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Old 01-12-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Coffee Grinds down the drain or no?

Having a difference of opinion with hubby. I throw the fine coffee grinds from the coffee machine down the sink drain. I think I once heard that it helps keep the drain clean. Hubby says I'm wrong.....Anyone?????....thanks

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Old 01-12-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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I put grinds in down the drain but I have a disposal.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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I put them in the garbage. I have a septic system and it just sees like the right thing to do.... beats me though.
My disposal has one of those enzyme things on it so it gives the septic a little charge when you use it, maybe I should start doing that and my kitchen wouldn't smell like old coffee grounds
Don't you use coffee grounds to attract night crawlers, too, by spreading them on the ground? Probably not a good idea in winter
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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it doesn`t clear the drains at all, that idea is totally Bogus!

you Can put them in Compost though, it`s good acidic material and great for plants such as Blue berries :)
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #5
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Not chemically, but I'm wondering from an abrasive standpoint
Maybe they rub against areas where clogs are likely to occurr.... traps, elbows.... and help keep them open.
Maybe not
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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Can't solve your dispute. I always put ours in the compost bin.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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i put coffee grounds down garbage side of sink.

don't think it hurts or helps any thing.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:22 PM   #8
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Coffee is no sort of cleaner, the grains will either scrape things off or get caught in them when they are rubbing the pipe walls. those just a bit further in will do zero either way.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:59 AM   #9
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I don't have a compost pile but I scatter them in the garden. Suppose to be good for the
plants. Seems like we should make some use of them, rather than down the drain or in the garbage.
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:26 AM   #10
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interesting...i think i'll try that for my garden..
oh and no idea about the coffee grounds helping or not.. i'd go with probably not...
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