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Q. When do you use a siphoning system?

A. A siphoning system is a good choice when you have an above-ground well pump and water around 30 hours a month.


Q. How do you know how much Formula to put in the feeder tank?

A. First you find out how much iron you have in ppm. Then you go to the dosage chart and find out for the feed rate of the feeder system you are going to use, how much Formula to put in the feeder tank.


Q. How do you know which Formula to use?

A. You determine which Formula to use by testing the water for pH and hardness. Please use test 8 to test the water yourself. For really hard water you use Formula 2000. For acidic well water, you use Formula 1000. For ideal water conditions, use the concentrated Formula 500. For extreme conditions, use Formula 3000.


Q. How do Rid O'Rust Formulas work?

A. The Formulas are made up primarily of what are called "chelating agents." These materials grab the iron, manganese and other metals in the well water and neutralize them so that they won't combine with oxygen to make a metal oxide.


Q. How do you install a siphoning system?

A. A siphoning system is reasonably easy to install. It must feed into the pump intake line -where the line goes down into the ground or out to the water source. The attachment point must be between the check valve on the intake line and the head of the pump. There are many ways of making this attachment.


Q. How safe are the Rid O'Rust Formulas?

A. As a general statement, the chelating agents we use the most are generally regarded as safe. In their concentrated form, in the bottle, they are strong. As always, in handling them in the bottle, READ THE LABEL.


In application, the Formulas are greatly diluted, both by water in the feeder tank and by slow feeding into thousands of gallons of well water - measured in parts per million. Applied like this they should have no adverse effects on living things. However, we expect them to have an adverse effect on rust stains!


Q. How do the rust stain removers work, and will it harm any of my landscaping or stonework?

A. The rust stain removers remove rust stains caused by irrigation from most inorganic surfaces including metal siding, concrete, stucco, grout and the like. Rust Stain Remover may leave a white residue on dark surfaces such as asphalt and red brick unless it is rinsed off promptly after application. DO NOT apply to materials that contain iron oxide either in the surface pigment or as a constituent element of the material, as Rust Stain Remover may take the color out of the material. ALWAYS test a small area first, apply and then wait for the surface to dry thoroughly before continuing.


Q. Under what circumstances will the Rid O'Rust Formula not prevent iron stains?

A. There are two water conditions that will prevent the Rid O'Rust Formulas from doing the job. One is if the irrigation water is oxidized in some fashion before the injection point. The second is if the well water has iron bacteria in it. Please refer to our warranty which can be found elsewhere in the web site.





Q. Are there precautions to observe when using Red-B-Gone on clothes?

A. Red-B-Gone powder should never be poured directly onto clothes. Never use Red-B-Gone with chlorine or oxygen type bleaches. Do not use galvanized iron container for presoak with Red-B-Gone. Use the washing machine tub or any plastic or enamel container. Do not use on colored fabrics without first testing a concealed area on the garment for color fastness.


Q. How do you use Red-B-Gone on clothing?

A.        Step 1 Add 1/2 cup to warm water in washing machine.

            Step 2 Add clothes - let soak 5 minutes.

            Step 3 Add detergent - start wash/rinse cycle.

            Red-B-Gone can also be used as a presoak for those stubborn stains.

Step 1 Presoak garment in a well mixed solution of 1/2 cup Red-B-Gone to 5 gallons of water.

Step 2 Wash cycle as usual.


Q. Are there precautions to observe when using Red-B-Gone on household rust stains?

A. Red-B-Gone is safe for use on glass, plastic, porcelain, enamel, etc., but is not recommended for tableware, silverware, flatware, or any other stainless steel or plated eating utensils. Do not add bleach at the same time as Red-B-Gone Rust and Iron Stain Remover. Do not use on percolators or galvanized metals.


Q. How do you use Red-B-Gone on household rust stains?

A. To use Red-B-Gone on rust-stained dishes and glassware, just soak in a solution of 1/3 cup Red-B-Gone per gallon of cold water. Most stains disappear in 10 to 15 minutes without rubbing. To clean dishwashers and washing machines, add one-fourth to one-third cup of Red-B-Gone to an empty machine and run through a normal wash cycle.

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