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C.J. Voelkel

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:05 AM

Re: Clogged downspouts

I'd remove the lower 2 90's - seems most likely that's where the problem is. My bet is that last 90 - because it has less momentum since it has been going horizontal for 1'

I would agree with foo1bar on that. Remove the section just [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 8:11 AM

Re: Real Concern or 'You're just stupid!'

Now, that being said, I'm a big fan of heat-cleans-all so I probably don't use a brush as much as some folk do.

I’m in Mike’s camp of “Burn da Crud Off’, me. When I’m done grillin on da g@$$ grill, I’ll crank up the burners to high [more]

Thu May 14

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:30 AM

Re: Sanity check: what does it cost to replace b

Even on-line specialized genuine honda belts cost about $30 a piece. You add in labor and $200 sounds pretty good.

It don’t sound very good to me. $170 labor cost for a job that takes maybe 10 minutes, 15 minutes at [more]

Tue May 12

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:05 AM

Re: Cleaning Marble Shower

I would look for EDTA on the label. It will dissolve the calcium part. Dow Bathroom Cleaner (with scrubbing bubbles) comes to mind as a good choice. I think they sold the business to SC Johnson/Johnson's wax.

You might also try Arm [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:49 AM

Re: Low VOC caulking?

My personal favorite is sand.

“Any particular supplier's? Or just the general notion that there even needs to be one?”

Sand is probably an inhalation hazard.

Ask and you shall receive. See [more]

Mon May 11

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:15 AM

Re: Getting tape residue off glass plate

“I find that a hydrocarbon solvent mixed with a little dish detergent in one of them plastic scrubbing things works the best.”

This is a typical formulation for many cleaning products. The solvent gets emulsified into tiny little droplets
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voelkels posted to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 8:50 AM

S.E. Loosiana Gardening

We finally have a dry spell down here the last week or so after April being unusually cool & wet. I had a severe case of bacterial wilt in my tomato & pepper beds last year so, starting last fall, I constructed two new raised beds for [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:40 AM

Re: Reloading Revisited

“If them 115 gr bullets weighed between 149.3 and 150.8 gr, I’d send them back, me. Either your scale is waaaay off or they sent you a batch of .38s not 9 mm bullets.”

I'm sorry, 114.3 gr to 115.8 gr. I don't know what I was thinking of
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Sun May 10

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:52 PM

Re: Getting tape residue off glass plate

A solvent, such as mineral spirits, Goo Gone, or Oops. I usually just skip to Goof Off, because that's the strongest & quickest.

I find that a hydrocarbon solvent mixed with a little dish detergent in one of them plastic scrubbing [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:39 PM

Re: BBQ... mustard?

Oh sure, now I have to go make a chocolate omelette.

How about a orange omelette, huuuggh? From N’Orleans restaurant critic & author Tom Fitzmorris;

Orange Dessert Omelettes

Now here's a curiosity. It's
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Thu May 7

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:11 AM

Re: Eliminating Smoke Stench

Ozone machines, bleach and KILZ work pretty well.

I wonder if my skunk odor remover would work on washable painted surfaces. It is a mixture of dishwashing liquid, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The dishwashing liquid would cut [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 8:46 AM

Re: The ultimate smoker? You decide

I personally wouldn't care for a smoker that weighed 300 lbs, but that's just a personal preference. I'd have to get a forklift and an HD truck to take the damn thang to a tailgate party, or camping.

Axe-u-lee, in production that [more]

Mon May 4

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:46 AM

Re: Hanging baskets - Mother's Day

Ahhhhhh bougainvillea are SO beautiful.
Unfortunately, like roses, they come with a very effective defense mechanism.


So don’t pet them. Or, if you want to protect the unwary, clip the thorns.
;-)

I thought Ivy [more]

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voelkels replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:06 AM

Re: Pork...

“Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb”
~~~
I wonder if they consider Soylent Green to be halal if made with Christians.


Probably not.
;-)

C.J.V. – [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:30 AM

Re: Sunday Dinner

What y'all eating today?

We had Goi Cuon for appetizers and Bun Tom for the main course. I had iced tea and DW had Café Sua Da to wash it down. I had a Café Sua Da for dessert, me.
;-)

Confused? I’ll explain [more]

Sun May 3

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:37 AM

Re: Hanging baskets - Mother's Day

What I need is something that loves full sun, blooms all the time, and doesn't require any maintenance. Except water. We do water them.

A question or two first. Do you water them enough or too much? Most problems, it is said, [more]

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voelkels posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 6:33 AM

Teeth Down There

A little boy goes shopping with his mother and is waiting right outside of the ladies dressing room for his mom to come out. While waiting, the little boy gets bored and just when his mom comes walking out, she sees her son sliding his hand up a [more]

Sat May 2

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:50 AM

Re: Air Rifle

Would you think that 9mm rounds would also be more accurate at under 1100 FPS?

Probably but, fired in a pistol, I doubt you would notice. There is an interesting article at [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:07 AM

Re: Air Rifle

“could tell you the story of the kid on our ship who bought a .375 H&H Magnum for hunting deer in Ohio, him”

OK, so I'll ask, you gunna tell us? ;-)


If y’all insist. It was back in spring of 1963 or maybe the winter of 62 [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 6:03 AM

Re: Q Question

What is this newspaper thing of which you speak?

Dats da thing dat you uses to line da bottom of da bird cage or clean &/or wrap fish wid.
;-)

C.J.V. – usually check da obituaries to see if I’m dead yet, me

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