RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-03 Thread Spiro
so the heat of the steam made it livable?

Hope systems improve so folks don't have to live through that again.





On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Hi Spiro,

 I kept them going on the stove top and they acted like hot water heaters.
 They did not heat the entire 90 foot long mobile home but the main living
 area was liveable (nearly). The temps would dip to the teens and one night
 it fell below 10F. That was truly an awful time which I really do not care
 to repeat. We kept the water running in all of the faucets so the lines
 would not freeze and we were very lucky on that count. We had a good 2
 inches of ice everywhere outside. For the first several days no one in Tulsa
 had gasoline for sale because they did not have electricity to run the gas
 pumps. After 3 or 4 days more and more stations had their generators running
 but most of the grocery stores were dead in the water.

 Wal-Mart did manage to get it together and did business on a limited basis.
 A lot of Tulsa had electricity within a week but our poor mobile home park
 was among the last to get power. The blamed recreation park across the
 street from our park had electricity after 9 or so days but, alas, not us.
 Once we could get out and get supplies life did get easier but we were sure
 overjoyed to see the lights come back on.

 From what I remember there was probably not more than 1,000 feet of power
 lines left undamaged in the entire Tulsa metro area.

 I am glad I live where I do.

 Interestingly there was a substation explosion in the north central part of
 Tulsa a couple of months ago and a whole hunk of Tulsa was without power and
 it took a good 3 or so weeks to get everything back to normal. Folks did
 have limited power but were told not to run their air-conditioners. Nice
 thing to have happen in the middle of the summer. (LOLLOLLOL)

 Cy, The anasazi

 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
 On Behalf Of Spiro
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:41 PM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 okay, sometimes I'm stupid;
 but how did the 5 gallon pots keep you from freezing?

 On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Alan,

 I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you
 occasionally
 have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
 (LOLLOL)

 The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order to
 use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of my
 very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not to
 freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
 seel it. (LOL)

 Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up
 to
 a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated.

 Cy, The Anasazi



 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
 [mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information
 concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10
 button

 pushes away.

 The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over
 cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the
 hole
 top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths
 under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

 I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and
 my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way to
 deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically,
 their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more
 out

 doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit
 women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they both
 are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind
 me
 of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put
 your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded. You must roll it
 forward
 and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger. Their easy for the blind
 to
 use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame
 before you shoot. You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire. The lighter
 ignites the butaine and your burner ignites. If you haven't got the TV
 going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light. They only cost
 a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

 I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the
 storage bin outside in the motor home. It uses the 1 pound propane
 cylinders. I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too. When I set

RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-03 Thread Cy Selfridge
Spiro,

No, the water vapor was semi miserable but the heat radiated out from that
large a container did warm up the main part of the home.

If I had been able to get cooking oil it would have been a whole lot better.

Cy, The Anasazi

 

From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Spiro
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 1:08 AM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 

  

so the heat of the steam made it livable?

Hope systems improve so folks don't have to live through that again.

On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Hi Spiro,

 I kept them going on the stove top and they acted like hot water heaters.
 They did not heat the entire 90 foot long mobile home but the main living
 area was liveable (nearly). The temps would dip to the teens and one night
 it fell below 10F. That was truly an awful time which I really do not care
 to repeat. We kept the water running in all of the faucets so the lines
 would not freeze and we were very lucky on that count. We had a good 2
 inches of ice everywhere outside. For the first several days no one in
Tulsa
 had gasoline for sale because they did not have electricity to run the gas
 pumps. After 3 or 4 days more and more stations had their generators
running
 but most of the grocery stores were dead in the water.

 Wal-Mart did manage to get it together and did business on a limited
basis.
 A lot of Tulsa had electricity within a week but our poor mobile home park
 was among the last to get power. The blamed recreation park across the
 street from our park had electricity after 9 or so days but, alas, not us.
 Once we could get out and get supplies life did get easier but we were
sure
 overjoyed to see the lights come back on.

 From what I remember there was probably not more than 1,000 feet of power
 lines left undamaged in the entire Tulsa metro area.

 I am glad I live where I do.

 Interestingly there was a substation explosion in the north central part
of
 Tulsa a couple of months ago and a whole hunk of Tulsa was without power
and
 it took a good 3 or so weeks to get everything back to normal. Folks did
 have limited power but were told not to run their air-conditioners. Nice
 thing to have happen in the middle of the summer. (LOLLOLLOL)

 Cy, The anasazi

 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Spiro
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:41 PM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 okay, sometimes I'm stupid;
 but how did the 5 gallon pots keep you from freezing?

