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Old 02-02-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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Floor Dry for Dishes

Has anyone used floor dry for scouring thier dishes prior to washing? I am thinking it would absorb food residue better than wiping with paper towel, especially if it were oily or greasy like bacon grease. As far as I know it is made with either ditomatious earth or bentonite clay. I don't think either is toxic as long as your not breathing the dust. I'm trying to come up with ideas to make the fresh water last and to keep nasty bits of food out of the greywater tank.

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Old 02-02-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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As far as I know it is made with either ditomatious earth or bentonite clay

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Neither of those sound particularly good for the drain plumbing. I'd worry that over time, they might congeal and become hard to rinse/wash out.
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I have noticed over the years that most dogs do an extremely good job of cleaning plates so they sparkle. Helps keep free loaders away too that bum meals when they see that action.




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Neither of those sound particularly good for the drain plumbing. I'd worry that over time, they might congeal and become hard to rinse/wash out.
I would dispose of used floor dry and food in the trash to keep it out of the plumbing and grey water tank.

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Floor dry is really dusty, kitty litter is the same thing with the dust taken out. Plain old cheap kitty litter not the stuff that clumps or has perfume in it.

I like BlackJohn's idea better, we did that for years. Maybe you could experiment by leaving them outside and letting raccoons, possums or bears do the dirty work.
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We use a screen strainer in the drain, cost a couple buck at the local big box hardware store. It collects most of the food bits. We use one in the shower drain too (you have no idea how bad plain old back hair can clog a drain!).
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when I 'camped'!, back pack, hiking in the mountains, building and sleeping under a leanto camping, we used sand from the beach to scrub pots and pans - eco friendly and free - not that you would want sand in your grey water tank, but it could be collected in a pail and discarded in the woods
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Floor dry is really dusty, kitty litter is the same thing with the dust taken out. Plain old cheap kitty litter not the stuff that clumps or has perfume in it.

I like BlackJohn's idea better, we did that for years. Maybe you could experiment by leaving them outside and letting raccoons, possums or bears do the dirty work.
I'm sure bears would be happy to clean up a plate and then try to break in to get the rest of the food or bus occupants.

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