If it can dissolve a mouse, must you sign for it in Illinois?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In the state where everybody who's anybody is either on the take, on parole or in prison, and where taxes seem to have no limit, now you need to show a picture ID and have your personal information recorded to buy drain cleaner.

    Actually it applies to any "caustic" chemical (Mountain Dew?), not just drain cleaner ...

    CBS Chicago: New Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Drain Cleaner

    Fines are stiff ...

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Off-topic for the ID requirement, but on-topic for the drain cleaner, I'm putting in a plug here for people to stop using the caustic stuff, period. Baking soda plus white vinegar is a powerful, successful, safe drain cleaner, and it doesn't eff up the groundwater with toxic chemicals. A lot cheaper, too. (Also great for cleaning porcelain, such as sinks, tubs, and toilets.)
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's a binary mixture -- sounds dangerous.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You're kidding, right?

    It just bubbles pleasingly (well, I find it pleasing) and does the trick.
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Lots of things you can mix in the kitchen sink are dangerous as all heck. (How do I know? I homeschool a 13 YO boy.)

    Any way, this kind of goofball legislation only makes life more complicated for the law-abiding.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We made gunpowder (black powder) in high school chemistry. He's probably a lot safer at home.

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