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Pat K

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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    Farmington MN. USA
  1. A new DMV computer system goes live on July 24 in MN. Most DMV offices state wide will be closed Thurs. July 20 thru Sat. July 22, offices that are opened will only be able to renew drivers licenses and won't be able to do anything with plates, tabs, titles or registrations. The offices aren't allowed to open their doors on Monday the 24th until the state gives them the OK. If you have tabs that are due Aug 1, I would do it next week because the first week with the new system it's bound to crash often. The new system triples the amount of data that has to be entered so it will take longer too.
  2. Transporting fish

    From The MN fishing regs: General Regulations: Transporting Fish Can I transport live fish other than bait? In most instances, the answer is no. You may not transport fish over land in enough water to keep them alive. You cannot transfer or stock live fish or fish eggs from one body of water to another. You can never transport water taken from any lake or stream.
  3. Fresh air intake

    My son clamped the fresh air vent shut in his house because he thought it made the utility room cold. After a couple weeks he had a CO detector in his basement going off intermittently. He found out he was creating negative pressure in the house and the furnace and water heater were back drafting.
  4. Painting pvc

    Krylon and Rustoleum both have aerosol primers for plastic.
  5. Thoughts on a new front door

    I don't have any experience with Therma Tru but we put in a Feather River fiberglass door 10 years ago and it still looks like new. Because of a jog in the house it only gets a couple hours of direct sunlight for 3 or 4 months a year so the exterior of the door hasn't faded at all.
  6. Automotive odds and ends (part 1)

    When manufacturers gave us the option of recirculating the air in the cabin instead of always bringing in outside air, it created the need for cabin filters.
  7. I tried some leeches I had saved a few years ago. They curl up in a tight little ball in the cold water and the fish didn't show any interest in them.
  8. From the FAQ at WD 40 site: Why not try it out? Well for one all the evidence is anecdotal. Plus, I am pretty sure that fish do not love the scent of petroleum distillates, which is what WD-40 is these days. This of course is another issue with using it, and that is that you are dumping oil into the water every time you spray it on your lures and throw them overboard. Technically you are polluting the water if you use WD-40 on your lures.
  9. Wheel house auto jigger

    I asked because 6 years ago i was in a house on Mille Lac that had a similar device. It was wind up and turned a cam that jigged the lure. It was not in use when we were checked by a CO one afternoon. He informed us that anything that raises the lure besides a person could set the hook and was illegal to use. My friend that owned the house checked with the DNR office in St Paul and was told that was the proper interpretation of the law and they cited court rulings to back it up. In 6 years the law or the interpretation of it easily could have changed. I only brought it up because it seems like an odd regulation to me.
  10. Wheel house auto jigger

    I noticed several people from MN have responded to this thread. Have MN fishing regs been changed to legalize auto jiggers? I always thought it was one of those strange rules that made little sense.
  11. Mold on the boat seats

    I use Concrobium on patio furniture and it cleans mold off and stops it from coming back. It is available at most big box stores
  12. If it goes under the seat or in the trunk it has a nipple to hook a vent tube to it.
  13. I'd recommend a copper line instead of the plastic one. When I inspected flooring for warranty and insurance claims I saw lot of damage caused by those plastic lines cracking behind the fridge and flooding kitchens.
  14. Half a cow

    We've always been charged by the hanging weight. Your packaged meat is probably in the 130lb to 140lb range.
  15. Smoothing a cast Iron pan?

    Not exactly what they e-mailed me back then but from their FAQs on their web site: My new pan feels rough in some areas. Is this normal? Yes. This is a result of the sand casting process. With use and replenishment of the seasoning, the pan will become smoother. Unlike other types of cookware, Lodge Cast Iron only gets better with use. For concerns about roughness, it is OK to use a fine grade of sandpaper to smooth out the rough areas. Make sure to re-season the item before using..