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Old 01-07-2006, 09:14 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Susan Erickson
 
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Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids

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At the 14 oz/1000 gal rate that would be 1/12 tsp /gal. I believe that would
be something like 2-3 drops/ gal depending on the size of the dropper tip.
That does sound a little ridiculous but I guess it's better than mixing up a
lifetime supply at once.
14 oz X 2 Tbsp/oz X 3 tsp/ Tbsp = 84 tsp/ 1000gal = .084 tsp/gal =1/12
tsp/gal
Gary

"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
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Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids



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Old 02-07-2006, 12:58 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids


I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer. After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T

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Old 02-07-2006, 01:14 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids


I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer. After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T


In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:22 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Susan,

Be careful....Vinegar is an herbacide. You can use it to kill weeds and
everything around them. I would expect it might kill orchids. Watch your
overspray.

I bought an inexpensive pressure washer and clean up the greenhouse with
that. Just don't hit the leaves by accident. One of my phals is still
recovering from a hit last year.

Gene



"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
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On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids


I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer. After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T


In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids





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Old 02-07-2006, 12:38 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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I use a pressure washer in the GH, too, as a way to remove algae from floors
and glazing. A 1% bleach or 0.17% Physan solution is a great way to prevent
the return of the stuff, but that means you actually have to remember to (or
have the time to) spray periodically

Gene's right about pants, though. Cymbidium leaves don't take to kindly to
1500 psi...

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Gene Schurg" wrote in message
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Susan,

Be careful....Vinegar is an herbacide. You can use it to kill weeds and
everything around them. I would expect it might kill orchids. Watch your
overspray.

I bought an inexpensive pressure washer and clean up the greenhouse with
that. Just don't hit the leaves by accident. One of my phals is still
recovering from a hit last year.

Gene



"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
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On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids

I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer. After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T


In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids





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Old 02-07-2006, 03:33 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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I would imagine Gene IS right about pants, but he's certainly right about
PLANTS, too!

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
I use a pressure washer in the GH, too, as a way to remove algae from
floors and glazing. A 1% bleach or 0.17% Physan solution is a great way to
prevent the return of the stuff, but that means you actually have to
remember to (or have the time to) spray periodically

Gene's right about pants, though. Cymbidium leaves don't take to kindly
to 1500 psi...

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Gene Schurg" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Susan,

Be careful....Vinegar is an herbacide. You can use it to kill weeds and
everything around them. I would expect it might kill orchids. Watch
your
overspray.

I bought an inexpensive pressure washer and clean up the greenhouse with
that. Just don't hit the leaves by accident. One of my phals is still
recovering from a hit last year.

Gene



"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
...
On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a
problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The
stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons, it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids

I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer. After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T

In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids







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Old 02-07-2006, 08:29 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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You had me going there for a minute, Ray!

Diana

"Ray" wrote in message
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I would imagine Gene IS right about pants, but he's certainly right about
PLANTS, too!

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
I use a pressure washer in the GH, too, as a way to remove algae from
floors and glazing. A 1% bleach or 0.17% Physan solution is a great way
to prevent the return of the stuff, but that means you actually have to
remember to (or have the time to) spray periodically

Gene's right about pants, though. Cymbidium leaves don't take to kindly
to 1500 psi...

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Gene Schurg" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Susan,

Be careful....Vinegar is an herbacide. You can use it to kill weeds and
everything around them. I would expect it might kill orchids. Watch
your
overspray.

I bought an inexpensive pressure washer and clean up the greenhouse with
that. Just don't hit the leaves by accident. One of my phals is still
recovering from a hit last year.

Gene



"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
...
On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a
problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the "normal"
amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery walk? The
stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2 gallons,
it
is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so this is a one shot
and I have it or not. Does anyone use this anymore?


SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids

I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor with
no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and work over
time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a garden sprayer.
After
10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it, the algae, off. You have
to
stay upwind of the bleach. A 10% solution probably would be better for
a closed greenhouse. Vinegar also works.

Joe T

In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids








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I know what you mean Ray, you would pant really hard if you knocked one of your
cymbidiums off with your psi!!! *G*

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Ray wrote:
I would imagine Gene IS right about pants, but he's certainly right
about PLANTS, too!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
I use a pressure washer in the GH, too, as a way to remove algae from
floors and glazing. A 1% bleach or 0.17% Physan solution is a great
way to prevent the return of the stuff, but that means you actually
have to remember to (or have the time to) spray periodically

Gene's right about pants, though. Cymbidium leaves don't take to
kindly to 1500 psi...

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"Gene Schurg" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Susan,

Be careful....Vinegar is an herbacide. You can use it to kill
weeds and everything around them. I would expect it might kill
orchids. Watch your
overspray.

I bought an inexpensive pressure washer and clean up the greenhouse
with that. Just don't hit the leaves by accident. One of my phals
is still recovering from a hit last year.

Gene



"Susan Erickson" wrote in message
...
On 1 Jul 2006 16:58:07 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


Susan Erickson wrote:
Slippery floors and spa algaecide

Ok, so I have this stuff. But I have never used it. I have a
problem
with slippery floors due to the high humidity. What is the
"normal" amount to a 2 gallon watering can for a less slippery
walk? The stuff
just says if algae is present, use 13-15 oz for 1,000 gallons of
water.

Now I figure even if I take that back to the amount for 2
gallons, it is not going to be "recycled thru the system," so
this is a one shot and I have it or not. Does anyone use this
anymore? SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids

I tried one brand of that algaecide on my carwash walls and floor
with no success.I think it is designed to stay in solution and
work over time. I went back to a 50% bleach solution thru a
garden sprayer. After 10 min. a stiff water spray wash knocks it,
the algae, off. You have to stay upwind of the bleach. A 10%
solution probably would be better for a closed greenhouse.
Vinegar also works. Joe T

In that case maybe I'll try vinegar - it is cheap.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids



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On Sun, 2 Jul 2006 12:55:00 -0700, "wendy7" wrote:

I know what you mean Ray, you would pant really hard if you knocked one of your
cymbidiums off with your psi!!! *G*



You ALL are too much. LOL .... But I needed the laugh. It has been
so hot and dry here. Clouds up every aftenoon and rains 1/2 way to
Kansas. ;^( We can not seem to get any of this. Then the Kids just
moved east in time to get all that rain in Jersey. Thankfully they
are not in the flood basin.

I just saw a piece on the plastic - Pottery this AM on HGTV. They
should make great S/H pots.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/orchids


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