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#226 Post by highdesert » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:43 pm

kronkmusic wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
K9s wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 am
kronkmusic wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:19 am
YankeeTarheel wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:11 am In that vein...Famous.Last.Words:
"Hey, it's OK. I'm from New York!"
Oh god don't get me started on New Yorkers...
Maybe if NY would repeal the "Mandatory Retirement in Florida" law, you wouldn't feel that way?

Canadians in Florida... are another matter.
They both have their issues. Canadians don't tip for shit, and New Yorkers tend to bring the attitude that everything in Florida is innately inferior to everything in NY, yet they choose to live here anyway, but by extension we are innately inferior to them. If I have to hear one more time about how NY has the BEST shawarma or curry or Korean tacos or whatever...
I feel for you, they bring their money and attitude. I remember a few decades back in Spain, the Germans were the New Yorkers, they spoke fluent Spanish but were condescending to Spanish waiters and hotel staff. They were the industrial juggernaut of Europe and Spain was the poorman. I don't know if Californians have that same reputation with people in surrounding states, suspect we do.
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#227 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:46 pm

thinking of getting a 55 gallon drum for h20...any suggestions?
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#228 Post by K9s » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:48 pm

senorgrand wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:46 pm thinking of getting a 55 gallon drum for h20...any suggestions?
Why? It isn't a hurricane.
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#229 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm

water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
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#230 Post by K9s » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:53 pm

highdesert wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:43 pm
kronkmusic wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
K9s wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 am
kronkmusic wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:19 am

Oh god don't get me started on New Yorkers...
Maybe if NY would repeal the "Mandatory Retirement in Florida" law, you wouldn't feel that way?

Canadians in Florida... are another matter.
They both have their issues. Canadians don't tip for shit, and New Yorkers tend to bring the attitude that everything in Florida is innately inferior to everything in NY, yet they choose to live here anyway, but by extension we are innately inferior to them. If I have to hear one more time about how NY has the BEST shawarma or curry or Korean tacos or whatever...
I feel for you, they bring their money and attitude. I remember a few decades back in Spain, the Germans were the New Yorkers, they spoke fluent Spanish but were condescending to Spanish waiters and hotel staff. They were the industrial juggernaut of Europe and Spain was the poorman. I don't know if Californians have that same reputation with people in surrounding states, suspect we do.
Some New Yorkers here complain about everything in Atlanta. I tell them to go back if it is so bad.

Californians are generally naïve and (often) clueless, but not condescending, here. The Angelinos just assume that everyone is materialistic like they are. It is pretty easy to pick them out. Most Californians I know here have learned to keep their mouths shut.
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#231 Post by CDFingers » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:45 pm

As I wrote above, one man in my town tested positive. So I took a bicycle ride through the downtown area near the campus of Chico State. Campus is pretty deserted. Sunday usually has lots of foot traffic there. In the city part that abuts campus, FEMA already has one trailer set up, obviously for screening, with one door in, a long hallway, and one door out. Fenced off now. As you all may recall, November 8, 2018 saw the Camp Fire up here, and FEMA is still here. They moved existing resources. But they're here.

Make sure y'all get aerobic exercise. Strength is easy indoors. Stay safe.

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#232 Post by bajajoaquin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm

senorgrand wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.

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#233 Post by SubRosa » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:43 pm

Sportsmans Guide has ex-GI 58 gal drums: https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product ... ?a=2165778

These are nice.

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#234 Post by geno » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:57 pm

bajajoaquin wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
senorgrand wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.
I don't know if you want anything this big but you might try your local Craigslist. 250 gallon food grade totes are sold by people all the time
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#235 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:05 pm

I was thinking something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6BJ28G/?c ... _lig_dp_it
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#236 Post by featureless » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:31 pm

bajajoaquin wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
senorgrand wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.
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#237 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:03 pm

Reliance Aqua-Tainer is currently going for $50 on Amazon. That's half the price of a 55 gallon drum.
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#238 Post by featureless » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Then 55 gal it is!

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#239 Post by bajajoaquin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:24 pm

Is it going for one for $55? I bought a three-pack for something reasonable. Don’t remember but it wasnt crazy.

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#240 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:27 pm

Some places have them for $18...but they aren't in stock.
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#241 Post by Tedzilla » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:36 pm

senorgrand wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:27 pm Some places have them for $18...but they aren't in stock.
If I didn't have any, I'd sell them even cheaper.;)
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#242 Post by senorgrand » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:38 pm

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#243 Post by bajajoaquin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:23 pm

There are also stackable 5 gal containers available. As the size gets smaller the cost per gallon goes up. But they have the advantages of being the smaller size.

Remember that you need an opaque container. Keep algae at bay. A tote is a good idea (I’ve been considering for rainwater harvesting), but you need to paint it or otherwise cover it for light.

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#244 Post by kronkmusic » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:38 pm

5gal HDPE FDA food safe buckets would work in a pinch, and they're cheap and plentiful. If you've got a family of 4 that means you're not opening one without finishing it within 24-48hrs anyway.

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#245 Post by bajajoaquin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:07 pm

Great idea. They tend to be white, so I’d still be careful about light. But that’s a fantastic idea I might copy.

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#246 Post by SubRosa » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:02 am

Firehouse (the sandwich joint) sells their empty pickle buckets for $3. Food grade as can be, red plastic so low light transmission. The vinegar odor will leave after a rinse or two..

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#247 Post by CDFingers » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:05 am

Personally, I see nothing wrong with pickle flavored water, eh.

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#248 Post by bajajoaquin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:23 am

Pickle buckets are great. Other stores will likely give them away for free.

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#249 Post by CDFingers » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:25 am

Words of wisdom from the Grateful Dead, mostly: "You can't touch your face if someone steals it."

Paraphrased from this youtube link from 3/23/1972:

https://youtu.be/0CzTCe79cyA

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#250 Post by highdesert » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:18 pm

Went out this morning looking for kleenex, allergy season for me even with antihistamines. Stood in line with other seniors laughing even with the blowing wind, because we can get in early. The manager opens the door and announces that anyone rude to her staff will be banned and she pointed to a woman in line and told her she wasn't allowed in. Of course no kleenex, paper towels only. I'll try at another store tomorrow early.
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