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Old 05-29-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Boiling Pasta Water - What do you do with it?

A plumber said it is not good for the kitchen sink to pour boiling water down it (pasta water, potatoes, etc.). Sounds crazy to me. Where and how do you all pour your boiling water? Thank you. Betsy.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Down the drain. Haven't had a problem yet.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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Down the drain, but I do have cold water running when I do. Not sure why, but it's the way I do it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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A plumber said it is not good for the kitchen sink to pour boiling water down it (pasta water, potatoes, etc.). Sounds crazy to me. Where and how do you all pour your boiling water? Thank you. Betsy.
Did the plumber say why it's not good to do? I always thought the hot water would help to keep food stuffs from building up in the drain, and do some deodorizing too. Interesting.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:23 AM   #5
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Plastic drain pipes?
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:47 AM   #6
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I have a Corean sink, and the care package said to run cold water when you drain boiling water. Don't know why, but I do it anyway.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:09 AM   #7
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Plastic drain pipes?
I had a small residential handsink in my restaurant, which I used to drain pots. Over the years, the boiling water has cracked two or three plastic drain pipes. I don't drain anything in that sink anymore. I use the larger dish sinks, which has steel pipes.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:23 PM   #8
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down the sink.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
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I've been pouring hot water from pasta, etc down my kitchen sink for over 40 years with no problem - not even a clogged sink. I've never heard that. I wonder what he was talking about.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
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I've been pouring hot water from pasta, etc down my kitchen sink for over 40 years with no problem - not even a clogged sink. I've never heard that. I wonder what he was talking about.
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