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voelkels posted to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 3 hours ago

Its Da Fifth of May,

Sinko da Mayo, what, if anything, are y’all planning to do to celebrate, huuuggh? I’m marinating some skinless & boneless bird boobs im my “Mega-Secret, Burn Before Reading” marinade fur fajita & chicken, me, and plans to smoke cook them wid [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:10 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Water Refill

Down here in un-incorporated St. Tammany Parish, we have our own well but the local water utility ran a pipeline across the front of the property 6 or 5 years ago so “city” water is available if we wants to connect to it (I’ll let the next owners [more]

Tue May 3

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:59 PM

Re: Hypothetical cooler question

CO2 does not just displace O2 it interferes with
basic breathing functions.

Problems occur at the following CO2 levels:
Drowsiness at 1% . . . .


Axe-u-lee, oxygen, nitrogen and many other gasses can cause problems [more]

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 9:09 AM

Re: Greenhouse venting ideas

Was hoping to keep a few plants like some peppers in pots and leave them in the greenhouse but am obviously rethinking. If I can control the temp to under 95 will probably try to, but if not......it's the plant shuffle, in and [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:39 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

The weekend doesn't look good weather-wise so this whole discussion may be mute. I'll have all next week to bring it up to temperature with the heat pump.

A lady’s wet suit in pink would make a nice Mother’s Day [more]

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 6:57 AM

Re: Greenhouse venting ideas

“& have spray can of ant & roach spray in my back pocket when I moves pots, me”

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Gotta luv those cancer causing carcinogens, or whatever is in the spray that makes it toxic. Right? Me, have not used roundup in . .
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Mon May 2

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 6:53 PM

Re: Greenhouse venting ideas

“...& kill some fire ants first”

. . . The best way I've found to rid ants in the garden, is to use veggie oil. Not harmful to any plant life and the ants HATE it! Just pour it around/on the area where the nest is, be liberal with it [more]

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 6:37 AM

Re: Greenhouse venting ideas

Any suggestions or prior experiences with ventilation fans?

LakeDog, 18 or 17 years ago I, with the help of my young grandson, I built a “Biltmore Hobby Greenhouse” from a kit from Turner (See; [more]

Sun May 1

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:10 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

“The other question is what is the temperature of the inlet water and what temperature do you want the pool’s water to be when you finish filling it and DW dips her toes into it?”

He already posted that information. Starting water
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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:29 AM

Re: Hypothetical cooler question

. . . Or does it matter? I figure the theorists on this board will have an answer. My other option is to buy a compressor-fridge for the basement, which will run around $800, which seems unnecessary (and, FWIW, I'm not gonna do anyway. [more]

Sat Apr 30

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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:59 PM

Re: Balky scooter

. . . I'd like to know if anybody has any theories on why the problem?

Back about 60 or 55 years ago, my father told me that when he was living in N.Y.C. he had a car, which he only drove on occasional weekends back in the 1930s. [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 6:27 AM

Re: Obama calls for law enforcement to use electroni

Obama calls for law enforcement to use electronic smart guns with fingerprint recognition . . .

Maybe he’ll start by mandating that all the secret service personnel guarding him and his family only carry smart guns as a [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 6:20 AM

Re: You All Will Appreciate This

. . . I was discussing this particular thread with a friend of mine earlier today and he affirmed that not only was I being anal, but that I was also wrong. He said that he was taught to "squeeze" the trigger. . .

For [more]

Fri Apr 29

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:49 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

“My pool is 20,000 gallons.”

So it would take 31 hours with the size water heater I have, or as long as 93 hours with a more typical water heater. Still might be do-able if your house has a gas water heater (does it?) and if it's not too
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voelkels posted to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 6:50 AM

Picking Tomatoes . .

. . . this week in S.E. Loosiana. Not from the 16 tomato plants that I planted into my new tomato bed earlier this month, No, they only are starting to set fruit the size of small marbles. In mid-March, I bought a “Husky Cherry” tomato plant that was [more]

Wed Apr 27

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:29 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

. . . The issue at hand is rapidly heating the pool in a short period of time. That means obtaining a high delta T. It mean more surface area of copper tubing - either by using longer lengths of it or using the finned tubing as someone mentioned. [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:56 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

“Not a very energy-efficient heater, . . .”

I'm not sure why you would think the best efficiency is the copper tubing in a pot of water just below the boil. You're going to have more heat . . .

Axe-u-lee, the original [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:52 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

Not a very energy-efficient heater, IMHO. You would do much better having your heater coil immersed in a pot of hot water (I’m thinking a crawfish-boiling rig since it be crawfish season locally here in Loosiana). If you could maintain the water in [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:34 AM

Re: Pay off my home early

I have decided to split the $2000 savings as follows: 50% High Interest Saving and 50% Growth Stock Mutual Funds.

FWIW, something like 80 or 85% of mutual funds do not do as good as a simple index fund considering fees, loads, etc. [more]

Mon Apr 25

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:09 AM

Re: Pay off my home early

The catch:
- I sacrifice payments to the "new car" fund. Not a huge problem as the current car is a 2014 and debt free.
- I sacrifice retirement payments. 300/mo instead of 500/mo.


Depending upon your tax rate, you [more]

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