 On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Alan,

 I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you
 occasionally
 have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
 (LOLLOL)

 The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order
to
 use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of
my
 very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not
to
 freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
 seel it. (LOL)

 Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up
 to
 a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated.

 Cy, The Anasazi



 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com 
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
 [mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com 
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information
 concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10
 button

 pushes away.

 The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over
 cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the
 hole
 top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths
 under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

 I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and
 my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way
to
 deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically,
 their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more
 out

 doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit
 women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they
both
 are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind
 me
 of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put

Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Alan Paganelli
We are looking at new refrigerators as well.  Hour's is making sounds I 
don't like and the unit is 24 years old as is.  It came with the house so it 
wasn't the best model in the line to start with.  I've gone around and 
around in my mind over the ice maker question.  On one hand it would be nice 
to always have ice and cold water.  On the other hand, a 2 quart bottle of 
filtered water for coffee making works just as well.  I have found out that 
cold water makes better tasting coffee.  I've finally decided to skip the 
ice maker and have more freezer space for food.  We don't use all that much 
ice and so the occasional 8 pound bag from the corner store works for me.

I went the same rounds several years back over a water filter.  Although the 
smell of a swimming pool comes out the city water tap, there is no evidence 
to suggest it's harmful to drink.  That leaves a matter of personal 
preference.  I certainly don't want my coffee smelling like the pool.  I 
don't care if I shower in it but I don't want to drink it.  So.  I looked at 
hole house systems.  Now your talking money.  The filters for such systems 
cost in the hundred dollar range and upward.  As I've said, I don't care if 
I shower or wash my hair with the stuff, I'm just not going to drink it.  We 
wound up buying a Pure Ultimate water filter which attaches to a kitchen 
faucet.  Flip the lever up for filtered water or down for city water.  The 
filter turns off when it's time to change out the filter cartridge.  I buy 
those at Costco and there are 6 filters in the box for $50.  If you buy them 
1 at a time, they go for $17 each or about 102 bucks so that's why we do 
Costco.  Just because you have an ice maker doesn't mean you have to use it.

That brings me around to another topic I'd like to ask about.  I like the 
new gas stoves with the caste-iron grates and a big center burner.  A great 
place for that huge pot everybody seems to have.  The problem is the buttons 
and controls.  The gas knobs are returning to the front of the stove but the 
oven is a touch plate and appears to be totally useless for the blind.  I'd 
like to hear about your experiences if you've bought a new gas stove in the 
past year or so.

Alan

Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
the Yamaha Tyros keyboard.  I often add files so check back regularly!

The albums in Technics  format formerly on my website are still
available upon request.

- Original Message - 
From: Lenny McHugh lmch...@verizon.net
To: bhm blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 7:30 PM
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] water filter


I am thinking about installing a water filter. Although we are on municipal 
water it sometimes is not clear and often has a strong chlorine smell. The 
new refrigerator that will be delivered tomorrow has a water filter 
installed. I have been thinking about placing one in the basement under the 
kitchen sink area. then run the lines to the cold water and for the ice 
maker. Any suggestions on what kind to install. Doing a search there is 
only about 3 million hits to read. I called some big box stores and they 
have no real great suggestions. They have sediment filters starting for $35 
and on the net I found systems for several thousand dollars.
 ---
 Please visit my home page, it is motivational, educational, inspirational 
 with a touch of humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for 
 the blind.
 http://www.LennyMcHugh.com

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter

2010-09-02 Thread RJ
Why not get a whole house filter. I have callegan filters. About $25 at Sears. 
Easy to install, just cut the pipe and use two 3/4 inch adapters. The reason I 
like the calegan filter is the air and shut off valve on the filter.
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lenny McHugh 
  To: bhm 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 10:30 PM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] water filter



  I am thinking about installing a water filter. Although we are on municipal 
water it sometimes is not clear and often has a strong chlorine smell. The new 
refrigerator that will be delivered tomorrow has a water filter installed. I 
have been thinking about placing one in the basement under the kitchen sink 
area. then run the lines to the cold water and for the ice maker. Any 
suggestions on what kind to install. Doing a search there is only about 3 
million hits to read. I called some big box stores and they have no real great 
suggestions. They have sediment filters starting for $35 and on the net I found 
systems for several thousand dollars. 
  ---
  Please visit my home page, it is motivational, educational, inspirational 
with a touch of humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for the 
blind.
  http://www.LennyMcHugh.com

  [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



  

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RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Cy Selfridge
Hi Alan,

I have purchased at least one of those gas stoves with the buttons for the
oven controls. My wife took the stick on bubbles to mark the important
buttons (buttons? Rather the space where you need to press) and it worked
out quite nice.

