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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will clean/decalcify a shower head.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)

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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - clean/decalcify a shower head

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the shower head
   - an in progress shot of you cleaning/decalcifying the shower head
   - an after picture of the newly cleaned/decalcified shower head
   - a description of the method for how the shower head was cleaned/decalcified
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Our shower head wasn’t that bad, but I thought I’d give this BB part a shot. The steps were simple.
First, a shot of our shower head before cleaning.

I soaked the shower head in white vinegar to dissolve buildup. It worked well inside the holes but not so much on the surface. This is the same bag of vinegar I used for my aerator.

Then I used a stainless steel scrub brush to remove the dissolved minerals. I didn't want to mar the plastic so easy does it.

Testing the shower head after cleaning rinsed away the debris. As you can see I could have left it soak a bit longer but it was getting late and we both needed a shower!

Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

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I cleaned the shower head tonight!  I did the bag of vinegar and then wiggled the rubber nipples to get the chunks off.
Vinegar in a baggie
Vinegar in a baggie
Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify that this BB is complete!

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