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# Preventing rust on hand tools?

Mara
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 07-25-2007
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:20:09 -0400, Rôgêr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>SgtMinor wrote:

<snip>
>> can make the same giant leap of improvement that your verbal skills took
>> when you began using air quotes.

>
>I guess you're right. I've always thought they were too cute, but would
>maybe would cause a little less whooshing.

I wouldn't worry about it. You've been around long enough that the people who
should know do, and the ones who don't don't matter.

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William Poaster
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 07-25-2007
It was on, or about, Wed, 25 Jul 2007 06:22:07 -0500, that as I was
halfway through a large jam doughnut, Mara wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:30:57 +0100, William Poaster <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>>It was on, or about, Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:58:32 -0500, that as I was
>>halfway through a large jam doughnut, Mara wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:47:40 -0500, The Old Sourdough
>>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>He must be a *pink* bunny. I see 'em all the time. (As well as *pink*
>>>>snakes, little *green* men, and so on...)
>>>
>>> What, no elephants?!
>>>
>>> I find this disturbing in the extreme.

>>
>>Hey, I got one of these in my garage ATM. Said his ship had crashed &
>>needed to do some repairs. Big bugger, about 6ft & greeen. Does that
>>count?
>>http://www.eyeofscience.com/eos2/eng...ry/indexe.html

>
> <GASP> That's no elephant. It's a very rare "Speaking Phloompah."

Is it, begod...

> Does all kinds of mathematical calculations, out loud. Congratulations!

.....no wonder I couldn't understand the bugger..kept muttering stuff like:

\begin{displaymath}\begin{array}{lclrl} \displaystyle \frac{x}{e^x - x}
&=& 1 - ... ...B_3x^6}{6!}+ \cdots &\mbox{$\vert x\vert < \pi$}\\ \end
{array}\end{displaymath}

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Mara
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 07-25-2007
On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:38:02 +0100, William Poaster <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>It was on, or about, Wed, 25 Jul 2007 06:22:07 -0500, that as I was
>halfway through a large jam doughnut, Mara wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:30:57 +0100, William Poaster <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:

<snip>
>>>Hey, I got one of these in my garage ATM. Said his ship had crashed &
>>>needed to do some repairs. Big bugger, about 6ft & greeen. Does that
>>>count?
>>>http://www.eyeofscience.com/eos2/eng...ry/indexe.html

>>
>> <GASP> That's no elephant. It's a very rare "Speaking Phloompah."

>
>Is it, begod...
>
>> Does all kinds of mathematical calculations, out loud. Congratulations!

>
>....no wonder I couldn't understand the bugger..kept muttering stuff like:
>
>\begin{displaymath}\begin{array}{lclrl} \displaystyle \frac{x}{e^x - x}
>&=& 1 - ... ...B_3x^6}{6!}+ \cdots &\mbox{$\vert x\vert < \pi$}\\ \end
>{array}\end{displaymath}

You're recording all that, aren't you?

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Old Gringo
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 07-26-2007
On Or About Mon, 23 Jul 2007 01:30:18 GMT, Without Any Hesitation Or
Thinking Twice, Grandpa Chuck Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote
The Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:

> Even though we have a dehumidifier running constantly in our basement
> I have noticed that my hand tools that are in a good quality roll
> around tool box are developing rust. Each drawer is lined with a
> rubber mat.
>
> Does anyone have any tried and true ways to prevent the rust?
>
> Is there some other newsgroup where this question would be more
> appropriate.
>
> Thanks friends.

Well Grandpa Chuck, you got a lot of mileage out of this one.
Good Luck
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clot
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 08-02-2007
Grandpa Chuck wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 15:26:58 GMT, Old Gringo
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> On Or About Sun, 22 Jul 2007 22:09:02 -0700, Without Any Hesitation
>> Or Thinking Twice, pcbutts1 Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote
>> The Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:
>>
>>> Sorry Mitch but WD-40 was invented for this purpose. The "WD"
>>> stands for "Water Displacement" See here

>>
>> Isn't Mineral Oil also used as a laxative?

