Thread Number: 72882  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Going to try a locally made detergent.
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Post# 962971   10/17/2017 at 06:10 (366 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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A local chemical company, Wausau Chemical, has been in business for 55 years.  Just recently, I decided to give one of their laundry detergents a try.  Yesterday I had the day off, so I ordered a 40# bucket of the lemon detergent.  Haven't tried it yet, but will post my impressions when I do.  For now, here are some photos.


(Photo #4 says ¼ cup per 10-12lb load)


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Post# 962978 , Reply# 1   10/17/2017 at 07:38 (366 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Be carefull

Will Robinson: Danger! Danger!

Post# 962980 , Reply# 2   10/17/2017 at 07:47 (366 days old) by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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how much does 40 pounds of laundry detergent go for these days?

Post# 963058 , Reply# 3   10/17/2017 at 18:33 (366 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Probably a sodium carbonate mixture with some alkyl benzyl sulfonate surfactant and maybe some perborate for bleaching. Will encrust your washer with a nice layer of limestone, unless it actually is a phosphated formula.

Post# 963062 , Reply# 4   10/17/2017 at 18:59 (366 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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40# for $59.95 + 5.5 percent sales tax= $63.25



I add STPP to every tub of water.

Post# 963391 , Reply# 5   10/19/2017 at 15:31 (364 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Here's the MSDS giving the ingredient amounts by percentage.

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Post# 963430 , Reply# 6   10/19/2017 at 20:10 (364 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Hmm, might be interesting with the STPP already added.

Post# 963434 , Reply# 7   10/19/2017 at 20:34 (364 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

I love your beautiful state. For around 25 years I used to fly into Mitchell regularly because GE Medical had their headquarters in Waukesha. Mitchell was the only airport I ever flew from that had a used bookstore in the concourse!

Funny thing is that, way back in the 90's, that was the first time I ever went to a Fuddrucker's. Thereafter, I'd go there at least once when I was in Waukesha. It was several years later that I learned it was a Texas-based chain! They just didn't have any around me.

I love going to the zoo in Milwaukee, and that arboretum/aquarium where they have those three glass bio-domes.

Just a beautiful state, nice people.

Post# 963478 , Reply# 8   10/20/2017 at 06:17 (363 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        
Thank you John,

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It's been a few years since I've been to the Mitchell Park domes but yes, very beautiful.  They're especially gorgeous at Christmastime.


Post# 964950 , Reply# 9   10/30/2017 at 08:13 (353 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I finally gave this detergent a try and I must say it did a great job.  I washed the bedsheets and Velux blanket from our guest bedroom this morning.  The sheets were only slightly soiled, but the blanket had some blood stains on from god knows who & what.  I used ½ cup detergent, one BIZ pod, and 1 cup of ammonia.  No heavy perfume scent leftover when removed from the dryer.


The detergent has a butter color, a very faint lemon scent, but a definite industrial chemical smell.  I feel that with already having the STPP in it makes it a good performer.  I'm not sorry I went out on a limb with such a large quantity.


Sorry I forgot to snap some pics during the wash cycle.

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