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Making Soap From Scraps

Making Soap From Scraps

I used to buy my hand bar soaps from Crabtree & Evelyn.  But that business appears to me to be making mistake after mistake to survive as a business.  They no longer offer men’s soaps.  What they do offer is women’s only items. Their web site really is quite awful.  They no longer take phone calls.  My client log in failed to work which really tells me how stupid they seem to be.  Crabtree & Evelyn said it had suffered…

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Pentax WG-1 Camera Sticky To Touch

Pentax WG-1 Camera Sticky To Touch

I discovered that my Pentax camera felt really sticky to touch.  I tried dish soap but that did not work at all.  I finally tried Sprayway Glass Cleaner and that did work.  I had to shoot the camera about three times and wipe it down with a towel and I had to rub certain parts more than others. 

Using A Nut Cracker To Remove A Rusted Nut

Using A Nut Cracker To Remove A Rusted Nut

Our upstairs bathroom had been leaking water from a drain line for some time.  It took us some time to figure out we had this problem. We called a wonderful plumber and he had to repair three badly glued sewer line pipe joints.  It appears that the person who installed the sewer lines failed to apply enough glue to the inside of the joints but rather made the outside of the joint look quite nice outside.  I consider this an…

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Cruise To Alaska and Canada Technology Problems

Cruise To Alaska and Canada Technology Problems

As for weather, absolutely no provided information from the ship and my cell phone.  My cell phone, T-Moblie service provider, really was quite awful in Alaska and even in larger cities of Canada, such as Vancouver. It was not until I got into Washington and Oregon that it provided good service.

Polaris Pool Sweep 280 Fails To Move, Free Repair

Polaris Pool Sweep 280 Fails To Move, Free Repair

The easy solution was that there were three wheels all the same in that they could be interchanged.  I needed the two drive wheels to be perfect.  The third wheel was not driven and it’s teeth did not matter.  I just switched out the back wheel with the flawed one and the unit worked.  This repair cost the customer nothing for parts, just labor.