Laundry instructions

Since: Aug 07

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#1 Mar 8, 2013
Description:
Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe:

Ingredients:
Washing Clothes
Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water.
Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.
Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.
Sort things, make 3 piles
1 pile white
1 pile colored
1 pile work brithches and rags
To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boing water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch.
Take things out of kettle with broon stick handle, then wrench, and starch.
Hang old rags on fence.
Spread tea towels on grass.
Pore wrench water in flower bed.
Scrub porch with hot soapy water.
Turn tubs upside down.
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.
Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.

(Paste this over your washer and dryer. First thing each morning, you should run and hug your washer and dryer, also your toilet - those two-holers used to get mighty cold!)
loose stool

Ashland, PA

#2 Mar 9, 2013
Your reminiscing post is nothing short of criminal without the following in regards to the utilization of the following OSHA standards:
LYE (Sodium hydroxide, solid)
Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety showe
r. Use adequate general or local exhaust
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name, ACGIH (TLV), NIOSH (REL), OSHA (PEL):
Sodium hydroxide, 2 mg/m
3
Ceiling, 10 mg/m
3
Ceiling (15 minutes
), 2 mg/m
3
TWA.
Sodium carbonate, none listed, none listed, none listed.
NIOSH IDLH Concentration:
10 mg/m
3
.
OSHA Vacated PEL:
None of these chemicals have an OSHA Vacated PEL.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes:
Wear chemical splash goggles and face shiel
d.
Skin:
Wear gloves, apron, and/or clothing made of butyl rubber, nitrile rubber,
and/or polyethylene.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirator:
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134
and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed
whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use

http://www.certified-lye.com/MSDS-Lye.pdf

NO doubt you still advocate preteens participating in "blowing the anvil".
Hopefully you haven't removed your seat belts with a Bowie Knife.

Since: Aug 07

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#3 Mar 9, 2013
loose stool wrote:
Your reminiscing post is nothing short of criminal without the following in regards to the utilization of the following OSHA standards:
LYE (Sodium hydroxide, solid)
Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety showe
r. Use adequate general or local exhaust
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name, ACGIH (TLV), NIOSH (REL), OSHA (PEL):
Sodium hydroxide, 2 mg/m
3
Ceiling, 10 mg/m
3
Ceiling (15 minutes
), 2 mg/m
3
TWA.
Sodium carbonate, none listed, none listed, none listed.
NIOSH IDLH Concentration:
10 mg/m
3
.
OSHA Vacated PEL:
None of these chemicals have an OSHA Vacated PEL.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes:
Wear chemical splash goggles and face shiel
d.
Skin:
Wear gloves, apron, and/or clothing made of butyl rubber, nitrile rubber,
and/or polyethylene.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirator:
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134
and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed
whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use
http://www.certified-lye.com/MSDS-Lye.pdf
NO doubt you still advocate preteens participating in "blowing the anvil".
Hopefully you haven't removed your seat belts with a Bowie Knife.
There were no seat belts when I started driving. Mostly I don't like them.

I had an older friend that made lye soap. Great for cleaning but removed the finish from the baseboards. I am no stranger to washboards and wringer washers. At the moment someone else must do my laundry because the basement is off limits while my hip heals. I do own a solar dryer (clothes line)in addition to the electric model.
loose stool

Ashland, PA

#4 Mar 9, 2013
I hope you abide by the law governing the use of rope better then the use of caustic chemicals:

1925.112(b)(1)(i)

Have permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for the type(s) of rope(es) used, the angle upon which it is dangled, and the number of legs if more than one;

1925.112(a)(2)

Not be loaded in excess of its recommended safe working load as prescribed on the identification markings by the manufacturer; and

1925.112(a)(3)

Not be used without affixed and legible identification markings as required by paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

I am losing sleep worrying about indentured females laboring under dangerous working conditions in the back yard. Hopefully you've thrown out ropes with labels removed in some misdirected rage against the government.
A humorous aside:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/us/11clothe...

Since: Aug 07

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#5 Mar 9, 2013
loose stool wrote:
I hope you abide by the law governing the use of rope better then the use of caustic chemicals:
1925.112(b)(1)(i)
Have permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for the type(s) of rope(es) used, the angle upon which it is dangled, and the number of legs if more than one;
1925.112(a)(2)
Not be loaded in excess of its recommended safe working load as prescribed on the identification markings by the manufacturer; and
1925.112(a)(3)
Not be used without affixed and legible identification markings as required by paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
I am losing sleep worrying about indentured females laboring under dangerous working conditions in the back yard. Hopefully you've thrown out ropes with labels removed in some misdirected rage against the government.
A humorous aside:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/us/11clothe...
Most of our local developments have rules forbidding the use of clotheslines. Some even forbid the hanging of wet swimwear over deck railings. I don't live in a development.
Larry

Montpelier, VT

#6 Mar 9, 2013
In Vermont some snobby neighbors complained about a clothesline. So the "offender" started a campaign to allow them. So the "Right to Dry" law was enacted stopping any municipality, or deed restriction from banning clotheslines, as Vermonters like using the sun to dry clothes.

When we lived in Effort, we had a clothesline and it drove my next door neighbor nuts! But the covenants said nothing about clotheslines, so too bad for him.

