Coffee grounds and pipes

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swithun
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Coffee grounds and pipes

Postby swithun » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:51 pm

I've heard some people in the kitchen say that coffee grounds are good for cleaning out the pipes. I was wondering whether to do this at home with my Turkish coffee grounds, but thought I would look it up to make sure it was good for the pipes.

It turns out that this is bad for the pipes. It will make them clog quicker, rather than scour the grime off. So not a good idea, mkay.
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Postby ravanwin » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:55 pm

whoever told you that coffee grinds were "good for the pipes" ought to be barred from working in the kitchen immediately.
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Postby beev » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:06 pm

You can buy soda crystals for putting down drains to help clear them. They are very cheap. I think Semi-Chem has them.
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Postby ravanwin » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:41 pm

seriously, who told you coffee grounds were good for the pipes? seriously: who who?
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Postby swithun » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:49 pm

Someone I haven't seen for a while. If they are reading this, they will know better next time, and won't need to be named and shamed. If I see them I'll have a quiet word.

I don't know if they ever did round to putting their plan into action. And there isn't anything wrong with the pipes, as far as I know. At least not since that unfortunate incident in Infoseed.
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Postby Shannon » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:13 pm

On a slightly related topic: what the hell happened to the good blind sleeve for the espresso machine? It has not been getting cleaned on my watch because I can't find it. This is bad. If it hasn't returned asap I'm going to get a new one - but from where?
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Postby ravanwin » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:42 pm

certainly we know people who work at other cafes?
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:02 pm

never trust a hippy.
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