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voelkels replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:59 AM

Re: Fuse for AC?

I asked an obvious question: IF it just leaked coolant, maybe at not too bad a level, could they recharge it periodically? "No -- sorry, it's not legal for us to do that."

Could I do it with a kit? "Yes, perhaps, but you'd
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voelkels posted to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 12:08 PM

Seen on a Sign in Covington,

LA in front of the town’s tobacco shop. It said “Those who beat their swords into plowshares will soon be plowing for those that don’t.”
;-)

C.J.V. – cutting .357 magnum cases down to make .38 S&W cases to fire dad’s old “Saturday [more]

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voelkels posted to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 8:43 AM

First Tomatoes

I picked the first three tomatoes of our (very short) spring gardening season here in S.E. Loosiana this morning. Due to our unusually cool and wet spring, they are 2 weeks or 10 days later than normal. So far this spring, I had a fair cop of snow [more]

Sun May 31

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 10:17 AM

Re: Backdoor Gun Registration

According to The Hill, Maloney released a statement saying, “We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns. The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:49 AM

Re: Baltimore

"properly completed well"

I don't trust industry to do anything in the interest of the "people."


In the case of the oil industry, they are completing the wells in their own interest and according to state [more]

Sat May 30

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 8:23 AM

Re: Interesting Question from Our Pediatrician

I've read in this forum and other gun-related forums/media, the need to be tactically trained and all this specialized awareness training you are all taking to be prepared at any moment to defend yourselves. My issue is that I can't possibly train [more]

Thu May 28

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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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