Ebo David wrote:I love Red Green (thanks for the allusion ;-)
My personal goal would be to predict the behavior of my own modified design, and then measure where appropriate to post validate. It is likely that I would not go the full monte on validation, but easily 1/4 of the instrumentation can be used in actively manage the greenhouse operations or passive monitoring to tell me that "Houston we have a PROBLEM".
Mark Tudor wrote:I have a Wagner that had been sitting in a drawer for a couple years that I pulled out and cleaned off using Sheryl's tips- no self cleaning oven, so I sprayed oven cleaner over it and tossed in a plastic bag to sit for a day. I cleaned that off the next day, wiped off a tiny bit of rust that started after the coating was gone, and then coated it all with the organic, food grade flax oil I bought for this. Wiped it down and tossed into the oven at 450 or so for an hour, then let it cool and repeated 5 more times. After it cooled off the surface was smooth and not tacky at all.
Looked great afterwards, I put some olive oil in the pan and heated it up on low/medium heat (4 of 10 gas heat) and once it heated up I tossed an egg on to cook. It stuck quite a bit, and I saw numerous little bits of coating flaked off. I was using the metal spatula Paul recommended in his article but wasn't scraping hard. After I was done it took some work to clean the surface and a lot more little flakes came off, and almost all of them were around the middle, which is where the flame was sitting when on low.
Not sure if even low heat was enough to soften the surface here, but this was far less effective than the first time I seasoned the pan, which I think was with canola oil around 5 years ago. Not sure if I can scrub the surface down until no more flakes come off, then toss back in the oven to add more coats, or if I need to use the Easy Off again and get it back to bare metal, and then try it again using Alex's idea of heating it to 350 and applying coats that way. I notice the chart shows the smoke point of flax is 225, so aren't we hitting that smoke point anyways if we season at 350? Maybe just not as bad as 450-500?
Tracy West wrote:Never tried it.
I have used sulfa dust on woody/pine straw mulched areas when we lived in town.
I have had guineas in several locations and they really cut down on ticks.
Keeping brush piles and long grass cut really helps,too.