Most gas stoves are set so the oven comes on at 350F when you start and
pressing the up or down button raises or lowers the temp by 5F.

I also like the cast iron grates for the pots. On the electric stoves that
fifth burner is only for holding something as it does not get hot enough to
really cook anything.

One thought, if your area is subject to frequent power outages the
electronic ignition is not all that great an idea. If there is no
electricity you have no oven - unless - you have an inverter which you can
plug your stove into then you could have enough electricity to light the
oven. When we had the great ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 I sure wish
I have been able to use the oven because it was blamed cold for the two
weeks we had no power.

Cy, The Anasazi

 

 

 

From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:33 AM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 

  

We are looking at new refrigerators as well. Hour's is making sounds I 
don't like and the unit is 24 years old as is. It came with the house so it 
wasn't the best model in the line to start with. I've gone around and 
around in my mind over the ice maker question. On one hand it would be nice 
to always have ice and cold water. On the other hand, a 2 quart bottle of 
filtered water for coffee making works just as well. I have found out that 
cold water makes better tasting coffee. I've finally decided to skip the 
ice maker and have more freezer space for food. We don't use all that much 
ice and so the occasional 8 pound bag from the corner store works for me.

I went the same rounds several years back over a water filter. Although the 
smell of a swimming pool comes out the city water tap, there is no evidence 
to suggest it's harmful to drink. That leaves a matter of personal 
preference. I certainly don't want my coffee smelling like the pool. I 
don't care if I shower in it but I don't want to drink it. So. I looked at 
hole house systems. Now your talking money. The filters for such systems 
cost in the hundred dollar range and upward. As I've said, I don't care if 
I shower or wash my hair with the stuff, I'm just not going to drink it. We 
wound up buying a Pure Ultimate water filter which attaches to a kitchen 
faucet. Flip the lever up for filtered water or down for city water. The 
filter turns off when it's time to change out the filter cartridge. I buy 
those at Costco and there are 6 filters in the box for $50. If you buy them 
1 at a time, they go for $17 each or about 102 bucks so that's why we do 
Costco. Just because you have an ice maker doesn't mean you have to use it.

That brings me around to another topic I'd like to ask about. I like the 
new gas stoves with the caste-iron grates and a big center burner. A great 
place for that huge pot everybody seems to have. The problem is the buttons 
and controls. The gas knobs are returning to the front of the stove but the 
oven is a touch plate and appears to be totally useless for the blind. I'd 
like to hear about your experiences if you've bought a new gas stove in the 
past year or so.

Alan

Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
the Yamaha Tyros keyboard. I often add files so check back regularly!

The albums in Technics format formerly on my website are still
available upon request.

- Original Message - 
From: Lenny McHugh lmch...@verizon.net mailto:lmchugh%40verizon.net 
To: bhm blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 7:30 PM
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] water filter

I am thinking about installing a water filter. Although we are on municipal

water it sometimes is not clear and often has a strong chlorine smell. The 
new refrigerator that will be delivered tomorrow has a water filter 
installed. I have been thinking about placing one in the basement under the

kitchen sink area. then run the lines to the cold water and for the ice 
maker. Any suggestions on what kind to install. Doing a search there is 
only about 3 million hits to read. I called some big box stores and they 
have no real great suggestions. They have sediment filters starting for $35

and on the net I found systems for several thousand dollars.
 ---
 Please visit my home page, it is motivational, educational, inspirational 
 with a touch of humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for 
 the blind.
 http://www.LennyMcHugh.com

 [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



 

 Send

Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Alan Paganelli
I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information 
concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10 button 
pushes away.

