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Gilbert Fritz
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After rinsing out wheelbarrows, buckets, tools, etc. from lime, cement, concrete, etc., what should be done with the alkaline water?

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using a solar still to dry it up and reclaim the water.

Any ideas?
 
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Try to use it to help an acidic area, or acidic soil hating plants....hmmmm....
 
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put into cracks in concrete floors where bugs hide
 
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I don't have any acid soils; Colorado is quite alkaline.

How much would be able to go down the cracks? Is the idea to kill the bugs or fill the crack over time?
 
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i read (maybe in a few different contexts) that lime will scare away bugs.

not sure how much would be needed... but it s worth a try. some lime-stuff might be wased in the cracks and fill them at least a bit.

i let that water sit in buckets. the hard stuff will settle on the ground. this could be used on path-ways or to put under pavers, concrete etc.


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Gilbert: I'm not going to presume to tell you what to do. In my world view, life is too precious, and too short to be worrying about a little bit of lime in a little bit of water. I just dump it out somewhere and get on with living.
 
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