Isn't that why the contractor used it in the guy's walls, a
couple weeks ago? That led to some hearty discussion. I'm
guessing the church discourages people spraying gasoline
into the walls. But, that's just a guess. They had a hissy
fit when we brought in some hay bales for a country dance.
I was lurking in this group for a bit before jumping into the lug nut
thread, and I ended up reading through a few threads with your posts in
I'm just curious here, but I have to ask:
Why do you top-post, but have a compliant signature (placed /above/ the
quote) that instructs proper news clients to strip off it and everything
If you wish to top-post, why not remove the space character from your sig's
double-hyphen so that the quote below won't be stripped off by mistake?
I can find no such setting in OE.
I think that if you go to Tools>Options>Signatures, you'll find that the
Signature text contains that double-hyphen and can be easily edited to
remove the trailing space character.
Removal of the space character will not affect the appearance of your sig,
but it will cause properly-programmed newsreaders to retain the quoted part
I'm using XNews, not OE. The OE that's installed on my computer is never
used for anything except testing.
I'll bet you've installed Quotefix.
Quotefix allows OE to produce RFC-compliant signatures with the hyphen-
hyphen-space combo. It's a nice little package that fixes a lot that's
wrong with OE. If I used OE, I'd use Quotefix.
I notice Quotefix enables one to easily turn off sig compliance, plus it
allows one to place the sig at the top or the bottom.
Got a wasp bag from Home Depot, for $4.99 today. Hung that
near the wasp nest opening. Let you know in a couple days if
it attracts bugs. Wish they made one side of the bag clear,
so I could see if any bugs went in. But no, it's all covered
in advertising and warnings.
When I was a kid I used to squirt starting ether in a paper bag and
slide it over a wasp nest. Count to 100 and they would all be asleep.
I would then take down the nest and use the larvae for fish bait.
I say, look for a wasp-&-hornet spray with high percentage of petroleum
distillates. These have less ability to linger compared to other
insecticidal ingredients, but if you get the nest soaked with that stuff
then the nest's residents will probably kick the bucket in anywhere from
a couple minutes to a couple hours. Larvae and pupae in the nest may take
a few hours croak.
Insects getting a major direct hit with petroleum distillates (or
organic solvents in general) tend to get pickled in anywhere from a few
seconds to about a minute, to the point of being intoxicated to death.
Even "rubbing alcohol" and the whatever 151 proof booze wil kill within
a minute insects being bathed in such stuff.
Just beware that some petroleum distillates and many organic solvents
are flammable, and that liquids that are combustible but not flammable are
flammable in mist form.
Also beware that organic solvents including petroleum distillates can
mar some finishes, and a few organic solvents (such as acetone, MEK and
"aromatic hydrocarbons" including turpentine) can even mar plastic
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Most anything containing bifenthrin, sold under various names- Bifen,
Bifenthrin, Talstar. You're supposed to be licensed to apply this stuff.
You can get it online or eBay, 3/4 gal. will probably last the average
person a lifetime. It's well worth the cost, and you can treat other pests
as well. I use a 1 gal pump up sprayer. I just bought my 3rd jug of it.
*Make sure you read the instructions*.
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