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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:02 AM

Re: mold on wooden table

So bleach and then vinegar? Have you done this safely? Or is there an assumption that the bleach will have evaporated by then?

Chlorine bleach is a solution (around 6 to 8%) of Sodium Hypochlorite, (ClNaO). It is made by [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:56 AM

Re: mold on wooden table

If all else fails I can always paint the top of the table -- I have 6 of these (the 4 set & 2 extras), so it could be fun to experiment with it if the mold removal fails.

Since you have it sanded down, I would try chlorine bleach [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 6:21 AM

Re: This & That

I've been cleaning used corn cob media, except that I don't have a cement mixer to clean it in, so I've been using a bucket, fill with water, stir with wooden spatula, poor off the water, laden with crud, add more water - repeat half a dozen [more]

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

Re: From Brownells on M855Ammo Ban

It links to my email. Can you cut and paste?

Sorry about that. See if this works [more]

Tue Feb 24

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 5:57 PM

Re: New Tiller

Loss of power for a small engine implies 1) dirty air filter, or 2) fuel problems resulting in plugged carb jets. Be careful to put Stabil in the fuel or carefully drain system before storage. New carb or carb rebuild might resolve the [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 5:35 PM

Re: Giving up BBQ for Lent

5 or 4 years ago, I had my semiannual visit to Dr. Levi and blood drawn for assorted tests the second week in January. 4 or 3 weeks later the office called to tell me dat I was “pre-diabetic” and to schedule another appointment, get more pills, etc., [more]

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voelkels posted to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 2:30 PM

From Brownells on M855Ammo Ban

See; https://us-mg204.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&....
;-(

C.J.V. – Y’all may want to comment to BATF, yes

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voelkels posted to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 9:54 AM

New Tiller

Back in 1993 or 92, I bought a little Mantis tiller after spent most of one weekend attempting to break up the soil for a 3’ X 12’ raised bed to plant tomatoes. Over the years, I wore out one set of tines and wore the new set that I purchased 7 or 6 [more]

Mon Feb 23

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:32 PM

Re: Squirrel Problems

” Automatic, motion-detecting flame-thrower nozzles in the attic, pointed at the eaves.”

I'd include a fire proof stop motion video cam and you might winf a prize in one of those funny home video programs!

Axe-u-lee, I was [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:32 AM

Re: work out...

One trick is labor-intensive, but it works. When you find a line then follow it. As you've done so many repairs you probably have some idea which would be likely candidates.

Due to bacterial wilt in my original tomato & pepper [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:04 AM

Re: work out...

We do have gophers. Between the local wild cat (left by a former neighbor) and the occasional bait pellets inserted into a fresh hole we seem to be able to keep them down pretty well.

No gophers around here. I have a number of rifles [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:00 AM

Re: Squirrel Problems

“had one get into the dryer vent 4 or 3 years ago and build a nest in the dryer”

My drier vent has 1/4 in screenwire over it to keep out critters. Birds seem to like them for nests too.


The original vent had a flapper that [more]

Sun Feb 22

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voelkels posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:29 AM

Squirrel Problems

We live in a 60s era house that I bought and have been updating for the last 26 or 25 years now. It had originally board & baton cedar siding which a previous owner painted. I few years ago, I had the last of the single pane windows replaced and [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:39 AM

Re: work out...

I prefer the work week to weekends.

Just be glad that you aren’t retired, you. I don’t get no holidays, vacations, weekends off, etc., etc. It is a hard life.
;-(

C.J.V. – working on a squirrel problem now, me

Thu Feb 19

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:14 PM

Re: Window Inserts

No participating Home Depots in my state.

Apparently one can also rent them online (See; http://www.atsrentals.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi ).
;-)

C.J.V.

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:00 PM

Re: Window Inserts

No participating Home Depots in my state.

Nor in Loosiana, no.
;-(

C.J.V. – not ready to drive 380 miles to rent one, me

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:20 AM

Re: Window Inserts

On WWL Radio from N’Orleans, on Saturday mornings there is a home improvement show where a contractor takes listeners questions on, among other things, insulation and heating/A.C. problems. According to Paul, for most houses replacing the single-pane [more]

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voelkels posted to the Recipes/Cooking board. 7:13 AM

Lenten Seafood Recipes

In yesterday’s The Times-Picayune, N’Orleans one-time daily newspaper (they only publish 3 times a week now-a-daze to save money since they got bought up by some out of state conglomerate, them <grump>, <grump>), the food editor published [more]

Tue Feb 17

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voelkels posted to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 9:47 AM

HAPPY MARDI GRAS Y’all

;-)

C.J.V. – hiding from it, me

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:55 AM

Re: pre-emergent

First you need to find out what the weeds are.

I would talk to the local Agricultural Extension Service agent (County Agent) about your weed problem. Take photos and/or samples of the weeds that you are trying to remove/suppress along [more]

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