Grey flakes in my humidifier?
October 2, 2006 10:46 PM Subscribe
What are these grey/black flakes coming out of my humidifier?
posted by anonymoose to Technology (9 answers total)
I bought a cheap Kaz warm steam vaporizer a year or two ago, and every time I go to the sink to refill it, I find a large amount of dark grey flakes on the bottom of the water reservoir. I've tried rinsing the steam unit itself, and no matter how much I rinse it out, more black flakes will come out of it.
1) What are these flakes
2) How does this finite-mass object produce an infinite supply of black flakes
3) Can I get rid of them once and for all by doing something like dumping ammonia or vinegar or CLR into the steam unit?