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Removing salt deposits from walls



 
 
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Old April 5th 05, 10:06 PM
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Having moved into a newish house (about eight years old) I am plagued
by disfiguring salt deposits on the external garden walls. I have tried
brushing them off, but to no avail. The only other advice I have seen
is to clean them off using a powerwasher. However, I do not possess one
of these and am on a tight budget so I wondered if anyone knew of any
alternative suggestions for removal. Any advice greatfully received as
my neighbours already think I am slightly insane for futilely brushing
my walls at strange hours of the day!

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Old April 5th 05, 10:46 PM
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Having moved into a newish house (about eight years old) I am plagued
by disfiguring salt deposits on the external garden walls. I have tried
brushing them off, but to no avail. The only other advice I have seen
is to clean them off using a powerwasher. However, I do not possess one
of these and am on a tight budget so I wondered if anyone knew of any
alternative suggestions for removal. Any advice greatfully received as
my neighbours already think I am slightly insane for futilely brushing
my walls at strange hours of the day!


There are much worse things in life. Forget it and enjoy yourself!

Mary



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Old April 5th 05, 11:04 PM
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Mary Fisher wrote :-

There are much worse things in life. Forget it and enjoy yourself!


Oh, I thought you were going to offer to lick it off for him
( still giggling at that thread )

Regards Jeff


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Old April 5th 05, 11:11 PM
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"Jeff" wrote in message
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Mary Fisher wrote :-

There are much worse things in life. Forget it and enjoy yourself!


Oh, I thought you were going to offer to lick it off for him
( still giggling at that thread )


I haven't finished our own house yet. All that crawling around with bum in
the air isn't dignified at my age.

And size.

Mary

Regards Jeff




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Old April 5th 05, 11:13 PM
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From previous threads (going back years) it is my understanding that you
cannnot, it's a never ending job. Some bricks suffer worse than others.
That's it.


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Having moved into a newish house (about eight years old) I am plagued
by disfiguring salt deposits on the external garden walls. I have tried
brushing them off, but to no avail. The only other advice I have seen
is to clean them off using a powerwasher. However, I do not possess one
of these and am on a tight budget so I wondered if anyone knew of any
alternative suggestions for removal. Any advice greatfully received as
my neighbours already think I am slightly insane for futilely brushing
my walls at strange hours of the day!



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Old April 6th 05, 01:20 AM
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In message , Mary
Fisher writes

"Jeff" wrote in message
. ..

Mary Fisher wrote :-

There are much worse things in life. Forget it and enjoy yourself!


Oh, I thought you were going to offer to lick it off for him
( still giggling at that thread )


I haven't finished our own house yet. All that crawling around with bum in
the air isn't dignified at my age.

And size.

Mary

Photos ?

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geoff
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Old April 6th 05, 08:15 AM
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On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 00:20:21 GMT, raden wrote:

I haven't finished our own house yet. All that crawling around with bum in
the air isn't dignified at my age.

And size.


Photos ?


Don't go there. PLEASE don't go there....Mary is not that sort of
lady. At least, I don't think she is that sort of lady.....

Andrew

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Old April 6th 05, 09:01 AM
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give it 2 or 3 winters it will all be gone.
Smudge

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Old April 6th 05, 10:25 AM
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"raden" wrote in message
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I haven't finished our own house yet. All that crawling around with bum in
the air isn't dignified at my age.

And size.

Mary

Photos ?


There are few takes photos of me. For some reason I'm not regarded as
photogenic. Hrumph.

Although I should think that's definitely so when my bum's in the air ...

Mary

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geoff



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Old April 6th 05, 10:25 AM
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"Andrew McKay" wrote in message
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On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 00:20:21 GMT, raden wrote:

I haven't finished our own house yet. All that crawling around with bum
in
the air isn't dignified at my age.

And size.


Photos ?


Don't go there. PLEASE don't go there....Mary is not that sort of
lady. At least, I don't think she is that sort of lady.....


I'm certainly not any kind of lady.

Mary


 




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