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About SLAG

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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Patent lawyer & reg. agent. (Cda. & U.S.A.)

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  1. SLAG

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    Mr. Swfdl, wrote, "The Zinc half life is over 10 years." Do you mean zinc the element (metal)? Probably not as zinc is not radioactive. Do you mean the zinc coating? That is galvanized iron, (or steel), and its deterioration due to weathering. That would be variable, due to chemical conditions. Or are you alluding to the time that inhaled zinc vapor causes lung cancer. (and not metal fume fever, which would not have a half-life.). Clarification would be helpful. Acids can remove zinc coating. Examples of such acids, are vinegar (acetic acid), hydrochl
  2. Messrs. T.P., and Nodebt, A lack of vitamin c causes the serious disease called scurvy. An antiscorbutic is an agent (supplement, or "drug") that prevents scurvy. (for example vitamin C). Vitamin C's chemical name is ascorbic acid. Lemons and limes have great amounts of the vitamin. Sauer Kraut is loaded with it. And rose hips have even more. English sailors were given a lime ration starting in the late eighteenth century. (1795), And they got to be called "limeys' because of that. During the second world war, England used rosehips to supplement the citizens diet.
  3. Jer The "make reservations" was a 'joke'. Not a very good one. sorry, Dan. I have to get to my first morning coffee. Back at you after I regain consciousness. Dan. Some of your latest post looks better in a P. M.
  4. Glenn, You can revive some can contents by doing a hot water rinse. Discard the water. For example canned water chestnuts, and also bamboo shoots revive very nicely after such a treatment. SLAG. Frosty, When at home, during such difficult times, you can always order in or make reservations. SLAG.
  5. Mr. G.N.M., Counsellor Monsson sir, well said and very true. Retired Attorney, SLAG.
  6. Herr Frosty, The gene pool is already, contaminated, (septic even). We have been notified that it will soon be drained. Sincerely, SLAG.
  7. Mr. Nodebt, The plant (walnut), does not store juglone in the fruit. a.k.a. walnuts. The rest of the plant have juglone in the, the nut hulls, leaves, roots, bark etc. The chemical's function is to 'poison' other plants nearby. Juglone is not soluble in water so it tends to stay in the root zone of the soil. And it breaks down slowly. that's why other susceptible plants, do not grow in soil that has had juglone (in it). It can take a number of years for the ground to be rid of juglone. (bacteria break it down). Enjoy your walnuts, I like them too. Regards, SLAG.
  8. Mr. Nodebt, I am not sure that horses can get canker sores like you seem to get. But horses do get laminitis from walnut bedding. And cases can lead to lameness and even death. SLAG. The walnut chemical juglone, in walnut trees, inhibits apples, tomatoes, pines, birches, beech, and alfalfa. It plays a big role in plant chemical warfare. The phenomenon is called allelopathy.
  9. SLAG

    New to all this

    The size of the post vise and, also the size of the jaws, and opening, would be very useful SLAG.
  10. Mr. Frosty san, Could you please, expand on "heavy duty shop". A definition would prove to be very useful for me and, perhaps, some other folks. Also some mentioned examples would be very appreciated. Thanks, Sometime clueless, SLAG.
  11. Mr. Frazer, Methinks Mr. Mineral Man is a prime example of a person with a big Dunning Kruger problem. Given time he may grow out of it, or earn a Darwin award with oak clusters.* Regards, SLAG. * a wee bit of entrained moisture would do the trick.
  12. How about saliva instead. SLAG.
  13. Mr. Wil, The good folks at SLAG Industries L.L.C. have reported and it is rumored on good authority, that the anvil you were to receive has been delayed. Said anvil is being used as extra ballast in one of their delivery vans. all in order to provide more traction for said van. We have learned that delivery will be made when the snow melts. Helpfully yours, SLAG. ceo
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