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#299610 - 08/05/21 07:20 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3108
Loc: Alberta, Canada
New bicycles. Shops can't get them, or can't get essential parts due to messed up supply chains.

Wasp spray. It is the year of the wasp up here, and they're already getting aggressive. I have five nests that I know about, and certainly more in the woods. I made a 14' extension nozzle for my shop vac. Tonight I go to war.

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#299611 - 08/05/21 07:27 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2745
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Wasp spray. It is the year of the wasp up here, and they're already getting aggressive. I have five nests that I know about, and certainly more in the woods. I made a 14' extension nozzle for my shop vac. Tonight I go to war.

A college friend once told me that spray paint works on wasps. I haven't tried it. Therefore, I can't vouch for it.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#299612 - 08/05/21 08:23 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3108
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I am not inclined to grab a can of paint and get "up close and personal" with an active wasp nest. Maybe someone can make a YouTube challenge out of it. ;-)

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#299620 - 08/06/21 01:05 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3697
Loc: USA
Iíve taken out a large wasp nest using the following method:

1) Buy a large can of wasp spray, a type with a very long stream distance.
2) Wait for a night when itís cool enough that the wasps are dormant ó the Internet says 50 degrees F, and I remember it being closer to 55 degrees.
3) Spray entire can onto the nest, completely soaking same, from the furthest distance the spray can would support. I remember this being about 15 feet.

I would not attempt this technique if the air temperature is 60 degrees or higher. I would also not recommend any technique that uses fire as a component.

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#299621 - 08/06/21 01:06 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3697
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
I am not inclined to grab a can of paint and get "up close and personal" with an active wasp nest. Maybe someone can make a YouTube challenge out of it. ;-)


Spray paint is best used within about 3 feet or so, which is closer than I would want to be for such a task.

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#299637 - 08/06/21 04:19 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1492
WD-40 is great with ants ( the ones that give painful bites )

Insert that tiny red tube in the hole, and press.

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#299638 - 08/06/21 04:30 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1492
Quote:
I made a 14' extension nozzle for my shop vac.


You mentioned your shop.
It reminds me of my small handyman's nest.
Lately, I bought a few hex bit sets. They are not really essential, but definitely give you more options when you deal with home problems during lockdowns and such.

It was a "shortage" within my workshop I had to fix.

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#299706 - 08/11/21 04:31 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
adam2 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 470
Loc: Somerset UK
The only significant shortage that I have observed here in the UK is Propane. Has been in short supply, to varying degrees, for at least a year.

Propane is much less used here than in the USA, most households don't use it at all.
That however is no consolation for the minority of rural householders who do use this fuel.

I do not use propane normally but keep a couple of cylinders for emergencies, each cylinder contains 19 kilos of the fuel. Other sizes are available.

The largest portable cylinder is 47 kilos, and the smallest is 4.5 kilos.
For greater demands bulk tanks are available, these are fixed in place and filled from a road tanker. Not common but used by some rural homes and farms.

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#299707 - 08/11/21 12:41 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Nomad Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Just wandering around.
I went into a Walmart in rural Ellsworth Maine and noticed that by my estimate about 1/3 of the shelf space has been removed. Isles are now wider and there appear to much more empty space (no shelves). There were a couple of empty shelves but not many. Looks like they have slimmed down their inventory. Just my observation.

Nomad.
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#299708 - 08/11/21 02:02 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: adam2]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1492
I use electric for the inside kitchen and propane for the outside kitchen. This setup offers lots of peace of mind. If you have a house, I suggest everyone does the same. In an apartment, however, you may not have any choice.

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