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  • ckoehler1904 commented on JacobP117's instructable Popcorn Ceiling Removal Tool6 weeks ago
    Popcorn Ceiling Removal Tool

    Thanks much for your additional comments. I agree with you on them, but wish to emphasize once again the real danger of asbestos which can cause symptoms to show up 30 or more years after exposure. My life partner was 23 when he worked during the summers in the vermiculite mines to help put his way through Graduate School (and eventually get a PhD). However his asbestos-caused mesothelioma (a cancer which has no cure) did not show up until he was 66 (43 years later). His Dad who also worked for a period in the mines in Libby, Montana also died of asbestos-related causes. Be very careful.

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  • ckoehler1904 commented on JacobP117's instructable Popcorn Ceiling Removal Tool8 weeks ago
    Popcorn Ceiling Removal Tool

    Your time-saving system is ingenious and well documented. However, removing Popcorn finish from ceilings and walls can be extremely dangerous if the removed finish contains asbestos - a real possibility since it was commonly found in Popcorn finishes applied before the early 1980s. (see www.swcleanair.org/docs/misc/asbestos_popcorn_ceil...). At the bare minimum, wear approved breathing masks and protective clothing, and use a suitable HIPAA filter on the vacuum (since the blowing vacuum exhaust could easily contaminate your home with microscopic cancer causing asbestos fibers). Breathing in even small amounts of asbestos fibers from contaminated air or clothing can be deadly since "there is no known safe levels of asbestos exposure". It caused my life partner's death from M...

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    Your time-saving system is ingenious and well documented. However, removing Popcorn finish from ceilings and walls can be extremely dangerous if the removed finish contains asbestos - a real possibility since it was commonly found in Popcorn finishes applied before the early 1980s. (see www.swcleanair.org/docs/misc/asbestos_popcorn_ceil...). At the bare minimum, wear approved breathing masks and protective clothing, and use a suitable HIPAA filter on the vacuum (since the blowing vacuum exhaust could easily contaminate your home with microscopic cancer causing asbestos fibers). Breathing in even small amounts of asbestos fibers from contaminated air or clothing can be deadly since "there is no known safe levels of asbestos exposure". It caused my life partner's death from Mesothelioma - not a way you would want to see anyone go.

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  • ckoehler1904 commented on justinrogers4's instructable Denver Omelette in a Ziploc Bag10 months ago
    Denver Omelette in a Ziploc Bag

    Looks very tasty and easy but you might want to mention that the chicken needs to be pre-cooked before it is added to the mix.

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  • ckoehler1904 commented on calligator's instructable Kjötsúpa (Icelandic Lamb Soup)1 year ago
    Kjötsúpa (Icelandic Lamb Soup)

    This past May I had that same Icelandic soup at that same restaurant at Geiser. Thanks much for sharing the recipe - It's very good!

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  • ckoehler1904 commented on Swansong's instructable Cheesy Football Dip2 years ago
    Cheesy Football Dip

    Looks VERY tasty - thanks for posting. The only major caveat is to make sure to NEVER pour any kind of grease down the drain. My dad was a plumber for over 50 years and he made a sizable percentage of his annual earnings directly or indirectly clearing drains which were clogged by people pouring grease-containing liquids down the drain. Even if the liquids are very hot when poured, they will eventually cool as they make their way down the plumbing stack, creating an endless source of jobs for plumbers and an endless source of bills and grief for home owners. Better to drain greasy liquids into empty tin cans instead and dispose properly in the trash...or as your municipality/country recommends. Cheers and enjoy your beefy and cheesy dip!

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  • Reuse your pickle juice! Almost free refrigerator pickles! Fast and easy DIY!

    I've tried this with Bread and Butter pickle juice and peeled and seeded cucumber "spears". They turned out great after only 48 hours in the refrigerator. Highly recommended and a great way to save money while enjoying pickles!.

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