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post #1 of Old 08-16-2006, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Citracleen, Sunbrite Citrus or Simple Cherry?

Ok, time for me to mix 55 gallons of a house cleaner to mix with hypo. Which should I choose? Citracleen is Sodium Metasilicate and some other things but I couldn't find the MSDS on the others. Is the advertised softening/rinsing qualities of Simple Cherry worth looking into? Is Citracleen worth more than the less expensive Sunbrite Citrus?

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I like Steve's citracleen, and from what I've heard Sunbrites is the same exact stuff, only cheaper. I'm going with Sunbrites citrus cleaner after my citracleen is gone. I don't know anything about Bob's stuff.

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Make sure of what? That it's the same? Mike W has posted about it, he's tried both and said he couldn't tell the difference between the two, besides the price.

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Well, if Mike W said it I would have to believe it as he does a lot of houses. Looks like the race is between Sunbrite Citrus and Simple Cherry
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I just used the simple cherry that was ordered this weekend and got yesterday(fast) and I love it. If nothing else, it smells great and the nieghbors even commented on how good it smelled. That beats the neighbors looking concerned because they smell SHC and have been brainwashed to think bleach is a four letter word.

Was able to let dwell a little longer and used less SHC. Never used citra"" whatever, but definitly like the Simple Cherry better than what I had been using because it was as hard on me as the bleach breathing it in.

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Make sure of what? That it's the same? Mike W has posted about it, he's tried both and said he couldn't tell the difference between the two, besides the price.
i didnt know who said it ,i was implying that if it were me i wouldnt always go on what i heard ,unless i knew as you obviously do,the person making the satement.i would look at the data sheets to make sure i wasnt cutting myself short thats all.if my income depends on it that is.
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Simple Cherry do smell purty....
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So, Simple Cherry comes in to tie the lead. How much does it cost to get 55 gallons? Obviously cost has to figure into the equation or we would be rinsing with Evian!
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i didnt know who said it ,i was implying that if it were me i wouldnt always go on what i heard ,unless i knew as you obviously do,the person making the satement.i would look at the data sheets to make sure i wasnt cutting myself short thats all.if my income depends on it that is.
My bad Russ, in my first post I should of stated that it was Mike W I had heard it from. Sorry

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I just used the simple cherry that was ordered this weekend and got yesterday(fast) and I love it. If nothing else, it smells great and the nieghbors even commented on how good it smelled. That beats the neighbors looking concerned because they smell SHC and have been brainwashed to think bleach is a four letter word.

Was able to let dwell a little longer and used less SHC. Never used citra"" whatever, but definitly like the Simple Cherry better than what I had been using because it was as hard on me as the bleach breathing it in.
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How are you mixing the Simple Cherry? Just curious as it seems you first make a concentrate and then can cut it down to 40:1. What recipe are you finding works best for you?
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One pound Simple cherry to one gallon water and then mix with 4 gallons 16% SH. Then I down-stream. I have figured that my adjustable down stream injector will give me anywhere from 3:1 to 20:1 depending on hose length or tip needed for height. Sometimes I'm strong, sometimes I'm just right. I find that it is better to be on the strong side than to be too weak because you can always add water in the field.

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One pound Simple cherry to one gallon water and then mix with 4 gallons 16% SH. Then I down-stream. I have figured that my adjustable down stream injector will give me anywhere from 3:1 to 20:1 depending on hose length or tip needed for height. Sometimes I'm strong, sometimes I'm just right. I find that it is better to be on the strong side than to be too weak because you can always add water in the field.
Thanks Michael. That clears it up a lot. I just noticed that Bob has added some tips for Simple Cherry on his website and it matches what you say very closely. I now have something to work with to determine my cost analysis. Cheers.
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