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10-18-07, 06:33 PM
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Posted By gascan

Question permanent marker ???

How did the marker get on the floor ???
If u cant pick up the marker easily,,u may want to ask a friend to come over and pick it up . If not that,, then use a stick to move it along the floor till u...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By gascan

thermite question

i have been told that using thermite can be a cheap alternative to an electric welder. I know its easy to come by. Does anybody have any experience with it and can i use it it on a delicate white...
10-04-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By gascan

take a look at this web address

Hi,

I posted this link for a simple way to test for pool leaks that comes from the pro's.

It covers evaporation & plumbing leaks

http://www.poolleak.info/solutions/bucket_test.php

If u...
10-03-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By gascan

Cool some more ideas

If you are on friendly terms with the previous owners you may want to ask them who built the pool. Then ,,if that company is still in business give them a call and describe what you have. Ask if they...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By gascan

hard lesson

its a hard lesson to learn ,,but stick shift gots it right.
09-25-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By gascan

Cool mulch needs to re-examined

I'm reely not a fan of mulch. To me it seems to draw insects. If the mulch is near the house then the insects attempt to try and get in the house.
To me mulch is a marketing gimmick. Someone found...
09-25-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By gascan

webcam eye

if its identification u need get a web cam eye, ( not expensive at all ) and set it up under ur crawl space. If u go thru a day without luck u may want to put a mouse in a cage under the house near...
09-17-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By gascan

bugs in mulch

organic mulch is bugs galore. It looks nice but is a trogan horse . I gleamed the below off the internet from a horticulture agent.
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Let’s hope that you do get some ‘bugs’ in the mulch. While...
09-17-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By gascan

okay,,one more time

the body oils,,bird droppings,,urine ,,feces,,blood,,spit,,bugs ,,tree sap,,sanitizers and clarifier's all build up in the water. Does the filter take care of these ??..Yes,,but all filters clean the...
09-17-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,848
Posted By gascan

yapper

Hi,

If the weapon is for use by your wife I would suggest a Pomeranian. These dogs are very good watchdogs and are great if you have limited space. To be frank no matter what weapon you gave your...
09-14-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By gascan

mulching 101

hi fellow diy

mulch does indeed look good and should not harm a tree until it ages. after that it attract bugs to the tree. So if u don't mind changing out the mulch as least once a year...
09-14-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By gascan

too much chlorine

hi folks,

alot of peeps think if u just keep adding chlorine to a pool this eventually fixes everything. That is not necessary true. What you get is a slimy sickening smelling pool. You cant just...
09-13-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,379
Posted By gascan

rod duplication

I wouldn't try to get a single rod to handle both the surf and the deep sea fishing. As far as is known it wont work,,not even close. I would suggest buying separate rods and reels. Sometimes yard...
09-13-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,806
Posted By gascan

fireworks !

Hi folks,

I remember many years ago someone i knew involved in pyrotechnics told me this.
In asia were alot of fireworks are manufactured they give each worker there own concrete cubicle. The...
09-12-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By gascan

vinyl ???

i dont remember my pool chemistry completely but there are issues with free chlorine versus available chlorine. So just adding bleach may not be the best solution. when i used to drain a pool and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By gascan

some more idea's

some more idea's
i do have some like really old bus generators, The kind of generators that predated alternators, I was wondering if they could be used.
i was thinking of a belt and a electric...
09-03-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By gascan

snakes alive !!!

Hi,

I usually don't bother with controlling snakes as long as they are not in the house proper. If you get rid of the snakes then you may have mice or other vermin to deal with. In the wintertime...
09-02-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,365
Posted By gascan

some ideas

i see that u have a problem with the scorpions. i wanted to ask if its normal to have them that far north ? I" ve heard of them in Texas, Florida , and of course the states with desert in them,,but...
Replies: 22
Views: 21,716
Posted By gascan

new batch of groceries

i have put a new batch of groceries in the amana fridge and its working fine.
I guess its time to close the thread ,,,how do i do that ?

gascan
09-01-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By gascan

shrinking vinyl pool liner

Hi,

I have drained and clean liners that were vinyl. I never heard of the shrinking issue. How does that work? I mean is the only time your supposed to drain the pool is when your putting in a...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By gascan

welder update

i would like to know where i could buy a light duty electric welder for about 15 bucks or so. I never see them at yard sales tho i have seen torches that are ,,,way,way overpriced. Harbour freight...
Replies: 22
Views: 21,716
Posted By gascan

hopefully last update

I have gradually been working the temperature controller in the fridge back to where it was before the fridge turned into a freezer,. I am happy to report that it is indeed working normally again,...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By gascan

can we run this up the flagpole ?

hi,

i had intended to disconnect the dc to ac part of the inverter and just attach leads to the battery outlet so i would have just dc battery power. i do have two ups that can be wired in series...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By gascan

cheap welder

Hi,,

I have some old computer backup inverter batteries that i would like to change over to stick welding. I have seen some inverter welders on sale in the store but i don't have the money to...
08-29-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By gascan

one more reply

Hi,

Something simple to try may be to extend the pump time and see if that makes a difference.

You didn"t mention what kind of filter u had ,the size of the pump, or more so how much did the...
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