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Unread 08-26-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mold formula-boric acid

Where do you find boric acid for the mold/mildew formula found in the liberry.

I have been to all the big box stores and they don't carry it? A plumbing supply maybe?
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Unread 08-26-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Pete, most any drug store will have it.

I'll tell you one thing not to do with flatfloor's boric acid formula, that being to kill mushrooms that maybe growing in your lawn. For years I'd been fighting some kind of mushroom that grew in a big circle, ever so proudly right in the middle of my front lawn. No matter what I tried, the damn things would come back So on a particularly not too bright day I thunk, maybe flatfloor's boric acid formula that supposedly kills mold will kill a mushroom. They are cousins aren’t they? Anyway, I mixed up a gallon of that recipe and sprayed those mushrooms, every last one of them.

Killed the lawn Pete. Not just turned it brown but killed it, permanently. Had to dig it up and reseed the entire thing. Mushrooms never came back though.
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Unread 08-27-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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You gotta ask the druggest for it. It's usually kept behind the counter. It does work on mold. Once mixed,the Hydrogen Peroxide will not last, so use it asap and try to keep in a dark bottle or wrap it from light. Light affects the Hydrogen and when it dissipates it reverts to distilled water and it won't work. There, chemistry lesson done . Jim
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Unread 08-27-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
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Appreciate the directions and I promise not to use it on my lawn...

Local Rite Aid had one left and I snagged it.
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This may be a really really dumb post, but i gotta ask anyhow.
Boric acid. There is a product that is 99% boric acid 1% inert ingredients out there called roach pruf. Cost is around 6 bucks for a 1lb can in powder form.
???? Same thing?
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Well after reading in the liberry what the boric acid in the recipe was, maybe not such a dumb post after all You can buy that stuff at most any walmart, kmart, hardware store, most likely grocery stores. Just go to the bug killin stuff section. No name brand cost ya bout $2.
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It costs the same at the pharmacy,($2.00) but for a smaller quantity (4 oz). I bought it last year and still have 1/2 a container left. Point is, I don't want to store poison around the house. (Grand Kids, etc.) I can't watch them all the time. When you reduce the formula to the quantity needed,it is a small amount (maybe a teaspoon or two of the Boric Acid).
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Unread 08-28-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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Yup, same thing. I believe it kills bugs by interfering with their blood clotting capabilities sothey bleed to death.
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