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Old 11-20-2019, 07:52 PM
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A crew was digging nearby and the water in toilet was tinged brown, definitely noticeable but barely. Water department next day says its just sediment knocked loose from pipe. Flush for 10 minutes then check if that cleared things up. No contamination, just aesthetics.
So i got to rotate out a couple gallon jugs of water, not like milk jugs, pretty thin plastic but pretty durable. Going on 2 years old.
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Most water supplies have some iron in the water that will not hurt you. What you need to worry about is if you lost water pressure in that case things could get into the water. Iron in the water will stain things in the wash if that happens wash the clothing TSP Trisodium phosphate the new tsp90 will not work. TSP was the main ingredient in most laundry detergents before sale for that use was banded. You can still get it in the paint department however. Use the same amount you would use with any dry detergent.
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Yup, it ruined a bunch of my white shirts in the laundry. We have a horrible water company.
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Most water supplies have some iron in the water that will not hurt you. What you need to worry about is if you lost water pressure in that case things could get into the water. Iron in the water will stain things in the wash if that happens wash the clothing TSP Trisodium phosphate the new tsp90 will not work. TSP was the main ingredient in most laundry detergents before sale for that use was banded. You can still get it in the paint department however. Use the same amount you would use with any dry detergent.
Note that paint departments have been selling TSP substitutes for a while too.

Always read the label closely. The real stuff usually comes from Savogran in a red and white box. The brand does sell a fake TSP as well, but that is in a green box.

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