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  • nicholas bonham-carter nicholas bonham-carter @ 12:36 PM
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    grease buildup in drain

    thanks, i'll give it a try--nbc
  • scrook scrook @ 1:07 PM
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    Install...

    a grease trap and have it cleaned on regular intervals. Is a grease trap not a code requirement in your area for this application/use? Lye (sodium hydroxide) based crystal drain cleaners should be effective on grease deposits however.
  • mike mike @ 8:18 PM
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    yeah, g traps in restaurants

    i thought they're national code
  • an old wrench puller an old wrench puller @ 4:08 PM
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    I like this stuff

    http://www.zepcommercial.com/products.asp?category=11 Any good supplyhouse will have a good non- acid cleaner. regular use is the key.
  • Rich Kontny Rich Kontny @ 8:23 PM
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    Bio-Clean

    has environmentally safe products for both residential and commercial application. A time proven product line
  • mtfallsmikey mtfallsmikey @ 6:24 AM
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    Good to see you again, Mike!

    How's things at M & A?..I see some of your guys coming bck up the road in the afternoons.
  • mtfallsmikey mtfallsmikey @ 12:26 PM
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    Try this:

    Natural Enviro 1000 - Grease Trap Solution... www.naturalenviro.com This is a bacterial type product.Does a fairly good job.No lye. I used to use Chloroben PT. don't know if it is still available or not.
  • nicholas bonham-carter nicholas bonham-carter @ 10:54 AM
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    grease buildup in drain

    anyone had experience with some preventative procedures to alleviate grease build up in restaurant drains. i know that lye [sodium hydroxide] plus grease = soap, but does it work in drains?--nbc
  • Jamie Hall Jamie Hall @ 11:36 AM
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    if it isn't

    code in your area to have a grease trap on a commercial kitchen (e.g. restaurant, school, etc.) it should be. In any event, do install one -- at the very least on the dishwasher drain and any sinks used for cleaning or dishwashing. And Then Make Sure It Is Cleaned Out! Can't tell you how many grease traps I have inspected which were never cleaned out. You'll need a drain cleaner as the other guys have mentioned to get rid of the gook that's already there... Trust me: you'll have much better drains -- and the guys at the sewer plant will be very appreciative! Of course, if you have a septic tank, the guys who clean it will hate you, as they won't have to pump it so often!
    Jamie

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
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