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#100872 - Sat Aug 25 2001 09:15 AM Alka-Seltzer
gillyharold Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 5913
Loc: Michigan USA
Clean a toilet.
Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.

Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.

Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).

Remove burned-on grease from a pot or pan.
Fill the pot or pan with water, drop in six Alka-Seltzer tablets, let soak for one hour, then scrub as usual.

Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

Get short-term relief from nicotine withdrawl symptoms.
As long as you're not on a low-sodium diet or have peptic ulcers, drink two Alka-Seltzer tablets dissolved in a glass of water at every meal.

Soothe insect bites.
Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a glass of water, dip a cloth into the solution, and place the cloth on the bite for twenty minutes.


#100873 - Sat Sep 01 2001 12:38 PM Re: Alka-Seltzer
shabbychic Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 26 2001
Posts: 147
Loc: princeton in 47670
i am a lazy one and if i can find a quicker or an easier of doing things i am all for who ever thought of using alka-seltzer for cleaning the toilet or a drain my my thanks for the tips gillyharold
never is a man so small as when he stands on the backs of others to make himself look tall

#100874 - Sun Sep 02 2001 02:36 PM Re: Alka-Seltzer
malizma Offline

Registered: Sat Jan 20 2001
Posts: 1104
Loc: Nashville
Tennessee USA   ...
I am with you shabby on this one. Thanks for the suggestion.
Music is a sense of communication, it is a way to express the best of yourself to others, especially when you don't come across like a Hallmark card.-Lyle Mays

#100875 - Sun Sep 02 2001 07:05 PM Re: Alka-Seltzer
Ms.Lady Offline

Registered: Sun Apr 22 2001
Posts: 279
Loc: San Diego California USA  
Thanks Gilly! Where do you get all these great tips?
Let's be good to one another.

#100876 - Tue Sep 04 2001 06:50 AM Re: Alka-Seltzer
fjohn Offline

Registered: Mon Dec 06 1999
Posts: 2742
Loc: Wyoming USA Way Out West
Alka-Seltzer is also good for upset stomach.
Some days it just doesn't seem worth trying to chew through the restraints.

#100877 - Tue Sep 04 2001 02:53 PM Re: Alka-Seltzer
gillyharold Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 5913
Loc: Michigan USA
Ooops sorry fjohn forgot all about that one.


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