The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over 
cooking on the center large pot burner.  And, one of the stoves has the hole 
top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths 
under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

I'm not worried about the igniter not working.  I'm a long time camper and 
my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition.  The way to 
deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter.  Basically, 
their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more out 
doorsy looking.  The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit 
women's hands better as the packing on one said.  Basically, what they both 
are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose.  These things remind me 
of a rifle in that they have a trigger.  They are safe as well.  You put 
your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded.  You must roll it forward 
and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger.  Their easy for the blind to 
use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame 
before you shoot.  You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire.  The lighter 
ignites the butaine and your burner ignites.  If you haven't got the TV 
going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light.  They only cost 
a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the 
storage bin outside in the motor home.  It uses the 1 pound propane 
cylinders.  I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too.  When I set up 
the stove on a picnic table, and there it is all ready to go.  Very handy 
and you may have to go hunting for it if you've got a candle nut for a wife! 
She'll love it.  Mine sure does.

Alan

Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
the Yamaha Tyros keyboard.  I often add files so check back regularly!

The albums in Technics  format formerly on my website are still
available upon request.

- Original Message - 
From: Cy Selfridge cyselfri...@comcast.net
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:43 AM
Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted


 Hi Alan,

 I have purchased at least one of those gas stoves with the buttons for the
 oven controls. My wife took the stick on bubbles to mark the important
 buttons (buttons? Rather the space where you need to press) and it worked
 out quite nice.

 Most gas stoves are set so the oven comes on at 350F when you start and
 pressing the up or down button raises or lowers the temp by 5F.

 I also like the cast iron grates for the pots. On the electric stoves that
 fifth burner is only for holding something as it does not get hot enough 
 to
 really cook anything.

 One thought, if your area is subject to frequent power outages the
 electronic ignition is not all that great an idea. If there is no
 electricity you have no oven - unless - you have an inverter which you can
 plug your stove into then you could have enough electricity to light the
 oven. When we had the great ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 I sure 
 wish
 I have been able to use the oven because it was blamed cold for the two
 weeks we had no power.

 Cy, The Anasazi







 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:33 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 We are looking at new refrigerators as well. Hour's is making sounds I
 don't like and the unit is 24 years old as is. It came with the house so 
 it
 wasn't the best model in the line to start with. I've gone around and
 around in my mind over the ice maker question. On one hand it would be 
 nice
 to always have ice and cold water. On the other hand, a 2 quart bottle of
 filtered water for coffee making works just as well. I have found out that
 cold water makes better tasting coffee. I've finally decided to skip the
 ice maker and have more freezer space for food. We don't use all that much
 ice and so the occasional 8 pound bag from the corner store works for me.

 I went the same rounds several years back over a water filter. Although 
 the
 smell of a swimming pool comes out the city water tap, there is no 
 evidence
 to suggest it's harmful to drink. That leaves a matter of personal
 preference. I certainly don't want my coffee smelling like the pool. I
 don't care if I shower in it but I don't want to drink it. So. I looked at
 hole house systems. Now your talking money. The filters for such systems
 cost in the hundred dollar range and upward. As I've said, I don't care if
 I shower or wash my

RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Cy Selfridge
Alan,

I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you occasionally
have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
(LOLLOL)

The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order to
use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of my
very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not to
freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
seel it. (LOL)

Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up to
a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated. 

Cy, The Anasazi 

 

From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 

  

I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information 
concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10 button

pushes away.

The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over 
cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the hole 
top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths 
under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and 
my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way to 
deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically, 
their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more out

doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit 
women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they both 
are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind me 
of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put 
your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded. You must roll it forward 
and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger. Their easy for the blind to 
use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame 
before you shoot. You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire. The lighter 
ignites the butaine and your burner ignites. If you haven't got the TV 
going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light. They only cost 
a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the 
storage bin outside in the motor home. It uses the 1 pound propane 
cylinders. I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too. When I set up 
the stove on a picnic table, and there it is all ready to go. Very handy 
and you may have to go hunting for it if you've got a candle nut for a wife!

She'll love it. Mine sure does.

Alan

Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
the Yamaha Tyros keyboard. I often add files so check back regularly!

The albums in Technics format formerly on my website are still
available upon request.

- Original Message - 
From: Cy Selfridge cyselfri...@comcast.net
mailto:cyselfridge%40comcast.net 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:43 AM
Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 Hi Alan,

 I have purchased at least one of those gas stoves with the buttons for the
 oven controls. My wife took the stick on bubbles to mark the important
 buttons (buttons? Rather the space where you need to press) and it worked
 out quite nice.

 Most gas stoves are set so the oven comes on at 350F when you start and
 pressing the up or down button raises or lowers the temp by 5F.

