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Old 06-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #16
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In the history of bad ideas, standing in a wet shower with power tools would rank #1.

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"Chemicals" are not necessarily bad for your health. Hydrochloric (muriatic) acid removes pretty much all mineral deposits from pretty much anything, and doesn't damage most surfaces (marble, limestone, and travertine excepted). It smells very strong and is irritating, but is NOT TOXIC and is naturally produced in your stomach in huge quantities. CLR and Lime Away are gentler, but less effective. All of these options are way less dangerous than using power tools in the shower.
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"Hydrochloric (muriatic) acid"
I suggested the use of muriatic acid awhile back and was just about ran out of town on a rail.
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barkeeper's friend (oxalic acid) will get even the most stubborn hard water stains off....

standing in water with an electric buffer <<<<<<<< CLR < barkeeper's friend < Muriatic acid
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I like the muriatic acid idea.....and it even works on trolls....
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What you want to do is just crazy. Have you ever seen someone electrocuted?? I have and trust me, it isn't pretty. Use an appropriate chemical like CLR and then get yourself a water softener. A clean shower isn't worth dying for.
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P.S. Wouldn't it be easier to address the hard water issue so you wouldn't have to deal with removing these awful hard water stains in the 1st place?
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Battery operated tools, while working with one tool have the other battery charging. Keep switching. If you go with chemicals keep spraying it on a couple days maybe even hang wet fabric over the stains to hold the chemical in place while it soaks in.
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Air powered tools make a lot of sense. They are just as powerful at the point of use as electric tools, provided the pressure and flow of air is adequate. They work well in wet conditions, and in fact some of them work underwater (underwater chainsaws used in specialty logging and demolition comes to mind). And you will not get shocked using them. Most tool types have an air powered equivalent, often they cost more, but if properly built they are rugged and very reliable.
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I never heard of any Pro sanding tiles in a shower stall. Lets see the finished results.
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I need to use a power tool in a shower with water turned on periodically. There will be water all over the shower and on my hands and feet. I need proper shoes and gloves that will protect me and enable me to do somewhat detailed work with my hands. Please help me know what to buy. Thank you!
WHY IN THE WORLD would the water need to be turned on periodically with you in there????
This is a serious question. I am very curious.
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In the history of bad ideas, standing in a wet shower with power tools would rank #1.
Not even close.



When the shower is all clean you really need to relax.

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Good point, Creeper. Either "JenniferWA" died performing this task or "she" moved on to other chatrooms for more trolling activities.
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Adding to the pucker factor, anyone recognize 220 volts in Jim's second photo ?

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