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Sonoran Landesign wrote:Sep 25, 2016
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    Thank you very much for the info!
  • Kristen Marie Anton
    Rust can alter the pH of your water depending on the cause of your rust. The pH can go up or down. For some applications this may not be so bad, but I was told by the water company it is generally not healthy to drink, as we have corroded galvanized water piping from 1946 with visible rust on some parts of the outside. Salts can add to the rust and cause more corrosion leaving you with nothing but chunks if what used to be metal that can hold potentially infectious bacteria, although I do like the modern-industrial look for a bit of decoration. Rust treatments can be costly and high in VOCs, depending on type. Additionally, pH is more important than people think. My experience today prompted me to think about how rust affects water. The pH of our tap water is so bad in the upstairs bathroom, it has removed latex paint and dissolved plastic on my air cleaner. If the water is too alkaline or acidic, it can leave scarring on your hands and cause poor air quality. Air holds a certain amount of moisture depending on tempetature. The hotter it is, the more moisture air can hold. The cheapest bet, if you want to remove rust, is WD40, which can be wiped off (use a small squirt and a soft brush or rag, a thin coat of rust will usually wipe clear without leaving scratches). It is actually a very complex issue, but DW40 with or without a clear coat of a rust inhibitor may help. Sometimes the solution is as bad as the problem. The most important thing to consider is whether or not the rust (or the solution) will harm you, your customers, your plants, or your animals.
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