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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. 
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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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With all love and respect, Sam D., it might improve your worldview if you found in yourself a sense of humor.
Sam D.

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Message to moderators: Is there a way to enable the feature of having a moderator approve posts from certain users? Such feature is built into many forum applications. May I ask you to take a look at the last 25 posts from peneumbra. It appears to me that the individual has somewhat a slightly diminutive state of mind with all the love and respect to peneumbra.
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We're running a bit low on Amaretto...
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Palm Spring needs another good quality bucket and maybe a couple quality brooms. It does "not" need your old worn out crap from home so don't bring it. If you do decide to bring hardware like this to Palm Spring please inform the board as to not clutter up the place because very few of us can get rid of the junk that piles up out there. 
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Does Lizard Lee or anyone out there have any need for toothpaste? I have lots and would like to donate it to a good cause. 
Sam D.

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If Palm Springs camp does not need the pole, may I ask you to donate it to the Lower Springs, please?
I find it pretty useful scrubbing Crystal.
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I will happily defer to any of the fine volunteers who actually have made the effort to plaster the tubs about the wisdom of using a wire brush.

As Justice Brandeis said: sunlight is the best disinfectant. I have never used a wire brush at the springs, and use the same general methods as xpbr does.

I will bring the pole regardless. I am tired of looking at it!

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Sam D.

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The reason I asked was that there was a broken pool brush by the edge of the Wizard pool 2 weeks ago. Both pools (especially Wizard) had very stubborn, bleach resistant black algae which I managed to rid off using the remnants of the brush + bleach. It took me 2.5 hours straining my back. I did not see any deterioration to the plaster. Otherwise I would've stopped immediately.

The pool pole is still needed at the Lower Springs.

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Sorry Sam D. but I have interrupted your request for a wire brush with Jukebox Mark over the phone. Hopefully the short wire brush is still there that is only used for cleaning the screens in the source. Wire brush is not the way to clean algae off plaster.  
I bet if you ask the crew that actually resurfaced the Wizard they all would decline the use wire brushes on it. A nice short bristle broom is perfect for sweeping out debris as the pool drains. No scrubbing required. If stubborn black algae is present straight bleach or better Chlorine sometimes helps.. The green stuff disappears with just a spray of bleach.
Sam D.

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Thanks, Mark. If I may suggest to get the brush with metallic body as plastic snaps easily where the handle meets the body. Something like this should do:
https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Pool-Supply-Professional-Stainless/dp/B075X3FWQD/ref=asc_df_B075X3FWQD/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198100862572&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3621077841032085541&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031150&hvtargid=pla-375505000262&psc=1


I myself have the pole for Lower Springs but not sure if I can bring it. The size of my rig makes it infinitely difficult to bring long things. Is anyone in Ventura County coming to the springs in the next 2 weeks?
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