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I had the same problem using vinegar as a weed killer. I took the trigger apart and lubricated the rubber piston with Vaseline and now it is working.
I suppose I should post the solution we eventually came up with. We tried everything. Goo-gone. Soapy water. Various hardwood floor cleaners. Alcohol. Windex. Dry ice. Steam. Swiffer Wet Jet. Industrial Strength Adhesive Remover. None of these made the cleaning much easier, and even after hours of scraping and wiping, the foam still left nasty ...
I had a similar situation and scraped with plastic putty knife, washed with dawn dish soap and goof off, and washed again with dawn dish soap. A lot came up, but the stains still appeared. A lot of time an effort went into this too - I'd suggest to sand it, stain it, and poly it. Save yourself the hassle and time.
If the smell starts only after you turn on the water, it is probably coming from the overflow. Take the stopper out and block the drain with a plastic baggy with a wet rag in it. This has to block the overflow drain where it meets the regular drain. Now pour the foaming snake, or other drain cleaner into the overflow. Let stand then reconnect the ...
Go to a website call Sidingswab.com. They have a tool that mounts on an extension pole and you order the cleaning pad to fit the profile of your specific siding. Works great.
If you can get the bucket clean and dry, a coat of paste wax will help, but for how long is debatable, and unknowable in practice unless you make the experiment. Ideally wait for better weather, but that's difficult with rented equipment and/or deadlines. Be careful how hard you "bump on the ground" - it is possible to rather expensively break things with ...
Spray the bucket down with WD-40, or similar. You'll have to reapply quite often, but it does help a bit (especially in clay). Alternatively, hire a laborer to scrape the bucket clean after every couple scoops.
Sears used to sell the "16927 carpet cleaning attachment set" for 54.98 (in the 1997-98 Craftsman tools catalog) which was basically an attachment set and 40 ft of braided vinyly hose, floor and upholstery tools, extension wands,water valve, faucet connectors and adapters, etc that basically turned your wet/dry vac into a carpet extractor machine. ...
I once used either acetone or lacquer thinner first before applying the Brasso. My thought was that if I first broke down the finish on the brass it would be easier for the Brasso to make direct contact with the brass. It worked well. I used extra fine steel wool (either 00 or 000 or finer--the finer the better) dipped (use something the size of a mixing ...
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