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C.J. Voelkel

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Wed Aug 20

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:18 PM

Re: Solar Water Heating

“was thinking of solar water heat for the swimming pool, me “

Floating pool covers work quite well for that.


We had one cut for our pool 15 or 12 years ago. The problem with that is we have critters think that the covered [more]

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:46 PM

Re: Old gas

Ethanol-free gas costs me about $0.30 per gallon more than the regular gas. For the few gallons I use per year, it'll likely not impact my retirement savings.

FWIW, there are at least 4 stations within a 12-mile radius of the house [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:12 AM

Re: Frugal Freezer Defrosting

FWIW, I have to de-ice the freezer of DW’s Sub-Zero refrigerator every 8 or 7 weeks. The freezer drawer is on the bottom of the fridge and tends to build ice around the cold air inlet – poor engineering design, that. What I usually do is turn off the [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:55 AM

Re: Solar Water Heating

Generally I'm negative on solar water heaters.

However, yesterday I began experimenting with ways to heat water for use in my home during the summer months.


In 1950 or maybe 1949, my father put a old tank from a water heater [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:47 AM

Re: It's Monday Night

“don’t eat much steak now-a-daze “

That senior citizen music group, The Rockin' Molars, sez gind it up first!

Picked me up a cryovac bag of sirloin tip (9½ lbs) a $2.99/lb to grind up for steakburgers last
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Tue Aug 19

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 1:41 PM

Re: Bucket of Bullets

“What was the price, huuuggh?”

$69.99 + tax


WOW!!! I still gots a box of 525 Federal cartridges with a Walmart price tag of $9.66 on them and a couple bricks of Remington (10 boxes of 50 cartridges) with prices of $12.99 and [more]

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:38 AM

Re: Old gas

I'd just use it as intended, in mowers, weed thrashers, and not be concerned that it's 'old'...

The problem with gasoline now-a-daze is that it can (and usually does) contain up to 10% ethanol. Over time the ethanol tends to combine [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:14 AM

Re: Bucket of Bullets

Dick's had 1400 count buckets of 22lr in the store on Sunday. It was an advertised special.

What was the price, huuuggh?
;-)

C.J.V. – just curious since I still gots 7 or 6 ½ bricks of pre-Obama 22 LR ammo, me

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:05 AM

Re: It's Monday Night

Steak with onions & mushrooms, baked potato and one of DW’s mixed green salads.
;-)

C.J.V. – don’t eat much steak now-a-daze without teeth, me

Sun Aug 17

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voelkels replied to the TEOTWAWKI board. 9:04 AM

Re: Ebola

And from Schwab.com;
”Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans”
5:36 PM 8/14/2014 - AcquireMedia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:17 AM

Re: specialty pitcher

The best solution for my quarts of almond milk so far are the cheap glass water/wine carafes with a plastic lid.

How about this one from Target (See; [more]

Fri Aug 15

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:17 AM

Re: Oil Mistake

“I don’t know anyone that has a car that uses 5W 20 oil so I’ll probably use it to top off the oil in DW’s van.”

Check your lawnmower ;)


I did. The zero-turn specifies 30 weight for the engine and 20W 50 for the hydraulics. [more]

Thu Aug 14

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:35 AM

Re: Oil Mistake

Thanks all. I don’t know anyone that has a car that uses 5W 20 oil so I’ll probably use it to top off the oil in DW’s van. Since it is a 2002 with around 187,000 miles on it, I’m not too worried about engine life since I’ll probably junk it or donate [more]

Tue Aug 12

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:40 AM

Re: Oil Mistake

Steven, I have done something similar with DW’s 02’ Town & Country. I drained it and replaced it with 5W 30. I now have 5-quarts of full synthetic 5W 20 that I would like to use up. How about mixing it with say 10W 40 or 50 and use it for future [more]

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voelkels replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 8:05 AM

Re: Swedish Meatballs

Guess I shouldn't blame the meatballs, they had great texture, etc., but sauce was the culprit.

Since the sauce is the culprit, why not;
1) Jazz up the sauce by heating the dish and straining out the meatballs. To the sauce add [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:43 AM

Re: Shop owners in St. Louis protecting their store

Sorry, you can only recommend a post to the Best of once.
;-(

Boo, hiss!
;-)

C.J.V. – wanta recommend dat one 4 or 3 times, me

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:36 AM

Re: Its Shark Week

“Take your lawyer to lunch this week.”

Or maybe you should throw him in the water off Cape Cod...

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:22 AM

Re: 80+ Semis full of Webers a day

I have not checked it yet, but beer butt chicken does not look possible. Not enough head space between the racks or the top rack and the lid.

Can you not remove the top rack and just use it with the bottom rack, [more]

Mon Aug 11

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voelkels posted to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:16 AM

Its Shark Week

Take your lawyer to lunch this week.
;-)

C.J.V. – but don’t talk business wid him or he’ll bill you fur it, him

Sun Aug 10

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 1:15 AM

Re: Finally, It's Official!!

Congo rats, Bill. Grandkids be great. You kin spoil them and, when they misbehave you sends them back to momma and papa to straighten out, you.
;-)

C.J.V. – of course when day granulates high school and goes off to college or gets [more]

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