Calcium build-up solutions

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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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Calcium build-up solutions

Dad,

Any idea how to get calcium build up out of my dishwasher? I have this white stuff, I guess it is calcium, caked all inside my dishwasher and it is not cleaning the dishes anymore.

Bryan

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  1. When the ashtray is full – get a new car. When the white stuff won’t clean your dishes – go to a different church.

  2. ?

  3. Son,

    Open your dishwasher. At the top and the bottom there are these spinning water dispensers. They are easy to take out. Take them out and use a tooth pick or paper clip to clean out the jets, flush them at the kitchen faucet. Put them back on. Try your dishwasher.

    Dad

  4. Dear Brian,
    Vinegar.

    The magic cure for almost anything you can think of from
    calcium buildup on faucets,
    to making them shine,
    to opening up clogged drains (from my trusted house building neighbor),
    to curing heartburn (and I’m not kidding:),
    to salad dressing (which if regularly used prevents heartburn to begin with, but then one has to eat that salad … )

    Put some vinegar (a cup or so) in a cycle without dishes and see if it works. my dishwasher manual also said that Jet Dry prevents that kind of thing from happening.

    So since Vinegar has done so many miracles in my life, I’m always inclined to grab one of the 4 different vinegars I keep in the cupboard first for any new challenge my house throws at me. If vinegar doesn’t work then I try something else, but it’s rare.

    Tandula

  5. Sorry Bryan, I realize I had a spelling mistake in your name.
    Apologies,
    Tandula

  6. Son,

    The woman says, “Use Chemicals,”

    The man says, “Take it apart.”

    Dad

  7. Mr. Ogh Rea Tone
    I was laughing so much right now I didn’t even realize that you called my all natural vinegar a Chemical :):)
    I’m still giggling, so before it gets reflected in my writing …
    Tandula

  8. Tandula,

    We get serious and then we have a few laughs – we just make observations about life and are happy to enjoy ourselves. It also struck me as funny about the difference between men and women. Thanks for your comments.

    Ohg

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