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    The Basic Sunday Wash - How-to

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Sqi1lAj1A&

    Remember kids, it's illegal to discharge soap into the City of Calgary stormwater system.

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    And the top 10 detailing mistakes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTZchsxdq7A

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    Hi Keith,
    Quick question from a newbie here in Calgary. If I was my car in the alley behind my house where there are no storm drains, is that permitted?
    Thanks,
    Tom Grasso

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    Technically, if the water/soap/stuff can flow to a drain, no. They tend to go after businesses, who can pay the fine (max $20,000), so if your neighbours don't complain....

    Having said that I use a 3 bucket technique(1 soap and 2 rinses) taught to me by a 25 year concours judge, inside my garage, and then pour the old water into the regular sewer.
    Perci

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    Despite my admonishment, I wash my car in my driveway, as the slope of it causes all the water to go into my garden, where the biodegradable soap can be taken care of. Plus I wash my car about once a year, so I'm sure I'm not overloading the system

    I'd agree with Perci - if it doesn't hit a drain, you're probably OK. By-law enforcement in Calgary is by complaint, so your neighbours would have to rat you out.

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    Thanks guys

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    I take my car washing instructions from this guy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMR 968 Turbo View Post
    I take my car washing instructions from this guy:
    LOL, betty good grasshopper! (said with asian accent for full effect)


 

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