Friday, August 13, 2010

Not-Better Living Without Chemistry

This morning I had to improvise a solution. My showerhead is clogged with hard water gunk, and I needed to do something about it.

When I was growing up, the solution would be that Mom would bring home some HCl from her lab, and Dad would unscrew the showerhead, and they would let it soak overnight in acid.

My solution of spraying it in situ with CLR and then scrubbing with a stiff brush is clearly not as effective.