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I was more focused on the chicken cooking timer on the left because you don't know how to edit out the boring parts of your video.
     
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Originally Posted by EpicPie;13570547 
I was more focused on the chicken cooking timer on the left because you don't know how to edit out the boring parts of your video.

call the fire dept! but what would happen if you just added some lemon juice to your loop for a few days?
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What does one do with a nickel block? Can it be cleaned the same way or will this destroy the plating? I'm going to be taking my loop apart and cleaning blocks before selling them here on OCN... so I just want to make sure I don't ruin anything.

How long can I soak pieces?
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What does one do with a nickel block? Can it be cleaned the same way or will this destroy the plating? I'm going to be taking my loop apart and cleaning blocks before selling them here on OCN... so I just want to make sure I don't ruin anything.
How long can I soak pieces?

Don't use any acid with nickel plating, it will remove the plating. I tested this using vinegar on a nickel plated block with flaking nickel and it greatly increased the extent of the corrosion in 5 minutes.

I would soak in a solution of baking soda and hot distilled water; then use an old toothbrush to clean it.
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Personally I use some 5% vinegar and a dremel with a brush bit on it. Polishes away the oxidation, as well as anything clogging the block, very quickly.
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I have the same or similar block and I was wondering what one would go to get a new gasket? if necessary?
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