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#18241 - 04/15/06 09:16 PM removing grease from new traps
LJ Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 73
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central)
I got some new traps and was wondering what would work to remove the factory grease. I was thinking of baking soda in hot water will it work? How much of ______ to ________ gallons of water?

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#18242 - 04/16/06 09:05 AM Re: removing grease from new traps
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9886
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Baking soda is too weak for that job. Get some unscented dishwasher powder. Use about 1 cup to every five gallons of water.

smile -- Hal
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#18243 - 04/16/06 09:12 PM Re: removing grease from new traps
LJ Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 73
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central)
Thanks Hal. Is baking soda good for cleaning at the end of the season?

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#18244 - 04/17/06 07:43 AM Re: removing grease from new traps
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
The only thing baking soda is good for is taking the shine off of snares.

smile -- Hal
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#18245 - 04/17/06 10:35 PM Re: removing grease from new traps
LJ Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 73
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central)
thanks hal

LJ

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#18246 - 04/18/06 07:42 AM Re: removing grease from new traps
Dktfireman Offline
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Registered: 07/13/05
Posts: 338
Loc: New Hampshire
Hal, could you post the name of the unscented detergent you use. I cannot find any and when I ask at the store the clerks are useless.
Thanks!

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#18247 - 04/18/06 03:09 PM Re: removing grease from new traps
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9886
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I've used many different "brands". Right now the box I've got is called "Everyday Living".

Just get in the proper asile at any major supermarket, and start looking for the cheap, generic-type brands. If it doesn't say "lemony fresh" or something to that effect on the box, chances are it is unscented.

smile -- Hal
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#18248 - 04/22/06 02:30 PM Re: removing grease from new traps
BruceT Offline
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Registered: 04/21/06
Posts: 26
Loc: Northern Maine
At your hunting stores I get and use the earth scent clothing detergent for hunting clothes.Makes your traps smell like dirt.

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#18249 - 05/07/06 11:23 AM Re: removing grease from new traps
leon melton Offline
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Registered: 08/04/05
Posts: 12
Loc: oklahoma
Just put some gasoline in a 5 gallon bucket, put your traps in the gas for about 30 minutes and your done.

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#18250 - 05/07/06 08:25 PM Re: removing grease from new traps
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 932
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
"and you're done." Done with what??, living, or trapping???? According to this site, there are more user friendly ways to de-grease traps. Gas in an open bucket is life threatening dangerous. Also, how will you dispose of the contaminated fuel. Sure can't dump it out. Mother earth deserves better than that. And what about your gas traps? Is there an 'oil well' set we don't know about? laugh Frank. cool
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