Since: Dec 09

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#7 Mar 10, 2013
I don't understand how a clothesline would upset anyone, unless it it like an apartment balcony where it would restrict the view. People need to mind their own business. Getting ready to burn the trash now, those old tires won't get rid of themselves and with the dry conditions we've had all year, the skeeters will be bad come summer. Anyone see the super mosquitoes due to hit Florida this year?https://www.google.com/se arch?hl=en&q=giant+mosquit o&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CA QSYgkIdaE4AHVMoRpOCxCwjKcIGjwK OggBEhSOBugH8gXpB8AG2wa2Bt0H3g fJBhoglQaZedinxlb6qof1lNSEmMtT k3xNeJX2lyeSdjRgozAMCxCOrv4IGg AMIe7M4vNd6_1Ji&sa=X&e i=yG08UcLrPKfH0QHFq4GoBA&v ed=0CCgQwg4&biw=1366&b ih=617

Since: Dec 09

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#8 Mar 10, 2013

Since: Aug 07

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#9 Mar 10, 2013
hennypennyhag wrote:
I don't understand how a clothesline would upset anyone, unless it it like an apartment balcony where it would restrict the view. People need to mind their own business. Getting ready to burn the trash now, those old tires won't get rid of themselves and with the dry conditions we've had all year, the skeeters will be bad come summer. Anyone see the super mosquitoes due to hit Florida this year?https://www.google.com/se arch?hl=en&q=giant+mosquit o&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CA QSYgkIdaE4AHVMoRpOCxCwjKcIGjwK OggBEhSOBugH8gXpB8AG2wa2Bt0H3g fJBhoglQaZedinxlb6qof1lNSEmMtT k3xNeJX2lyeSdjRgozAMCxCOrv4IGg AMIe7M4vNd6_1Ji&sa=X&e i=yG08UcLrPKfH0QHFq4GoBA&v ed=0CCgQwg4&biw=1366&b ih=617
I don't burn tires but I do burn paper. Especially mail that could be used to steal an identity. Then there is all that excess packaging.
Shirley

Lewisburg, PA

#10 Mar 10, 2013
hennypennyhag wrote:
I don't understand how a clothesline would upset anyone, unless it it like an apartment balcony where it would restrict the view. People need to mind their own business. Getting ready to burn the trash now, those old tires won't get rid of themselves and with the dry conditions we've had all year, the skeeters will be bad come summer. Anyone see the super mosquitoes due to hit Florida this year?https://www.google.com/se arch?hl=en&q=giant+mosquit o&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CA QSYgkIdaE4AHVMoRpOCxCwjKcIGjwK OggBEhSOBugH8gXpB8AG2wa2Bt0H3g fJBhoglQaZedinxlb6qof1lNSEmMtT k3xNeJX2lyeSdjRgozAMCxCOrv4IGg AMIe7M4vNd6_1Ji&sa=X&e i=yG08UcLrPKfH0QHFq4GoBA&v ed=0CCgQwg4&biw=1366&b ih=617
Sure,that sounds like a brilliant idea,burn them tires and let the smoke billow in the air for people with asthma and other breathing problems,and sure these people need to mind their own business and let mindless fools do as they dam well please.

Since: Aug 07

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#11 Mar 10, 2013
Someone doesn't understand tongue in cheek (tic)
Shirley

Lewisburg, PA

#12 Mar 10, 2013
AunieEm2 wrote:
Someone doesn't understand tongue in cheek (tic)
Really?
Larry

Montpelier, VT

#13 Mar 10, 2013
AunieEm2 wrote:
Someone doesn't understand tongue in cheek (tic)
And others will argue simply for the sake of arguing.

Since: Dec 09

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#14 Mar 10, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
And others will argue simply for the sake of arguing.
No they don't!

:))

Since: Dec 09

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#16 Mar 10, 2013
Anyway, those skeeter put a new twist on that old song.

;)

Since: Aug 07

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#17 Mar 11, 2013
hennypennyhag wrote:
Anyway, those skeeter put a new twist on that old song.
;)
Having lived in Florida when the mosquito trucks went through daily to spray for them, I can attest to their nastiness. Maybe reclaiming the Everglades wasn't such a great idea?
cabin

East Stroudsburg, PA

#18 Mar 11, 2013
Larry wrote:
In Vermont some snobby neighbors complained about a clothesline. So the "offender" started a campaign to allow them. So the "Right to Dry" law was enacted stopping any municipality, or deed restriction from banning clotheslines, as Vermonters like using the sun to dry clothes.
When we lived in Effort, we had a clothesline and it drove my next door neighbor nuts! But the covenants said nothing about clotheslines, so too bad for him.
It all has to do with marketing. I do not have a clothes line. I have a SOLAR clothes dryer!! In winter I use the wood fired clothes dryer!

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#19 Mar 11, 2013
Ever see the red gas cans that are manufactured by Blitz ? Blitz closed it's doors and let 125 of it's workers go, they could no longer afford the lawsuits from dumb $#%$ idiots who poured gas from their cans onto fires and the cans blew up. So next time you go to the auto parts store to get a plastic gas can and there are none blame the lawyers who took the cases of these idiots.
Even though Blitz won every case they could not longer afford the legal fees from the scumbag ambulance chasers.

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