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Bar to Liquid Soap Dispenser

Dense and ironically messy bars of soap can be converted into liquid soap in this dispenser.
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Bars of soap are inexpensive when compared to liquid hand soaps and a bar soap dispenser is often more easily refilled than liquid soap dispensers.

However, bar soap can leave soap scum residues behind which are undesireable when cleanliness is the intended end and soap is the purposeful means.

To resolve this soapy irony a bar to liquid soap dispenser converts a bar of soap into liquid soap by blending the bar of soap with those substances found in liquid soap that are not mutually exclusive to both bar and liquid soap.

rcarty, Dec 28 2010

Link http://www.youtube....watch?v=Kdl1CL95cxA
[doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010]

Doctorremulac3's alma mater http://www.toxicavenger.com/
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       As it happens, i've baked this but haven't considered it important enough to mention. We're self-sufficient in soap and the bars i make gradually liquefy. I keep them in dishes [Grayure] makes and scoop them out when they soften.
nineteenthly, Dec 28 2010
  

       what do you use to soften them ? I stick soapbar stubs in a bottle of water but they don't seem to liquefy much.
FlyingToaster, Dec 28 2010
  

       I dropped one into a near empty and diluted bottle of hand sanitizer and everything is OK.
rcarty, Dec 28 2010
  

       I think the soap bought in shops must have other ingredients. What i make is sodium oleate, laurate etc., plus some of the original vegetable oil and all of the glycerin. I imagine commercial soap has sodium silicate, SLS and something waxy to harden it, and in fact lots of people do prefer harder soap. Ours is very similar to savon de Marseille but the laurate soap i made once is much more like the bars on sale in Boots or whatever.
nineteenthly, Dec 28 2010
  

       <sigh>   

       <concise but ultimately futile explanation of the physical chemistry of ionic surfactants, the differences in physical chemistry between potassium- and sodium-based soaps, a comparison of soaps with aromatic and aliphatic detergents, and the effects of gelling agents and viscosity modifiers, incuding a sequence of relevant links>   

       [marked-for-deletion], widely known to be possible, but unworkable in practice.
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       Exactly. The protoid deltonic ganglianoids cross linked with their opposite ph nucleopoodles would cannotonize non-ionironic sulfumocule icons.   

       See link.
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       // protoid deltonic ganglianoids cross linked with their opposite ph nucleopoodles would cannotonize non-ionironic sulfumocule icons. //   

       You sure about that ?
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       More time consuming and expensive research may need to be done, but with a big enough funding grant I could probably figure out what, if anything, those words mean.
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       We presume that the aforementioned "research" may need to be conducted in, for example, a large number of five-star hotels in a variety of tropical and sub-tropical resort locations, over a range of ambient temperatures and variant seasonal conditions, and with the assistance of numerous young, female "research associates" who will be involved in the "evaluation" of the various cleansing products in a number of indoor and outdoor environments, involving both fresh and salt water ?   

       If so, your funding is assured, providing we get the marketing rights on the video.
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       "...a large number of five-star hotels"   

       Unless any six star hotels are available.
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       Don't push your luck ...   

       <proffers contract>   

       Sign here.
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       Presumably you're aware of the common practice of shoving a load of bits of soap in a jar and pouring water on it, then leaving it for a while?
nineteenthly, Dec 28 2010
  

       Ok. X
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       Sounds like voodoo. I wouldn't mess with it. Plus don't chemicals cause you to grow a second head and stuff?
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       Only if used correctly.
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       I took advanced chemistry in college so I know about these things. And when I say "I took advanced chemistry" I mean I saw the movie "The Toxic Avenger" and when I say "in college" I mean "at a drive in movie" (see link)
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       // at a drive in movie //   

       Did you pay to get in ? if so, that's technically a Ph.D ...
8th of 7, Dec 28 2010
  

       That first link is useful if I decide to mass produce liquid soap and I need a reliable worker to stir the vat.
rcarty, Dec 28 2010
  

       //Did you pay to get in?//   

       I did, but I might have hid my date in the trunk to save a couple of bucks.   

       Hope I remembered to let her out. Oh well, too late now.
doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2010
  

       There's also the boiling and mashing conkers option.
nineteenthly, Dec 28 2010
  
      
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