“How to”/Fix-it Tropical Style

The pages in this Category are descriptions of various things about homes, cars, appliances, mortar/cement work, plumbing, electrical, electronics, water treatment etc that we’ve observed here and some solutions we’ve found.   Hint:  It’s different here, and the NOB (North of the Border) solutions aren’t necessarily as good as ours, and some NOB solutions just flat-out don”t work in the Tropics.

Feel free to post replies that have questions, and we can cast about with various friends and family members to find out their suggestions and also receive/post proposed solutions that worked from other readers.

e.g. Yucatan has very hard water both from private wells and in public water supplies. This hard water ultimately leads to a steady build-up of scale / Calcium carbonate / CaCO3 (saro) on your sapo (toad). . . (cont.)
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“How to”/Fix-it Tropical Style

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© Steven M. Fry

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3 Responses to “How to”/Fix-it Tropical Style

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  2. Jordy Hines says:

    is there a good cleaner for hard water stains? Thanks.

    • yucalandia says:

      If the surface is tile, ceramic, or porcelain (toilet?), then muriatic acid works well – cheap and available at all grocery stores – but use care, because it is strong Hydrochloric acid.
      steve

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