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    Default Pickle solution

    Hi. Once a pickle solution has been prepared, how many times can it be used if kept warm ?
    Thanks
    Tony

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    I use mine until it has got too low then if its dirty I wash out and redo but if not I just top up.
    Heating it in a slow cooker with the lid on when I need it then leaving it switched off between sessions.
    So weeks basically.
    Just use it until it isn't working I would say.

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    Cool thanks for that !
    Also, is the homemade version adequate ? I placed an order but forgot to add pickle.

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    I have no idea, I use the safety pickle from Cooksons.
    try it and you will soon find out

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    Go to a pool/ spa shop and by some Sodium Bisolphate same stuff only much less expensive

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    Will do that tomorrow. And just mix with water ?

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    Or you could buy alum crystals from amazon really cheap and readily available in foodstuffs

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    Yes just mix with water add powder to water, completely dissolve then heat ( works faster when hot) about 150 g per 1.5 litres, as for Alum I don't know I have never used it , (I am not convinced of it's safety)
    Just one point when it is exhausted store some in a tightly closed jar , it can be handy if you wish to to remove the solder colour from copper items, it will thinly plate the piece and disguise the solder
    Last edited by china; 10-10-2019 at 03:56 AM.

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    You can also use vinegar and salt, again it works faster warmed but will work cold. Very smelly though.

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