 I also like the cast iron grates for the pots. On the electric stoves that
 fifth burner is only for holding something as it does not get hot enough 
 to
 really cook anything.

 One thought, if your area is subject to frequent power outages the
 electronic ignition is not all that great an idea. If there is no
 electricity you have no oven - unless - you have an inverter which you can
 plug your stove into then you could have enough electricity to light the
 oven. When we had the great ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 I sure 
 wish
 I have been able to use the oven because it was blamed cold for the two
 weeks we had no power.

 Cy, The Anasazi







 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:33 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 We are looking at new refrigerators as well. Hour's is making sounds I
 don't like and the unit is 24 years old as is. It came with the house so 
 it
 wasn't the best model in the line

Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Lenny McHugh
please change the subject line.
moderator

--
From: Cy Selfridge cyselfri...@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 11:59 AM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 Alan,

 I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you 
 occasionally
 have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
 (LOLLOL)

 The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order to
 use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of my
 very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not to
 freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
 seel it. (LOL)

 Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up 
 to
 a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated.

 Cy, The Anasazi



 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information
 concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10 
 button

 pushes away.

 The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over
 cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the 
 hole
 top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths
 under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

 I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and
 my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way to
 deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically,
 their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more 
 out

 doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit
 women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they both
 are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind 
 me
 of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put
 your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded. You must roll it 
 forward
 and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger. Their easy for the blind 
 to
 use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame
 before you shoot. You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire. The lighter
 ignites the butaine and your burner ignites. If you haven't got the TV
 going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light. They only cost
 a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

 I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the
 storage bin outside in the motor home. It uses the 1 pound propane
 cylinders. I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too. When I set up
 the stove on a picnic table, and there it is all ready to go. Very handy
 and you may have to go hunting for it if you've got a candle nut for a 
 wife!

 She'll love it. Mine sure does.

 Alan

 Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
 There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
 the Yamaha Tyros keyboard. I often add files so check back regularly!

 The albums in Technics format formerly on my website are still
 available upon request.

 - Original Message - 
 From: Cy Selfridge cyselfri...@comcast.net
 mailto:cyselfridge%40comcast.net 
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:43 AM
 Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 Hi Alan,

 I have purchased at least one of those gas stoves with the buttons for 
 the
 oven controls. My wife took the stick on bubbles to mark the important
 buttons (buttons? Rather the space where you need to press) and it worked
 out quite nice.

 Most gas stoves are set so the oven comes on at 350F when you start and
 pressing the up or down button raises or lowers the temp by 5F.

 I also like the cast iron grates for the pots. On the electric stoves 
 that
 fifth burner is only for holding something as it does not get hot enough
 to
 really cook anything.

 One thought, if your area is subject to frequent power outages the
 electronic ignition is not all that great an idea. If there is no
 electricity you have no oven - unless - you have an inverter which you 
 can
 plug your stove into then you could have enough electricity to light the
 oven. When we had the great ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 I sure
 wish
 I have been able to use the oven because it was blamed cold for the two
 weeks we had no power.

 Cy, The Anasazi







 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
 [mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:33 AM

RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Spiro
okay, sometimes I'm stupid;
but how did the 5 gallon pots keep you from freezing?





On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Alan,

 I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you occasionally
 have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
 (LOLLOL)

 The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order to
 use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of my
 very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not to
 freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
 seel it. (LOL)

 Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up to
 a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated.

 Cy, The Anasazi



 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information
 concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10 button

 pushes away.

 The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over
 cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the hole
 top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths
 under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

 I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and
 my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way to
 deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically,
 their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more out

 doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit
 women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they both
 are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind me
 of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put
 your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded. You must roll it forward
 and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger. Their easy for the blind to
 use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame
 before you shoot. You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire. The lighter
 ignites the butaine and your burner ignites. If you haven't got the TV
 going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light. They only cost
 a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

 I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the
 storage bin outside in the motor home. It uses the 1 pound propane
 cylinders. I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too. When I set up
 the stove on a picnic table, and there it is all ready to go. Very handy
 and you may have to go hunting for it if you've got a candle nut for a wife!

 She'll love it. Mine sure does.

 Alan

 Please click on: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alanandsuzanne/
 There, you'll find files of my arrangements and performances played on
 the Yamaha Tyros keyboard. I often add files so check back regularly!

