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  • Cleaning Rust Off of Tools Without Harsh Chemicals

    Baking powder = Baking soda + cream of tartar (a biproduct of winemaking that makes biscuits delicious)

    You're just separating the fly specks from the black pepper with this comment.

    Most of us had high school chemistry, but forgot plenty. Adding salt will not increase the [H+] ion content (the pH level) of the mixture. How can it be "harsher" if it is no more acidic? In the case of either acid, it's only the hydrogen ions that participate in any reaction. Salt is also known as dehydrated ocean water: just add water (or DHMO). Vinegar is a 5% solution of acetic acid and water. Acetic acid is very similar to ethanol, both of which are already in everything but perfectly distilled water. These chemicals in nearly any quantity are less harmful to the environment than a package of HoHos (ink, plastic, and hardware store products used as fillers and preservatives).

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