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Old 01-02-2010, 15:15   #1
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Italian dressing and heads

I have been told that it is important to put Italian dressing in your toilet periodically to keep lines clear. Anyone ever hear of this??

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i think some use olive oil to keep things from squeeking-
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Italian Dressing? As in salad dressing? Really?

Italian dressing is oil and eggs, right?
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You here all kinds of remedies.

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i think some use olive oil to keep things from squeeking-

Ancient European custom.... lol... but seriously it works.. it also reduces wear and tear... corn oil is a cheaper substitute....
Save the dressing for your Salad...
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Oil and vinegar! I can understand the vinegar as a cleaner and as you say, the oil could condition the seals and lubricate things...Hmmm But I'd save that olive oil and good balsamic vinegar for the salad! Eggs? That I think is an old Roman's favorate, you know the guy who got stabbed...
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Hi rnjpinz:

Around a pint of White vinegar down the head once a month works fine.
Pump once every five or so minutes so as to allow the white vinegar time
to remove the scale deposits.

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Don't forget to add a little basil or thyme for fresh scent

Back in the 80's it was popular to lubricate the head (flush) with vegetable oil - environmentally friendly and much cheaper than what Boat/US and West Marine sold. Remember, this was before the mandatory holding tanks. It is just that once you used the stuff, you had keep using it... like some of the gear lubricants for the traveler, etc.

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