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Re: [acorneau] rope and chemical question
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acorneau wrote:
shockabuku wrote:
TradEddie wrote:
Muriatic acid is concentrated Hydrochloric Acid, the fumes of that would eat through your rope and be virtually undetectable until its too late. I'd be dumping the open rope and washing the rope bags.


Concentrated? I find that hard to believe if gym employees regularly use it to clean holds.

Muriatic acid is added into water (diluted) for hold cleaning, not used a full strength.
Muriatic acid is *not* "concentrated hydrochloric acid". In fact it is diluted hydrochloric acid. The stuff at Home Depot is about 20% HCl.

[Actually, if you really want to nit pick, muriatic acid is just an old, alternate name for hydrochloric acid. However, anytime you see it labeled as such in a hardware store, it is indeed diluted HCL.]

(This post was edited by marc801 on May 1, 2013, 9:12 AM)

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