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Post by unjonharley » Tue May 10, 2011 8:58 am

Sic Pup wrote:Scored a 52qt fully insulated cooler good as new (well maybe it needs a wiping down)
Each year I set my coolers out in the sun, fill them with water, Add 8oz. of bleach, and let the sun draw the bleach out of the water.. That will damn well kill anything that has grown in it over the winter..

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Post by The Hustler » Tue May 10, 2011 9:09 am

unjonharley wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:Scored a 52qt fully insulated cooler good as new (well maybe it needs a wiping down)
Each year I set my coolers out in the sun, fill them with water, Add 8oz. of bleach, and let the sun draw the bleach out of the water.. That will damn well kill anything that has grown in it over the winter..
One can drink a small amount of bleach without causing any harm or even the Bombay Bowel Growl, a little left in the cooler isn't going to be the worst thing ever, unless the smell rains on your parade.
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Post by AntiM » Tue May 10, 2011 9:24 am

In Shiraz, we had to do a bleach soak/rinse on all our fresh veggies. Night soil fertilizer, yum.

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Post by The Hustler » Tue May 10, 2011 9:26 am

AntiM wrote:In Shiraz, we had to do a bleach soak/rinse on all our fresh veggies. Night soil fertilizer, yum.
Um ... springtime/locker room fresh?
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Post by unjonharley » Tue May 10, 2011 9:27 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:Scored a 52qt fully insulated cooler good as new (well maybe it needs a wiping down)
Each year I set my coolers out in the sun, fill them with water, Add 8oz. of bleach, and let the sun draw the bleach out of the water.. That will damn well kill anything that has grown in it over the winter..
One can drink a small amount of bleach without causing any harm or even the Bombay Bowel Growl, a little left in the cooler isn't going to be the worst thing ever, unless the smell rains on your parade.
Sunlight will remove all the bleach.. Even the oder.. Just leave it outside open all day.. Works just like a swimming pool. Bleach water should stand for at least three hours to kill everything..

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Post by The Hustler » Tue May 10, 2011 9:46 am

Is bleach photochemically reactive?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 10, 2011 10:27 am

Sic Pup wrote:I'm flummoxed as to how the thrift stores price stuff, most of the time its the other way though, I pass on so much stuff because I dont see the value (particularly when you can't return it).
It confuses me too. Of course, why not price it a little high and if no one bites knock it half off?
And then there are garage sales, who don't realize they have to undercut thrift stores.
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Post by Savannah » Tue May 10, 2011 10:33 am

If you don't have three hours to disinfect a used cooler, you can make do faster than you think if you're not stingy with the bleach, though as a mild germaphobe I overdo these things regardless.

These are current Red Cross guidelines from page 2 of their Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens fact sheet on their website:

"Clean and disinfect all equipment and work surfaces soiled by blood or body fluids. Use a fresh disinfectant solution of approximately 1½ cups of liquid chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water (1 part bleach per 9 parts water, or about a 10% solution) and allow it to stand for at least 10 minutes."

10% bleach, 10 minutes.

I don't suppose most people transport Tru Blood or black market kidneys in their coolers, but some may have transported meat, I guess. Or thrown out the cooler because they left something strange in it a long time. Anyway, there's about no disease vector better than blood, so this would be my standard of cooler cleanliness.

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Post by unjonharley » Tue May 10, 2011 10:46 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:Is bleach photochemically reactive?
Yes, as is hydrogen peroxide.. Another great disinfector.. It will disapate 100% into the air..

The 10 min. rule for bleach cleaning is out the door.. Now it is 30 min.

When cleaning do not go for the wipe off effect.. Your should go beneth the blood/mold or what ever and lift the spot with your cleaning product.. This takes "time"

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Post by MyDearFriend » Tue May 10, 2011 10:50 am

FIGJAM wrote:I got a crutch today!
Did you hurt yourself?

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Re: Wait! Wait! What?

Post by unjonharley » Tue May 10, 2011 10:53 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:I got a crutch today!
Did you hurt yourself?

:shock:
No, He is just damaged :lol:

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Post by Oldguy » Tue May 10, 2011 1:45 pm

I got one of those 10 buck burnphones. I will carry it on the drive over, just in case I need to call the auto club or 911.

I ordered some new spectacles last week after my eye exam. Expensive buggers, bifocal polycarbonate lens with photosensitivity. I used to wear similar aviator style back in the sixties when I was a superduper paratrooper. They should arrive this week.
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Post by ygmir » Tue May 10, 2011 1:51 pm

hey there OG..........where ya been?

good to see ya pokin in.

C'mon in Da Bar3 sometime.

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Re: Wait! Wait! What?

Post by FIGJAM » Tue May 10, 2011 4:57 pm

unjonharley wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:I got a crutch today!
Did you hurt yourself?