>
> LOL
> That is one of its uses, but don't leave home if you have taken it.
> Many years ago I had a barium enema so the doctor could see inside my
> gut. (That was long before the colonoscopy was available.) When they
> were done they gave me mineral oil mixed with orange juice. Before I
> He said it would be fine to go to work the next morning. What he
> didn't tell me was that the oil would probably leak without me knowing
> it. At that time I wore a white uniform and didn't know anything was
> wrong until the lady I worked with asked, "Did you set in something or
> did you **** you pants." I grabbed a spare pair of pants from my
> locker and ran to the bathroom. I cleaned myself up, put on the clean
> pants, wadded the others up along with my underwear, told her that I
> needed to go home and left for the remainder of the day. She called me
> at home and told me she had been through the same thing and to make
> sure I was done with it before coming back to work.
>

Many years ago, I had to drink a barium meal so that its progress could
be followed. I had a couple of stiff days afterwards but I'm sure glad
that I wasn't offered the antidote that you were given!

clot
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 08-02-2007
Old Gringo wrote:
> On Or About Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:26:32 -0400, Without Any Hesitation
> Or Thinking Twice, SgtMinor Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote
> The Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:
>
>> Old Gringo wrote:
>>
>>> On Or About Sun, 22 Jul 2007 22:09:02 -0700, Without Any Hesitation
>>> Or Thinking Twice, pcbutts1 Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote
>>> The Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:
>>>
>>>> Sorry Mitch but WD-40 was invented for this purpose. The "WD"
>>>> stands for "Water Displacement" See here
>>>
>>> Isn't Mineral Oil also used as a laxative?

>>
>> If you have a cat that coughs up hairballs, a few drops of mineral
>> oil every couple of days in the canned kitty food will make those
>> buggers slide right through in the desired direction.

>
> Not being a fancier of cats, I suppose you could accomplish the same
> thing with the little red straw that comes with a can of WD40 <g>

I loved that! <g>

Grandpa Chuck
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 08-03-2007
Thanks Old Gringo and all others that answered. I am convinced it is
for the most part the cheap tools that are the most prone to rust.
However when they are tools that I seldom use it is sometimes hard to
justify buying the more expensive version.

Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner. Been busy with other things
including getting ready to set off bug bombs again to try to rid our
house of fleas tomorrow. We have three rooms and an enclosed front
porch on the first floor, two rooms upstairs we will be bombing and
our basement. So I will be using 6 of the darned things. During the
two hours we will be outside we will bath the two cats and the three
dogs in special flea shampoo. While Laurie is doing that I will spray
the front yard, the dog pen and some of the back yard. We treated all
three dogs with Frontline Plus last night and need to use a similar
product on the two cats after their baths tomorrow. I had no idea an
infestation of the little critters could be so bothersome.

If and when they work I will be looking forward to being able to work
in the basement without being attacked.

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:41:06 -0500, Old Gringo
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Or About Mon, 23 Jul 2007 01:30:18 GMT, Without Any Hesitation Or
>Thinking Twice, Grandpa Chuck Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote
>The Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:
>
>> Even though we have a dehumidifier running constantly in our basement
>> I have noticed that my hand tools that are in a good quality roll
>> around tool box are developing rust. Each drawer is lined with a
>> rubber mat.
>>
>> Does anyone have any tried and true ways to prevent the rust?
>>
>> Is there some other newsgroup where this question would be more
>> appropriate.
>>
>> Thanks friends.

>
>Well Grandpa Chuck, you got a lot of mileage out of this one.
>Good Luck

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Grandpa Chuck
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~

Americans killed in the occupation of Iraq as of August 01, 2007 is 3,665.
United Kingdom = 164 Other = 129.

How many more Americans must die to satisfy Bush's ego?
Let us all pray for Bush - God knows he needs it!

