Cleaning vinegar rain barrels

adker(4 NY)July 27, 2014

I was able to get a blue inudstrial rain barrel from a local bread baking plant. It had 200 grain industrial vinegar in it. I'm planning to take it to a local car wash and rinse it really well. Would that strentgh vinegar (i've seen it used as weed killer) be too hard to celean out? That barrel is perfect - the lid isn't cut and there are places to put the downspout. All I need to do is put in the spigot. I just dont want to kill bmy plants!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
2ajsmama

There should be very little vinegar left in it, by the time you rinse it out with potable water there won't even be 1% acidity left. I wouldn't take it to the car wash - certainly wouldn't use their soap on it and even if you just set it to "rinse" you don't know what their water quality is. Just use your garden hose.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bragu_DSM 5

don't over think this. rinse well and use.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
NorthernTier

Thanks for the advice, I'm not sure what they use 200 grain vinegar for at the plant, perhaps cleaning. I'll just rinse it out with the hose several times. I may even test the water on some weeds to see if it does anything.

thanks!
Paula

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
scottsmith(9)

"don't over think this. rinse well and use."

Great advice

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:23AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where Can You Get Free 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels?
Where can you get free 55 gallon plastic barrels? I...
raspberryflyer
Stay Away from Michigan Bulb
Just wanted to warn others that I had a bad experience...
Lynn_Z9
Any benefit from used tea bags?
Are these good for the soil or potted plants?
cosmo_kramer
Where can I find 'free fill' or free dirt?
Need some frugal advice. What are the best ways and...
Copperlilac
Clearance plants - savings thrill
The past few weeks I have had a lot of luck finding...
kandm
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™