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post #1 of 5 Old 08-26-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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White vinegar for cleaning waters?

I usually use diluted bleach when scrubbing out the horses waters, but was curious as I have a full gallon of generic white vinegar at home, does anyone use vinegar to clean? I have heard of a few people using it but I've always just done the bleach dilute.
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I usually use diluted bleach when scrubbing out the horses waters, but was curious as I have a full gallon of generic white vinegar at home, does anyone use vinegar to clean? I have heard of a few people using it but I've always just done the bleach dilute.
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I use either one, depending on what I have on hand. The bleach will disinfect everything and kills the algae. The vinegar cuts the grime and kills the algae and some bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella.

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What about Peroxide? I detest bleach and use H2O2 everywhere instead.

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I've thought about that too- bleach isn't my favorite it's just what is at the barn. I dilute it a lot before use, I figured vinegar might be a bit safer
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I use whte vinegar to clean the calcium depostits off my fish tanks and it works beautifully, so I imagine that it'd work just as well on horse troughs.
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