 The albums in Technics format formerly on my website are still
 available upon request.

 - Original Message -
 From: Cy Selfridge cyselfri...@comcast.net
 mailto:cyselfridge%40comcast.net 
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:43 AM
 Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 Hi Alan,

 I have purchased at least one of those gas stoves with the buttons for the
 oven controls. My wife took the stick on bubbles to mark the important
 buttons (buttons? Rather the space where you need to press) and it worked
 out quite nice.

 Most gas stoves are set so the oven comes on at 350F when you start and
 pressing the up or down button raises or lowers the temp by 5F.

 I also like the cast iron grates for the pots. On the electric stoves that
 fifth burner is only for holding something as it does not get hot enough
 to
 really cook anything.

 One thought, if your area is subject to frequent power outages the
 electronic ignition is not all that great an idea. If there is no
 electricity you have no oven - unless - you have an inverter which you can
 plug your stove into then you could have enough electricity to light the
 oven. When we had the great ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 I sure
 wish
 I have been able to use the oven because it was blamed cold for the two
 weeks we had no power.

 Cy, The Anasazi







 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
 [mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:33 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 We are looking at new

RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

2010-09-02 Thread Cy Selfridge
Hi Spiro,

I kept them going on the stove top and they acted like hot water heaters.
They did not heat the entire 90 foot long mobile home but the main living
area was liveable (nearly). The temps would dip to the teens and one night
it fell below 10F. That was truly an awful time which I really do not care
to repeat. We kept the water running in all of the faucets so the lines
would not freeze and we were very lucky on that count. We had a good 2
inches of ice everywhere outside. For the first several days no one in Tulsa
had gasoline for sale because they did not have electricity to run the gas
pumps. After 3 or 4 days more and more stations had their generators running
but most of the grocery stores were dead in the water. 

Wal-Mart did manage to get it together and did business on a limited basis.
A lot of Tulsa had electricity within a week but our poor mobile home park
was among the last to get power. The blamed recreation park across the
street from our park had electricity after 9 or so days but, alas, not us.
Once we could get out and get supplies life did get easier but we were sure
overjoyed to see the lights come back on.

From what I remember there was probably not more than 1,000 feet of power
lines left undamaged in the entire Tulsa metro area.

I am glad I live where I do.

Interestingly there was a substation explosion in the north central part of
Tulsa a couple of months ago and a whole hunk of Tulsa was without power and
it took a good 3 or so weeks to get everything back to normal. Folks did
have limited power but were told not to run their air-conditioners. Nice
thing to have happen in the middle of the summer. (LOLLOLLOL)

Cy, The anasazi 

From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Spiro
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:41 PM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted

 

  

okay, sometimes I'm stupid;
but how did the 5 gallon pots keep you from freezing?

On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Cy Selfridge wrote:

 Alan,

 I use those candle lighters and they are quite handy. Yup, you
occasionally
 have to go on a search for them if the War Department has used them.
 (LOLLOL)

 The Sears stove I had demanded that the stove have electricity in order to
 use the oven but the stove top sure saved our lives. I used a couple of my
 very large (5 gallon) pots to hold water and kept it going in order not to
 freeze to death. I would have used cooking oil but no stores were open to
 seel it. (LOL)

 Gads, that was a miserable experience. When I managed to get the home up
to
 a balmy 59 degrees we all celebrated.

 Cy, The Anasazi



 From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com ]
 On Behalf Of Alan Paganelli
 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:31 AM
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com

 Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter and advice wanted





 I read on the AFB accessibility page pretty much the same information
 concerning the default 350 degree temperature and even 450 is only 10
button

 pushes away.

 The stove we saw with the center burner is gas and they make a to do over
 cooking on the center large pot burner. And, one of the stoves has the
hole
 top of the stove 1 big grate but you could still feel the burner mouths
 under the grate so you know where to place the pot.

 I'm not worried about the igniter not working. I'm a long time camper and
 my stove in the motor home hasn't even got electronic ignition. The way to
 deal with that is to buy a grill lighter or candle lighter. Basically,
 their both the same except the grill lighter is a little longer and more
out

 doorsy looking. The candle lighter looks nicer and is smaller to fit
 women's hands better as the packing on one said. Basically, what they both
 are is a disposable butane lighter with a long nose. These things remind
me
 of a rifle in that they have a trigger. They are safe as well. You put
 your index finger on a dial that is spring loaded. You must roll it
forward
 and hold it there wile you squeeze the trigger. Their easy for the blind
to
 use because you can feel where the tip of the lighter will produce flame
 before you shoot. You turn the gas on, wait a second and fire. The lighter
 ignites the butaine and your burner ignites. If you haven't got the TV
 going full blast or the stereo, you can hear the gas light. They only cost
 a couple of bucks and will last a long time.

