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Pat K

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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    Farmington MN. USA
  1. Minnesota Shrimp

    Last I heard Pabst Brewing owns the Scmidt label.
  2. Snowmobile dead battery

    From C-TEK battery chargers: Bottom Line on the Effect of Temperature on Batteries Cold batteries hold their charge longer than room temperature batteries; hot batteries don't hold charge as well as room temperature or cold batteries. It's good practice to store unused batteries in a cool location.
  3. Snowmobile dead battery

    Batteries discharge slower in cold temps. Ask any farmer that has a lot of seasonal equipment, summer heat is harder on stored batteries than winter cold. The only trump card cold temps have is the ability to freeze a discharged battery.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Painting pvc

    Krylon and Rustoleum both have aerosol primers for plastic.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. If it goes under the seat or in the trunk it has a nipple to hook a vent tube to it.
  12. Half a cow

    We've always been charged by the hanging weight. Your packaged meat is probably in the 130lb to 140lb range.
  13. 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..
  14. Smoothing a cast Iron pan?

    I contacted Lodge about the rough surface of a dutch oven I bought about a year ago. They told me if I wanted to I could lightly sand it with fine sand paper but they wouldn't recommend it. The texture is supposed to aid in the seasoning
  15. Stain for treated lumber

    If you use an oxycilic acid based wood cleaner you don't have to wait a year to stain it. The acid removes the mill glaze that stops the stain from penetrating. Even the better stain products like Sikkens and Cabot have been regulated to mediocre.