On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:09:49 -0600, the infamous Dave Balderstone
Welding + gasoline fumes finally got him, did they?
Except in a 2-stroke weed eater, I've never had a problem with year or
5 old gas. You?
Cool! That Olds surely had leaded gas in it, too.
Question: Do you feel that the removal of lead from our ecosystem has
resulted in a smarter and more savvy civilization?
I don't, either. If anything, society seems to be dumbing down.
As of yesterday, all contractors in the USA have to test (and control)
all paint for lead for areas over 6 square feet. It's going to cost
me $25 (min) to test granny's barn paint for lead, so estimates are
going to start costing people.
Lead paint was banned for sale in the US 32 years ago.
Do you feel safer yet?
Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.
Don't know about others, but if I leave gas in my lawn mower carb for even
a couple of weeks, it's a major effort getting it started the next time.
Shut off the gas and let it run itself out, no problem, a couple of pulls
and it takes off. Gas over 6 months old also seems to have the same effect.
In our area, we have to have one of those cafe blends during parts of the
year, I suspect that may have something to do with it.
So, what happens if the test comes back positive for lead?
Oh yeah, just loads safer. /sarcasm
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
Nobody said cleaning up one's nest was cheap, just necessary.
Ever wonder why there are fewer gas stations?
The cost of remedial site restoration is a given, but then comes the
double wall underground tank replacement if the station remains in
Tri-Clor clean-ups is another..
Along with lead paint, just a few more items that require clean up.
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