 I've got a portable Coleman 2 burner propane stove that I keep in the
 storage bin outside in the motor home. It uses the 1 pound propane
 cylinders. I keep a candle lighter in the bottom of it too. When I set up
 the stove on a picnic table, and there it is all ready to go. Very handy
 and you may have to go hunting for it if you've got a candle nut for a
wife!

 She'll love it. Mine sure does.

 Alan

[BlindHandyMan] water filter

2010-09-01 Thread Lenny McHugh
I am thinking about installing a water filter. Although we are on municipal 
water it sometimes is not clear and often has a strong chlorine smell. The new 
refrigerator that will be delivered tomorrow has a water filter installed. I 
have been thinking about placing one in the basement under the kitchen sink 
area. then run the lines to the cold water and for the ice maker. Any 
suggestions on what kind to install. Doing a search there is only about 3 
million hits to read. I called some big box stores and they have no real great 
suggestions. They have sediment filters starting for $35 and on the net I found 
systems for several thousand dollars. 
---
Please visit my home page, it is motivational, educational, inspirational with 
a touch of humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for the blind.
http://www.LennyMcHugh.com

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] water filter

2010-09-01 Thread Christian Shinaberger
Hi Lennie,
Just get a charcoal filter.
No idea of brand, but we have one here in Santa Monica and it works fine.
It will get the chlorine taste out of your water.

Chris
At 07:30 PM 9/1/2010, you wrote:


I am thinking about installing a water filter. 
Although we are on municipal water it sometimes 
is not clear and often has a strong chlorine 
smell. The new refrigerator that will be 
delivered tomorrow has a water filter installed. 
I have been thinking about placing one in the 
basement under the kitchen sink area. then run 
the lines to the cold water and for the ice 
maker. Any suggestions on what kind to install. 
Doing a search there is only about 3 million 
hits to read. I called some big box stores and 
they have no real great suggestions. They have 
sediment filters starting for $35 and on the net 
I found systems for several thousand dollars.
---
Please visit my home page, it is motivational, 
educational, inspirational with a touch of 
humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for the blind.
http://www.LennyMcHugh.comhttp://www.LennyMcHugh.com

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] Water filter question

2010-03-29 Thread wstephan
Dan, thanks, I'm pretty sure it's just an activated charcoal filter, it's a 
slightly tapered cone with cristals in it.  I wanted to be sure there wasn't 
some kind of molicular change going on because of the freezing.  

Bill Stephan 
Kansas Citty MO 
Email: wstep...@everestkc.net 
Phone: (816)803-2469


- Original Message -
From: Dan Rossi d...@andrew.cmu.edu
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010 7:41 pm
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] Water filter question
 Bill, 
 
 Probably depends on what kind of filter.  A ceramic filter would 
 probably 
 have cracked, but an activated charcoal filter will be fine.  As a 
 matter 
 of fact, I keep my camping water filter in the freezer so that it 
 doesn't 
 grow mold when stored for long periods. 
 
 
 -- 
 Blue skies. 
 Dan Rossi 
 Carnegie Mellon University. 
 E-Mail: d...@andrew.cmu.edu 
 Tel: (412) 268-9081 
 


Re: [BlindHandyMan] Water filter question

2010-03-28 Thread Dan Rossi
Bill,

Probably depends on what kind of filter.  A ceramic filter would probably 
have cracked, but an activated charcoal filter will be fine.  As a matter 
of fact, I keep my camping water filter in the freezer so that it doesn't 
grow mold when stored for long periods.


-- 
Blue skies.
Dan Rossi
Carnegie Mellon University.
E-Mail: d...@andrew.cmu.edu
Tel:(412) 268-9081


[BlindHandyMan] Water filter question

2010-03-27 Thread William Stephan
All:  Does anybody know what happens if anything to those faucet-mounted
water filter cartridges if they are subjected to freezing temperatures while
they're wet?  I have one on a hose bib in our three-season room and I'm
pretty sure it would have broze at some time this Winter.  Thanks for any
info on this, I was not able to find anything on the Web.



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