:shock:
No, He is just damaged :lol:
No I did'nt hurt myself.

Of course I'm damaged!

I found that I needed a crutch for a slight design change in my shade structure to be revealed shortly in a new thread.


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Post by Sic Pup » Tue May 10, 2011 5:49 pm

I got what will become the solar eyeballs and ordered the material for the head of the catapult and I'm really thinking these would be a nice addition to my WPP ensemble.
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Post by katy potaty » Tue May 10, 2011 7:31 pm

Just got a couple of Spokelit lights for my bike. Also a package of 40 laser finger beams which my hunny immediately grabbed to demonstrate their use when playing the saxophone. Now we have to order them for his whole middle school band!

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Post by C.f.M. » Wed May 11, 2011 6:44 am

Sic Pup wrote:I got what will become the solar eyeballs and ordered the material for the head of the catapult and I'm really thinking these would be a nice addition to my WPP ensemble.
Not sure why those are hip this week, they'v been around for years.



Bounce, I didn't see mushrooms on that list.

I got some pineapple coconut water on sale, $1 each. Mailed off some supplies for the bar - ok, packaged some supplies to mail for the bar (trying to mail shit so I don't have to pay hundreds of dollars to fly with it this year). Got some shot glasses to etch for Raiders Night. Working on camp plans for Euphoria, mostly.

What happened to ol' Victorian...

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Post by Minxy » Wed May 11, 2011 7:45 am

LOL those sunglasses are funny. I think people should all strip naked and attach some of those black bar thingies to their bits and run around at Burning Man...

Ya. I haven't had my coffee yet and I'm easily amused. Sorry.

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Post by Bounce530 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:18 am

Oh, don't you worry CfM, there will be mushrooms as well....couple jars with your name on them for sure...no worries.
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Post by lazerfox » Thu May 12, 2011 4:53 am

Booked our one night in a hotel for post-burn de-funking :D

So we have all of our living arrangements accounted and settled! Now it is just down to finishing getting the gear ready and there.

Only 109 days left!!

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Post by Sic Pup » Thu May 12, 2011 11:41 am

I did a first run on candied bacon, I didn't have cayenne so I substituted some hot smoked Hungarian paprika. All modesty aside, it turned out pretty awesome. I also went with dark brown sugar for added mahogany goodness.

I've been eating it cold contemplating if this will hold up on deep playa (where I'll be a lot) or if it will need to stay chilled thereby limiting my gifting opportunities.


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Post by lucky420 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:05 pm

oh my that looks tasty

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Post by Drawingablank » Thu May 12, 2011 1:06 pm

Picked up the first of my 2 new hats today
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Post by wraith » Thu May 12, 2011 2:47 pm

Finished cleaning up the thrift store camp stove today, and had to test it out in true burner fashion...

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With bacon!

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Post by C.f.M. » Fri May 13, 2011 6:12 am

Last night I added MORE ideas to the list that will never happen because of logistics...didn't find success with some travel potentials...discouraged today.

Y'all come burn in my backyard so I can feed you pimento cheese and pulled pork tacos and moonshine.

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Post by MyDearFriend » Fri May 13, 2011 4:45 pm

Bwahahahahahaha, today I got TEN things, ten two-foot lengths of half-inch rebar in fact 8) from Home Despot for $1.60 each.

I was about to brave the brown recluse haven under by dead dad's old work bench, looking for a circular saw that might or might not work, to try to cut the daggone things myself in a shower of sparks :shock: geez would'a paid more than that for a grinding blade, huh... and it might not have even worked!

Anyway I am happy.

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Post by DanusLight » Fri May 13, 2011 7:11 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Last night I added MORE ideas to the list that will never happen because of logistics...didn't find success with some travel potentials...discouraged today.

Y'all come burn in my backyard so I can feed you pimento cheese and pulled pork tacos and moonshine.
Have you considered shipping by bus and picking it up in Reno?

http://www.busfreighter.com/ is on my list for getting things from here to there. Reasonably.
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Post by tamarakay » Sat May 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Rubbed down the trailer walls again with a stronger cleaner, reduced the cig smell some more, but it is still there. Two people chain smoking in a trailer for a year can really embed some stink. Taking it to the trailer repair guy to fix the frig. Flooring is in, but have to drive to kerrville to pick it up, so sometime this week.

On a side note, Ken has purchased a puppy from the San Antonio Humane Society. *sigh*
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Post by TinkerMom » Sat May 14, 2011 8:36 pm

I scored a couch and some carpet!!
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

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Post by ygmir » Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 pm

cool score Tinkermom:
just in case, please consider if the carpet is cut, the edges should be hemmed or taped or sealed somehow.
raw cut carpeting can become a moop disaster if it starts coming apart.
and, it gets really heavy after accumulating all that dust.
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