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Salt Peter

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You mean bring it when you want to have a fire. Otherwise Lee will just burn it all or stock it for his own personal use.
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The communal firewood pile is essentially out so I'd recommend bringing some up if you'd like to have a fire over president's day down there. 
Sam D.

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Updated 2/10/2019


Lizard Lee always needs CR123 Lithium batteries. He also welcomes cash donations.


DO NOT FORGET TO BRING LARGE HEAVY DUTY PLASTIC BAGS TO HAUL OUT YOUR AND COMMUNITY FIREPIT ASHES PLEASE

MAY I SUGGEST YOU DATE WITH A MARKER AT HOME EVERYTHING YOU BRING TO GET ROTATION GOING PLEASE


Lower Springs:

Need more koi fish to the pond. There are only 2 left.

5 gal good quality buckets

BLEACH

Solid Air Fresheners with odor neutralizer like this:
https://www.renuzit.com/products/cones

Biodegradable only dishwashing soap

Kitchen scrubbing sponges

Paper Towels + gloves + elbow grease are needed for cleaning the restrooms but PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE USED PAPER TOWELS  into the restroom tanks. Collect into your trash bag and take them home. Do not leave unused paper towels in the restrooms - hide them in the storage, donate to camp host or take back home. People use paper towels to wipe hands and throw them into the tanks. Paper towels do not break easily and often clog pump truck hoses.


Palms Springs:

5 gal good quality buckets.

A couple of quality brooms


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Bleach

1 Tile/Grout brush

Biodegradable only dishwashing soap

Kitchen scrubbing sponges + 1 comet.

Solid Air Fresheners with odor neutralizer like this :
https://www.renuzit.com/products/cones
XPBC

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I woulda thought you would have the time to help install them too just for a report on how much you helped out.

Just Bill

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Delivered 1” and 3/4” ball valves to Lizard on 1-28-2019.
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So far my experience with valves at Palm Spring is brass valves always leak after a year or so. In the tubs no big deal but I hate when the shower valve ends up leaking and always wet promoting algae-moss. PVC is far superior because they don't collect the minerals but cheap one's can be hard to turn.  I will be looking into PEX for future replacements. I hope they meet the lead free requirements. 
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The pet store in Pahrump is having a big sale on pirhana next week...
Glidergeek

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Hmmm wonder if fish like to fly? [biggrin] takes me about an hour from the house.
SilverBob

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Those are not Koi.  They are adult Comet Goldfish, the type sold in pet shops as "feeders".  When there's nothing to eat them, they grow quite large and colorful. 

The problem is that Dusty's Pets, in Bishop, went out of business.  Now, as far as I can tell, the nearest pet store is in Gardnerville, Nevada.  Goldfish would be unlikely to survive a trip that long without some type of specialized aeration equipment. ($$$$)
Sam D.

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Need more koi fish to the pond. There are only 2 left.
Sam D.

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I spel no gud [wink]. The valves needed should be LEAD free.
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Here is what happened in 2010.

Lead adds ductility to brass, making it easier to bend or machine into desired shapes. To limit the risk of lead poisoning, U.S. law prohibits new brass plumbing parts in drinking water lines from containing more than 8 percent lead by weight. Yet two shut-off valves containing only about 6.5 percent lead leached toxic amounts of the metal into drinking fountains at the University of North Carolina.

What happened: During manufacturing, the lead did not uniformly distribute throughout the brass, but ended up preferentially settling at or near the surface. As a result, the outside of affected valves — the side visible when looking at a water line (see photo) — slightly exceeded the lead limit. That shouldn’t have posed a health problem, since this surface doesn’t touch water. However, the valves’ interior surface, which does, contained at least 18 percent lead by weight.

I don't know if there really is a lead free or not but a drinking water ball valve should be safe

The full article is here:   https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/newfound-water-risk-lead-leaching-valves

Just Bill

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Sam going in Friday of this week concerning the 2 valve is it LEAD free or what is led free?
It seems to me that those valves have brass interiors.....let me know.Just Bill
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I do not believe that Sam is pandering for Lee. I love that he lets us know what he needs. Lee has given his life to take care of and watch over the Springs in his own unique way. I am so grateful for him AND for the chance to help out. By knowing useful items that help him in small ways I feel that I am able to pay him back for his decades of service. When we all go home he is left with the mess.  I try to leave the place better than I found it. I also try to look for opportunities to help Lee by raking up the grass area and yes, even shoveling the burrow poop. So if providing a few small things can make his life easier then I am all for it. 
Salt Peter

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And Sam please no pandering on Lee's behalf. He's a grown up and able to acquire batteries and firewood.
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