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Old 09-08-2012, 03:55 AM   #16
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Well said, SDS, well said. The reasons phosphates were taken out of household and laundry detergents so many years ago was due to the fact that these phosphates did find their way to low ground...and did end up in streams, ponds, lakes and reservoirs. Certain algaes feed rampantly off these phosphates then flourish in calm and still waters, robbing the water of all oxygen necessary for beneficial plants and marine life to survive.

Also, and again (as mentioned in my previous post), TSP is a strong, caustic detergent. It can be mixed strong enough to degloss paint...it can be mixed strong enough to remove paint. It will burn your skin if mixed too strongly. If I remember my high school chemistry class, the proper term for this product is that it's some "potent sh!t..."

...and it's so not necessary to over mix. Sometimes you need a stronger detergent than Soilax, and TSP may be just your ticket. If you mix it to the recommended strength, you're gonna have plenty of grease cutting power. Keep this in mind when using TSP - A surface cleaned with TSP must be neutralized with clean water. Rinsed clean. The stronger the mix, the more rinsing is necessary. Without a proper rinse, the film you leave behind contains phosphates - and phosphates are a form of fertilizer. Plants (such as the algae mentioned earlier) thrive on the stuff - Mold and mildew are also such plants that will absolutely feed on this residue.

Seems to me that if there is an environmental hazard, a safety concern, and a detrimental effect to the surface being cleaned, concerning this product - and that all these issues/concerns & hazards would be greatly (or manageably) minimized by simply following the package directions...then why are we even having this discussion?

I could answer that, but, I will be nice, now

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I could answer that, but, I will be nice, now
You are always nice. Some just do not see through your Maryland Crabby exterior at times.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #18
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You are always nice. Some just do not see through your Maryland Crabby exterior at times.

That must be it

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