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Old 12-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #16061
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Congrats Somebunny.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #16062
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Geez, DC had all these December birthdays and look at all the new babies popping up. It must be a 50 year cycle.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #16063
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OMG! I just told Kimber to "go lay down" and she did!
Things are starting to rub off on her!
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #16064
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Congrats, Bunny!

And good girl, Kimber!
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #16065
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Once I read on here that fruit flies can breed in the garbage disposal I hardly ever get them. I know for a fact that my husband had a habit of rinsing a dish and letting the food scraps go down the disposal without running it. Now I am much more diligent with letting it run a few seconds longer, making sure everything is ground up. I put baking soda and vinegar down it at least once a week, and also pour boiling water down the drain from time to time. Rarely do I get a fruit fly now. When we first moved in this house there was no disposal. It was so annoying as I was used to it. We got one within a week, and are on our third one. They last about 10 years for us.

I heard about putting ice cubes down it, but I'm always afraid they will damage the blade.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #16066
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I have been sleeping a lot the past couple days and I'm feeling much better overall, but I know this thing has to run it's course. My SIL went to Med Express yesterday, but I haven't heard what they had to say. She doesn't take the time to get enough rest when she's sick. She owns her own business and went in to work on the 26th, even though they were closed.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #16067
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...and also pour boiling water down the drain from time to time...

...I heard about putting ice cubes down it, but I'm always afraid they will damage the blade.
According to my plumber, if you have PVC pipes under the sink, you should not pour boiling water down the drain as the heat can soften the adhesive holding the joints together. When I drain cooked pasta, I first turn on the cold water full blast then pour the boiling water and pasta into the strainer.

My disposal directions suggests putting ice cubes in the disposal to help clean it.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #16068
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Hmmm, well my plumber (dh) will just have to repair the pipes if the adhesive gets softened. LOL He does good work but he doesn't get paid well. I will be more careful about it in the future, and will give the ice cubes a try.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #16069
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When I lived in California, as a kid, we put egg shells in the garbage disposal to clean it.

Garbage disposals aren't legal in Quebec. They put too much organic stuff into the waste water and the water treatment plants have to use more chemicals.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #16070
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Now that's interesting.
Taxy, do you guys have landfills where they dump solid garbage? If it (garbage) doesn't go one place, it goes to another. Do you burn it?
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