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Nov 30, 2021 - 9:49:05 AM
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58637 posts since 12/14/2005

Finally, a use for static electricity in a dry winter home, other than sending a painful bolt of mini-lightning up your arm when you touch a doorknob!

From one of my many many nephews:

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Tiny scraps of styrofoam can be overcome by turning a plastic trash bag inside out vigorously rubbing it on the carpet and hovering over the said styrofoam. At least that is what Bobbi and I did one Christmas when Dustin and Tristan enjoyed rubbing broken pieces together on Chirstmas morning to make "Snow" it all sort of jumped onto the bag and then we turned it back, sprayed it with a little water, filled the rest with torn wrapping paper and threw it out.
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Nov 30, 2021 - 11:21:23 AM
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Owen

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10106 posts since 6/5/2011

Good tip.   We haven't had the problem in the house, but I occasionally produce crumbs (?) when cutting/shaping styrofoam in the shop.   So far I've managed by trying to ignore them 'til they get trampled into submission on the floor...  and then swept/vacuumed with the other accumulated detritus.

The little styrofoam balls also float around in my noggin when I ponder windows.   Surely somebody smarter than me could figure a way to move them in/out of the void between the panes of glass..... additional insulation and a self-contained curtain/blind.  ...still working on how to get the balls to provide shade from the top or sides of the unit when that would be advantageous..... maybe electrical charge??   [Get back to me when you've got a working model.  cheeky  ]

Dec 1, 2021 - 11:46:04 AM
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rinemb

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14265 posts since 5/24/2005

Brilliant, there Mike. Brad

Dec 1, 2021 - 9:18:30 PM

Bart Veerman

Canada

5099 posts since 1/5/2005

Thanks for the heads-up Mike!

The word styrofoam triggered a fun childhood memory for me. It arrived in our area somewhere in the 50ies and it didn't take long for Kid Zero to discover that when you spit on a piece of it and rub it over glass, that it made awesome squeaky sounds.

Very, very much to the dismay of moms and store owners all over, all that the spit on their precious windows of course. It took way less time than you-know-what for kids all over to join the fun and merrily squeak their way through town after town after town smiley

Dec 2, 2021 - 5:29:51 AM
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DC5

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Great tip, does it work on cat fur too?

Dec 2, 2021 - 5:31:58 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Good tip.   We haven't had the problem in the house, but I occasionally produce crumbs (?) when cutting/shaping styrofoam in the shop.   So far I've managed by trying to ignore them 'til they get trampled into submission on the floor...  and then swept/vacuumed with the other accumulated detritus.

 

Another helpful tip.  When sweeping the shop floor, first spray it down with a garden sprayer filled with water, not enough to make everything wet, but just damp.  This will keep down the dust as you sweep.

Dec 2, 2021 - 5:58:50 AM
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dat

USA

31756 posts since 7/26/2006

I save sawdust, mostly cedar because it smells good, put in a five gallon bucket, add water , enough to saturate the sawdust, then spread that out on the floor, sweep around and up and it gets the dust and dirt along with making the shop smell good

Dec 2, 2021 - 6:49:45 AM
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Owen

Canada

10106 posts since 6/5/2011

Raising dust??? ..... how fast do you think I, or the broom, moves nowadays??  wink

I'll keep those^^ in mind [heck who knows, might even try 'em].  BUT, I can see using damp coffee grounds instead of cedar..... the aroma might help keep me alert*.

* = I guess it fits in the "too much information" file, but truth be told, the only way coffee affects me is as a diuretic.  As a stimulant.... nada, zippo. I've heard that it affects others differently.

I don't like to promote thread drift, but hanging a couple of sheafs of clover was used to freshen up (?) livestock barns.  As a kid, I remember we did it if/when we had clover.

Edited by - Owen on 12/02/2021 06:53:49

Dec 2, 2021 - 4:11:38 PM

58637 posts since 12/14/2005

Speaking of CLOVER, reminds me of this song by Jedi Garland.

Notice that her tractor is powered by The Force, which makes no noise at all  on the sound track!

https://youtu.be/r4GSu9DSaic?t=120

Dec 2, 2021 - 4:25:39 PM

10681 posts since 8/22/2006

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Originally posted by mike gregory

Speaking of CLOVER, reminds me of this song by Jedi Garland.

Notice that her tractor is powered by The Force, which makes no noise at all  on the sound track!

https://youtu.be/r4GSu9DSaic?t=120


I see your Judy Garland and raise you a Gene Kelly

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mEVS7opoyI4&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D

Dec 2, 2021 - 8:11:14 PM

290 posts since 10/26/2018

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Speaking of CLOVER, reminds me of this song by Jedi Garland.

Notice that her tractor is powered by The Force, which makes no noise at all  on the sound track!

https://youtu.be/r4GSu9DSaic?t=120


I see your Judy Garland and raise you a Gene Kelly

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mEVS7opoyI4&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D


I'm with the kids on that one. The barn dance band was terrible. What tune were they playing? Needed more banjo to be sure. 

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