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!

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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
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bragu_DSM 5

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

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:42PM
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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
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scottsmith(9)

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

Great advice

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 6:23AM
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