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Not much going on and my brain feels like mush.


1 cookie jill { 07.07.08 at 11:56 pm }

Mine’s been “smoke infused.”

2 Bryan { 07.08.08 at 12:23 am }

I hope you are wearing a good mask. The micro-particles in wood smoke are alkaline and will cause lung damage in people and critters. All wood ash is corrosive and lemon juice or vinegar should be used in the water when cleaning up ash.

Don’t use a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t have an HEPA or “sheet rock” [Shop Vac] filter as you just spread the micro-particles.

3 cookie jill { 07.08.08 at 12:42 am }

HEPA filter mask. I may get laughed at, but it’s been terrific for me.

4 Bryan { 07.08.08 at 12:45 am }

Good on ya’. because wood smoke is not your friend.

5 cookie jill { 07.08.08 at 12:47 am }

Did you do a post awhile ago on how to clean up wood ash? I would like to spread that information to our char-broiled community…I think it is really important to know.

6 Kryten42 { 07.08.08 at 1:58 am }

Hmmm. I just thought the cat was showing his disgust and thinking “On no! Not YOU again! Go away!”

But… that could just be me. LOL

7 Fallenmonk { 07.08.08 at 6:07 am }

I seem to remember something Bryan did on cleaning up wood ash. If you are familiar with the way they used to make lye for homemade soap you will take cleaning up wood ash very seriously. Bad stuff.

8 Bryan { 07.08.08 at 10:44 am }

The post you are thinking of is Cleaning Up from last October, Jill. FM and I are both survivors of soap making so we know about making lye from wood ash. You definitely don’t want to blow the stuff around.

The cat is mocking me for a programming block, Kryten.

9 cookie jill { 07.08.08 at 12:11 pm }

Thanks Bryan. I’ve submitted a link to your blog. Hopefully it will get out to the community. Latest news is 50% contained.

10 Bryan { 07.08.08 at 3:55 pm }

I forgot to mention extremely caution with the damn leaf blowers. They just make the problem worse, in all cases, including blowing leaves.

11 cookie jill { 07.08.08 at 6:21 pm }

If you see folks linking in from edhat….that would be from Santa Barbara.

12 Bryan { 07.08.08 at 7:34 pm }

There have been a number of people who have stopped by. I hope it helps, because they don’t need further problems on top of what they already have, and breathing the wood smoke particles will inflame the tissues in your respiratory tract, because it will cause a chemical burn.