Good day.. more goodies!

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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:17 pm

RG, I'm sure you know some waxes burn longer than others. Beeswax burns longer and hotter than most. Longer is good. I don't think we need it to burn any hotter unless you are using it to generate a little heat in the winter. :lol:
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Postby realityguy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:35 pm

I know some evaporates which is better than building up in the bottom of the candle area.I'm going to give one of the emergency ones a test burn,see what it'll do for light and heat..and if the wax builds up also..before forming a new candle around it.I have a coleman citronella that i want out of the "alky stove" can anyway...Making me a "Coleman" stove! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:41 pm

Saturday was a pretty good day for me yard selling. I picked up a dozen duck decoys with line and weights for a buck. 3 mole traps for $3. Nike golf bag for a buck. Coleman/Aero inflatable mattress for a buck. Bug zapper for stumpjumpers wifes sewing barn for $2, 6 Glosch resealable lid beer bottles $3( have enough to try out my Mr. Beer brewer now) and a Gateway computer setup including 17" monitor, keyboard, mouse, and all paperwork and support disk for......$3 :DP: Turns out alot of my older programs will not work on my XP operating systems so this new computer will be just for the older stuff. It had a bunch of elementary school type programs on it so I assume it was used solely for a child. Not a bad haul for $14 :lol:
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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby irrationalsolutions » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:54 pm

not bad at all. you did very well too.

if you think you have problems getting you older programs to work on xp try vista. its a headache trying to find all the drivers and patches that you need to make it all work.

when is duck season in your parts? its a little diferent everywhere i think.
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Postby realityguy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:20 am

Not a bad haul!I have a couple Ping Hoofers I need to get rid of..the market went down the toilet for PING around here.I don't buy anything PING anymore...stuck with a couple clubs and bags...and I don't golf.. :evil:
The hoofers used to sell at $100 each..quick!
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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby zelph » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:59 am

6 Glosch resealable lid beer bottles $3
I made a batch of root beer in those bottles. They were in the oven(no heat) fermenting and 2 of them blew their rubber gaskets/seals :o

Were the seals bad or was it my recipe? I'll never know :lol: The root beer tasted great!!!!
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Postby realityguy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:38 am

6 Glosch resealable lid beer bottles $3


It would have been a better deal if they were full.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby realityguy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:10 pm

Well..I'll be darned! :DB: Two Ucos in two days..same thrift store! :mrgreen:
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For those that are interested..this second one(silver) is the new generation Uco Candle that uses a tealight candle.The top doesn't rise,stays at that height.The bottom unscrews to put a new candle in..
Specs:Price on plastic tube is $10(looks like an REI or Joe's tag)
3-4 hour burn per tealight candle
3.2 oz pack weight
Stainless steel heat shield and candle holder,stainless steel bail
Aluminum body,won't rust,chip or wrinkle
Candle will self -extinguish if it tips over
Air vent under base and feet allows airflow through the candle,even when standing.
To clean the lab-standard glass(withstands heat of direct flame)..chip off the large chunks of wax and chuck it in the dishwasher!
1/2 the size of the older model when extended
Light output?

I think we have a winner here!Of course they do recommend Uco tea light candles. ;)

I also found a bag of a dozen silicone bracelets and large colored o-rings of all sizes for a buck...and an Eddie Bauer sleeping bag cover(waterproof bottom,top?..with pad holder).
That way I can carry just a tarp(have),small bugnet tent for over the head(have),and the sleeping bag cover since it has its own built in ground cloth..another lightweight option! :DB: :DB:
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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:04 pm

I spent $15. I forgot the Toro 50 ft. collapsible garden hose on a reel. Like a firemans hose, it rolls up to about 12 x 12 x 1.5 for compact storage. Tested it out last night....no holes or leaks. Another dollar :lol: :DP: The one barn sale i was at, the owner was selling everything for a dollar. I like those kind of sales ;) Usually alot of junk but this guy just wanted to empty his barn.
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Re: Good day.. more goodies!

Postby zelph » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:07 pm

Went to the Salvation Army to day and all I got was the time of day :o :mrgreen:
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