MACPLUMB777· Super Moderator
It's also got something in it that makes it cling to the fixture, like bowl cleaner. That property makes clearing the bowl rim much easier. The odor is better than muriatic as well. We charge accordingly for chemical cleaning fixtures so I don't mind the extra cost at $10/bottle.According to the SDS, Javelin is hydrochloric acid (HCl); muriatic acid is also HCl.
The concentration of HCl in Javelin may be higher or lower that that which you get from the pool store.
Either way it will dissolve calcium and piss crystals. It will also dissolve copper dwv over time.
I thought Thrift was sodium hydroxide crystals? I'd have to check again. I never was much of a fan except in certain circumstances. The fumes are pretty potent and I knew a guy that got some gnarly burns on his arm from that stuff.No thrift is a Sulfuric Acid blend different from Muratic acid they do different things
FIRE PROTECTION 3E7X1 OCT 1974- MARCH 1975 ANDWhen I was in the Air Force and we had a clogged urinal we would pour down a 5 gallon container of some type of acid that was used to clean cooling towers it really smelled strong and usually worked. The main problem with urinal stoppages back in the 80's in the Air force was scented soap cakes and cigarettes' buts.