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About SteveinPA

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  1. I agree- management should be informed about a problem with their customer service. I recently had a good experience with their customer service. I ordered some wax (shipped) and when I got home from work one of the cases was the wrong wax. I emailed them (I don't have time to call during business hours) and someone replied early the next day stating the correct wax will be shipped and UPS will pick up the wrong case. It was here within two days. They apologized and said sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.
  2. I have been considering making some more of them but don't know if I have the time. Also the cost of materials has gone up considerably since I made the ones for Julie.
  3. I'm still surviving. Yeah, you can satisfy Pam's curiosity. Who knows, maybe I can make some more of them.
  4. Hey Julie, how the heck have you been? It's been a while since I logged on here. How's that tilter working for you? In case anyone is wondering, I made the tilter for Julie. I checked into getting a patent, but it's a complicated and expensive process, so I gave up on going through that ordeal. Of course the price of materials has risen but I still have the drawings and patterns for making them.
  5. Ditto. Peak's is very strong and smells good (to me) too.
  6. I've been adding some brown dye to darken up the red- a little at a time until it's the desired shade. I don't know what other people do, but it works for me.
  7. I love this scent! Made with 4045H. At least this one came out as planned.
  8. A 3/8 NPT pipe tap will work with 3/8 NPT fittings. When you're looking for fittings to add a pour spout to your Presto, make sure they're all marked 3/8 NPT (National Pipe Taper). They will not interchange with SAE or any other threads. If you use a tap for regular bolt threads it won't work. A tap for pipe fittings makes tapered threads. Confused yet? It's possible your package was marked wrong. It's quite a pain trying to find stuff in the home improvement stores. The products are always mixed up. Some people look at things and don't care if they put them back where they found them. Hope you can find the right combination of fittings.
  9. I bought some molds on EBay years ago, and they have the rubber grommet in the wick holes. I still use putty on the base of the wick pin on those just to be safe. I prefer the seamless aluminum molds, but the steel sheetmetal ones can give a smoother finish.
  10. It's possible for wax to crack if it's cold enough and maybe get moisture in it. If the temperature changes fast enough, condensation will form. Might be best to store your wax and wicks in sealed containers.
  11. The cold temperatures could effect your Fo's-they might get crystals in them or thicken up, and they'll be difficult to get mixed with the wax. If that happens, try putting the bottles in hot water for a while and they'll be ok to use. One solution would be to keep your scents in a tray with a carrying handle and take them in the house over night. Might be a pain, but so could warming the bottles. Hope this helps.
  12. Oh, you crack me up! I don't see any reason it wouldn't work to remove rust from steel molds. We use it at work to remove rust from the inside of fuel tanks. See, even though I only have 108 posts, it might be that I actually do know something after all. I usually keep to myself. Hmmm- that acid removes blood stains and DNA. That info could come in handy someday. LOL.
  13. Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you have a real mess. One thing that might work to clean the dye from the concrete is Muriatic acid- aka Hydrochloric acid. It's sold in swimming pool supply places and hardware stores. I use it to clean rust off of steel and scale buildup off cast aluminum parts. It also may be written on the bottle that it can be used to clean concrete. It was on the one I used to have. It can be very dangerous to use, but with the proper precautions you'll be OK. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and eye protection, dilute it with water, don't breathe the fumes, and read the instructions on the label. Mix it in a plastic bucket- it will dissolve aluminum in a matter of seconds if the acid/water ratio is strong enough. Scared yet? It's not that bad if you're careful. Baking soda will neutralize it when your finished.
  14. LMAO! Luckily, I haven't made any major messes- yet. Now, watch me knock over a bottle of dye next time I'm messing with wax!
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