A closed forum? on methylene chloride??
I cannot fathom the idea behind closing a forum that recently discussed the use of chemical solvents, specifically methylene chloride...these are dangerous products, with that I agree, and saying that is a great value to posters on this forum, not only repetetively - but with substance.
Closing the forum by the moderator is not doing anyone a service, IMO.
I read a post just today wherein methylene chloride was recommended as a paint stripper. As someone who has handled solvents for over 25 years, I disagree with such recommendations and applaud the suggestions of other products that are less toxic for health and the environnment. There is no need for methylene chloride that other solvents cannot match.
On another board, methylene chlride is widely recoemmended to strip saltillo tiles...and this coming from the US! Up here, we tend to have tighter laws on such things as solvents and therefore the industry has taken steps to rid ourselves of the habit of shooting fleas with elephant guns, such as is the case with methylene chloride and paint strippers.
It's time that these discussions remain 'enlightened'...so, Moderators, ...uh, open the door!