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Post by Dave 418 Sun Nov 05, 2023 7:41 pm

Amid the barrage of fireworks as expected tonight the house across from us have a bonfire in their side garden and in their front garden they have a Christmas tree with flashing lights.
They could at last wait untill tomorow when bonfire night has past. so_sad
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Post by IanH Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:41 pm

We had a problem with a nearby house having lots of bonfires, living near our local wood, and causing lots of smoke and goodness knows what other gaseous chemicals from lead paint for example. 

Asked local fire chief and he told us that if a bonfire is left unattended, even for a minute, call 999 we'll put it out.

What if he continues we asked, call us, every time, we don't care how often we get paid per callout..

So, we did, after about 4 occasions the penny finally found the family brain cell and it stopped!! up!
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Post by Dave 418 Sun Nov 05, 2023 9:00 pm

Management likes to wait until well into December before the decorations go up and they don’t stop up for long now it’s just us two and muttly.
When daughter was at home she had to be held back as long as we could. She wanted them up after her birthday on the 19th of November. christmastree
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Post by IanH Sun Nov 05, 2023 9:37 pm

Xmas eve.....
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Post by Dave Gee Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:56 am

Now the kids have left home we don't really bother now.  There are a couple of houses with the Christmas decorations and trees up already -were up last week.....
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Post by Dave 418 Mon Nov 06, 2023 7:52 am

As a side to this Ian reminded me about an incident regarding bonfires and painted wood during our time running camps at our local scout camp site.
We always had a minor firework display and provided hot dogs and drinking chocolate around the camp fire afterwards. One year we found old wood with leaded paint on it in the wood pile. That wood was used for barbecues and the pizza oven. A parent working for a local double glazing company donated the wood.
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Post by IanH Mon Nov 06, 2023 8:42 am

Interesting.

I watch some restoration videos on YouTube and they always check paint for lead before sandblasting metal. If it has lead, they strip the paint with paint stripper first, then sand blast.

To think, and we had some fairly recently, that water pipes were made of lead! scratch head
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Post by nuevoboy Mon Nov 06, 2023 8:51 am

I worked as a telephone engineer and handled lead every day for around 20 years.
We used to have to scrape it with wire brushes before plumbing with it and we created a fine dust that we must have breathed in, especially in enclosed manholes.

It didn't do me any harm............

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except for maybe the eczema and asthma I now suffer with. scratch head
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Post by Monty-Plym Mon Nov 06, 2023 9:18 am

nuevoboy wrote:It didn't do me any harm............
Within the brain, lead-induced damage in the prefrontal cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum can lead to a variety of neurological disorders, such as brain damage, mental retardation, behavioural problems, nerve damage, and possibly Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia.

So you probably wouldn't know  lol4

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Post by IanH Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:16 pm

Without joking, my eczema was completely cured by changing to goats milk..worth a try?
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