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Coconut oil

GrallertGrallert Posts: 327Member
edited May 30 in Plumbing
Coconut oil seems very popular these days. How bad is this stuff? I've been fighting it here for a few years now. Solidifies in the pipes and collects everything else that shouldn't be put down a drain. Doesn't snake well unless one's lucky enough to catch another foreign object. Doesn't make it far in our hundred year old cast waste lines. This is just an observation and minor vent here. Nothing I can do about it really until I come up with a tasteful way to mention it to our students and residents. Anyone else finding this an issue?

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,672Member
    And not only all that, the production of the stuff is an environmental disaster!
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,684Member
    How is it getting into drainage systems, as a beverage? lotions? cooking oil?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • nibsnibs Posts: 327Member
    Some vet's wife was proclaiming it as a cure for Alzheimers and sundry other ailments. No science behind the claims and I know one lady who was sure it would cure her, so she refused any treatment that may have actually worked.
    She is in a home now and is only 60 yrs old.
    Best place for it is down the drain.
  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,684Member
    nibs said:

    Some vet's wife was proclaiming it as a cure for Alzheimers and sundry other ailments. No science behind the claims and I know one lady who was sure it would cure her, so she refused any treatment that may have actually worked.
    She is in a home now and is only 60 yrs old.
    Best place for it is down the drain.


    Nooooo, not down the drain :)

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,530Member
    Hello, There was a documentary called Awakening From Alzheimer's. In it, a Dr. Mary Newport discussed what a dramatic difference coconut oil made for her husband who had been slipping away with Alzheimer's. Every body is different and there is no panacea for the disease, but coconut oil is one arrow in the quiver for battling Alzheimer's. I'm pretty sure we can all agree that it's not a good idea to put it down the drain!

    Yours, Larry
  • GrallertGrallert Posts: 327Member
    hot_rod said:

    How is it getting into drainage systems, as a beverage? lotions? cooking oil?

    I thinks folks are using on their bodies, hair skin etc. becomes almost liquid at body temp but freezes up almost immediately at any lower temp. So one would smear it in hair or on skin and wash it off in the shower. Then they send me a work order for slow draining shower or sink.
  • nibsnibs Posts: 327Member
    @Larry Weingarten
    Larry, so many people die each year world around, from fake woo woo medical claims. Anecdotes are not proof, she is a quack.

  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,684Member
    nibs said:

    @Larry Weingarten
    Larry, so many people die each year world around, from fake woo woo medical claims. Anecdotes are not proof, she is a quack.

    One person's quack is another messiah :)

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,672Member
    Grallert said:

    hot_rod said:

    How is it getting into drainage systems, as a beverage? lotions? cooking oil?

    I thinks folks are using on their bodies, hair skin etc. becomes almost liquid at body temp but freezes up almost immediately at any lower temp. So one would smear it in hair or on skin and wash it off in the shower. Then they send me a work order for slow draining shower or sink.
    But it's so good for the complexion... or hair...(not yours, theirs)
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • FredFred Posts: 7,920Member
    It is also excellent for the economy and secondary markets like plumbing, drain openers, laundry detergents, etc. Eliminating coconut oil could wreck our economy and the economies of countries that produce coconuts. Think about it. :o
  • Intplm.Intplm. Posts: 781Member
    It may not be coconut so much. More the palm oil industry that is bad for drains and the environment at many different levels. ie.Planting, growth, production etc.
  • GrallertGrallert Posts: 327Member

    Grallert said:

    hot_rod said:

    How is it getting into drainage systems, as a beverage? lotions? cooking oil?

    I thinks folks are using on their bodies, hair skin etc. becomes almost liquid at body temp but freezes up almost immediately at any lower temp. So one would smear it in hair or on skin and wash it off in the shower. Then they send me a work order for slow draining shower or sink.
    But it's so good for the complexion... or hair...(not yours, theirs)
    laugh lines and lost hair, my stock and trade.
  • nibsnibs Posts: 327Member
    Can't remember if it helped with my old_timers.
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