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Re: [Marbling] Cleaning the tank

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    Nancy and Iris, Since I marble fabrics I only use water color based pigments.  Once in a while I pour a bucket of hot water, 1 cup of vinegar and a small
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 26, 2010
      Nancy and Iris,

      Since I marble fabrics I only use water color based pigments.  Once in a while I
      pour a bucket of hot water, 1 cup of vinegar and a small squirt of Vel dish
      washing liquid. I find this solution  is ecofriendlier than Drano.

      Marines



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      From: irisnevins <irisnevins@...>
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, September 26, 2010 9:55:20 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marbling] Cleaning the tank

       
      Nancy, It can clog the drain unless you run lots of hot water after it. It would
      take a lot of pourings and Drano a few times a year. When I lived in towns and
      cities 30+ years back when I started the drain was the only option. I won't go
      into what I do now. You are pretty brave to say you pour it out on the bushes on
      the web!! Even if they are your own bushes! You never know if OSHA (if you work
      with anyone else) or the EPA will come knocking on your door. I have in the past
      done the same, out on the grass, and it grew taller and greener than surrounding
      patches. Marblers are pouring for the most part totally natural substances if
      doing watercolor marbling, even if cadmiums are used, where do people think they
      originally came from anyway, the earth, rocks etc. I will say no more. You had
      better start looking for the guys in the hazmat suits though, lurking in your
      bushes!! If you were doing oil color marbling you'd have more toxic remains, but
      what you are supposed to do with them I don't know. I know oil marblers....and
      all goes down the drain. I do acid etching on metal and you need to neutralize
      the acid before pouring down the drain with baking soda (kind of interesting
      results!!) and that is considered safe. So I can't imagine marbling by products
      would be harmful either down the drain or out on the lawn or bushes. I'd just do
      what is convenient. It rarely clogged my drains if followed by hot water. I'd
      suspect your art teacher's drains were already very slow going for this to
      happen.

      Iris Nevins
      www.marblingpaper.com<http://www.marblingpaper.com/>
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Nancy Akerly<mailto:nakerly@...>
      To: Marbling@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 4:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marbling] Cleaning the tank

      Really? You put the carrageenan down the drain when you dispose of it?
      Our art teacher at school did that and it clogged up the sink something fierce,
      so I always pout it outside in the bushes, with no ill effect on the bushes.
      What do the rest of you do to dispose of the size?
      Nancy

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