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  1. Waterproof-ish Phones

    Kyocera Hydro C5170 This seems like a cool phone and claims to be capable of withstanding a low pressure spray or submersion in three feet of water for thirty minutes. Unfortunately, it is only available on Boost. Here is a Motorola that claims 1 foot of submersion ability that can run on Verizon. Motorola Barrage V860 | eBay Does anyone know of any more?
  2. RawforLife Blog: Spinach And The Oxalic Acid Thing "Oxalic acid is contained in many foods eaten by raw fooders, and 'significant' amounts have been found in spinach, kale, Swiss Chard, 'fat hen' (lambsquarters), watercress, purslane, parsley, beets, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, cacao, nuts (eg almonds, cashews), seeds (particularly whole sesame seeds), buckwheat, some fruits (eg plum, starfruit, mango, most berries), some pulses, ginger. Wow - all those! So do we need to rule all those foods out of our diet? In most cases, no." Here's another neat article. This article says it's in almost anything (ok, I'm exaggerating but it's a lot) Oxalates In Spinach – Is Oxalic Acid A Green Smoothie Health Concern? | Incredible Smoothies Kinda cool. Calcium, naturally present in many plants, neutralizes it, according to the articles... The second article says our own bodies produce oxalic acid too!
  3. My neighbor was building a deck. I told him you can't build with no spacing. He did it anyway. A lot of the Trex decks (Trex-dex) problems are due to this as well. It's the lack of drainage, not the product.
  4. I think what the Cabot guys are thinking is save the oil that dove in but remove the top oils so you can apply your product on top. Might work. I haven't done what you are doing but it's an idea.
  5. Not sure. I don't downstream. I see your xjet is properly sized so I'm not sure. Like I said...never heard of mixing both but props for the awesome idea. Keep me posted please. I'd be interested in downstreaming if I could also upstream. That is the optimal situational state. Bar none.
  6. Not sure why the 32 or so font....but pop off a quarter size piece and they can match it.
  7. Fresh stain on concrete

    I've never thought of using DE. Just be careful with runoff....it's okay to sit in dirt but not otherwise draining into water supply ( I'm a CPO) Cool idea
  8. all i can think is that the xjet backpressure is pulling on the chem injector port and pulling it open enough for the backpressure to then decrease and thus spray....nothing. You should probably, as you suggest either run one or the other. Time wise...downsteam....professionalism and quality...upstream... just my opinion... largely the industry is about time but that's them.
  9. I am sitting here wondering if one could, in his case, use a siliconized stain like Behr Premium after stripping the paint power washing style and pressure washing a good degree. That might sit okay over the paint? Has anyone tried this?
  10. Wife's PhD

    The best part is that it actually could be a comic, since she says the theory her thesis tested turned out to be false :D
  11. buffer tank

    Buffer tanks helps your power washing immensely. I use a 30 gallon with a 5 GPM. It's awesome except for very rare super low output. As in..."I'm not quite sure how you even shower with this type of water output" Answer: "Yes, it's very hard. We were going to get that fixed" (Yes this has really happened). Sometimes on driveways you have to wait a minute but by then it's good to take a break anyway.
  12. Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try -- he couldn't do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story. Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey - he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going. Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP's specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility -- which gave him hope that maybe someday, he'd be able to walk again. His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier. Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck - you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think. Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams - whatever they may be. Anything is Possible!
  13. Vinyl siding issue, This is a good one...

    The whole house? How long did it take you? How hot did you have to make the mix? I've always wondered how hard it would be to clean oxidized siding....
  14. Yeah, just wait...it will probably tone down.
  15. One of my competitors

    Yeah, I think they had a drunken BBQ and tried to do it themselves.