As of Augest 03, 2007 it has been 1556 days since Bush
while standing in front of the banner which was sent
to the ship by the White House saying MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
declared,"In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our
allies have prevailed." IOW MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Isn't Bush's "surge" of troops working well?
Pay attention to the frequency of American deaths since it began.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, and carrying a cross." --Sinclair
Lewis

NotMe
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 08-03-2007

"Grandpa Chuck" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
|
| Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner. Been busy with other things
| including getting ready to set off bug bombs again to try to rid our
| house of fleas tomorrow. We have three rooms and an enclosed front
| porch on the first floor, two rooms upstairs we will be bombing and
| our basement. So I will be using 6 of the darned things. During the
| two hours we will be outside we will bath the two cats and the three
| dogs in special flea shampoo. While Laurie is doing that I will spray
| the front yard, the dog pen and some of the back yard. We treated all
| three dogs with Frontline Plus last night and need to use a similar
| product on the two cats after their baths tomorrow. I had no idea an
| infestation of the little critters could be so bothersome.

Look into DE (diatomaceous earth) Avoid the stuff used for swimming pools
as it's heat treated and does not work on bugs.

In any case a 5/10# is around $7-$10 and can be purchased from Loews or Home
Depot.

Dust the stuff everywhere inside and out. Dust the cat and dog as well.
You will likely find 99.9% of the fleas dead within 24 hours. Plan on a
retreat in 2 weeks.

There is a food grade that can be fed to pets to clear intestinal worms.

We have rental property and fleas are a serious problem. DE works best of
everything we've tried.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

http://www.dirtworks.net/Diatomaceous-Earth.html

http://www.ghorganics.com/DiatomaceousEarth.html

Grandpa Chuck
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 08-04-2007
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 19:33:36 -0400, "NotMe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>
>"Grandpa Chuck" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>|
>| Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner. Been busy with other things
>| including getting ready to set off bug bombs again to try to rid our
>| house of fleas tomorrow. We have three rooms and an enclosed front
>| porch on the first floor, two rooms upstairs we will be bombing and
>| our basement. So I will be using 6 of the darned things. During the
>| two hours we will be outside we will bath the two cats and the three
>| dogs in special flea shampoo. While Laurie is doing that I will spray
>| the front yard, the dog pen and some of the back yard. We treated all
>| three dogs with Frontline Plus last night and need to use a similar
>| product on the two cats after their baths tomorrow. I had no idea an
>| infestation of the little critters could be so bothersome.
>
>Look into DE (diatomaceous earth) Avoid the stuff used for swimming pools
>as it's heat treated and does not work on bugs.
>
>In any case a 5/10# is around $7-$10 and can be purchased from Loews or Home
>Depot.
>
>Dust the stuff everywhere inside and out. Dust the cat and dog as well.
>You will likely find 99.9% of the fleas dead within 24 hours. Plan on a
>retreat in 2 weeks.
>
>There is a food grade that can be fed to pets to clear intestinal worms.
>
>We have rental property and fleas are a serious problem. DE works best of
>everything we've tried.
>

Thank you very much. We bought a bag of it ten days ago. I drilled
holes in the top of a drink container till it resembles a pepper
shaker. Even that is a bit unhandy. We are going on our usual Saturday
hunting and gathering expedition today and I am going to stop at our
local farm store to see if they have a powder sprayer like my grandpa
had when I was a kid. One of those will work a lot better.

I was going to set off the bug bombs today but it is raining which
means we and the cats and dogs can't go outside for two hours.
Tomorrow they are saying only a 20% chance of rain and most of that in
the morning so perhaps we can do it then.

I wasn't sure about using the DE directly on the animals, but you say
you have done this without any harm to them. It's worth a try.

Thanks again.
--

Grandpa Chuck
-ô¿ô-
~

Americans killed in the occupation of Iraq as of August 02, 2007 is 3,665.
United Kingdom = 164 Other = 129.

How many more Americans must die to satisfy Bush's ego?
Let us all pray for Bush - God knows he needs it!

As of Augest 04, 2007 it has been 1557 days since Bush
while standing in front of the banner which was sent
to the ship by the White House saying MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
declared,"In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our
allies have prevailed." IOW MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Isn't Bush's "surge" of troops working well?
Pay attention to the frequency of American deaths since it began.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, and carrying a cross." --Sinclair
Lewis