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2020-10-30 8:40:47 AM  
I don't think I even seen sanitizer that would freeze.
 
2020-10-30 9:25:39 AM  
On a not-related note. Liquid fabric softener will go bad and "freeze up". It gets hard and will not mix with water anymore. Even hot water. Something in the chemistry changes. Kinda like milk going sour.
 
2020-10-30 9:27:18 AM  

kdawg7736: I don't think I even seen sanitizer that would freeze.


It's like 70% alcohol, I thought.
 
2020-10-30 9:27:34 AM  
Add some EverClear and it's all good
 
2020-10-30 9:27:50 AM  
If it freezes up, it's time to get a different brand of it.
 
2020-10-30 9:28:01 AM  

kdawg7736: I don't think I even seen sanitizer that would freeze.


Try moving the corpses to the regular walk-in and save the LN2 bath for alcohol.
 
2020-10-30 9:29:10 AM  

waxbeans: Add some EverClear and it's all good


But that Jello ain't gonna shoot itself.
 
2020-10-30 9:31:06 AM  
So hand sanitizer is kinda like subby's mom?
 
2020-10-30 9:33:00 AM  
Not news to vodka lovers who keep a bottle in their freezer.
 
2020-10-30 9:35:34 AM  

buravirgil: Not news to vodka lovers who keep a bottle in their freezer.


It makes that warm bottle of Mtn. Dew colder for longer at work.

So I'm told.

/23 was a rough year for me
 
2020-10-30 9:35:53 AM  
I'm trying to envision the scenario where someone tries to use hand sanitizer that is stored in below freezing conditions. It's in your truck maybe, and you pull your gloves off to... No.

I'll work on this.
 
2020-10-30 9:41:50 AM  
Local News: Now that the weather is getting colder, what should you do with your frozen hand sanitizer?

Scientist: It really shouldn't do that.

Local News: But if it does?

Scientist: I guess throw it out, because it's not real hand sanitizer.

Local News: There you have it. Remember to throw out your hand sanitizer come winter.
 
2020-10-30 9:42:49 AM  

Algebrat: Local News: Now that the weather is getting colder, what should you do with your frozen hand sanitizer?

Scientist: It really shouldn't do that.

Local News: But if it does?

Scientist: I guess throw it out, because it's not real hand sanitizer.

Local News: There you have it. Remember to throw out your hand sanitizer come winter.


Or add EverClear
 
2020-10-30 9:45:57 AM  

edmo: I'm trying to envision the scenario where someone tries to use hand sanitizer that is stored in below freezing conditions. It's in your truck maybe, and you pull your gloves off to... No.

I'll work on this.


Because sometimes we need to take our gloves off to handle things like coins?

Besides, cold hand sanitizer on cold cracked hands is equivalent to a cup of coffee.
 
2020-10-30 9:46:19 AM  

ChrisDe: kdawg7736: I don't think I even seen sanitizer that would freeze.

It's like 70% alcohol, I thought.


That's kind of the point of the article. If your sanitizer freezes, you got crappy sanitizer that likely doesn't work.
 
2020-10-30 9:49:39 AM  

waxbeans: Algebrat: Local News: Now that the weather is getting colder, what should you do with your frozen hand sanitizer?

Scientist: It really shouldn't do that.

Local News: But if it does?

Scientist: I guess throw it out, because it's not real hand sanitizer.

Local News: There you have it. Remember to throw out your hand sanitizer come winter.

Or add EverClear


Extremely inefficient. Just dip your hands in your 55 gallon drum of wake-up juice.
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2020-10-30 10:00:36 AM  

Spartapuss: waxbeans: Add some EverClear and it's all good

But that Jello ain't gonna shoot itself.


Booze-infused gummies are way less work than jello shots anyway.
 
2020-10-30 10:01:17 AM  
That's some weak sauce.
 
2020-10-30 10:08:50 AM  
We try to guess what the alcohol in our bottles of sanitizer was originally. We've had two tequilas and one amaretto so far.
 
2020-10-30 10:16:01 AM  

MBooda: So hand sanitizer is kinda like subby's mom?


Hand sanitizer doesn't stick to your hands in quite the same way.
 
2020-10-30 10:17:46 AM  
And people made fun of me when I bought a gallon of Purell refills.
 
2020-10-30 10:18:40 AM  

Algebrat: waxbeans: Algebrat: Local News: Now that the weather is getting colder, what should you do with your frozen hand sanitizer?

Scientist: It really shouldn't do that.

Local News: But if it does?

Scientist: I guess throw it out, because it's not real hand sanitizer.

Local News: There you have it. Remember to throw out your hand sanitizer come winter.

Or add EverClear

Extremely inefficient. Just dip your hands in your 55 gallon drum of wake-up juice.
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That would pair well with a 55 gallon drum of lube.
 
2020-10-30 10:18:47 AM  
Not totally relevant, but it gets cold enough in the winter where I grew up that a lot of vehicles need to have a cover protecting their radiator from the wind so you don't freeze the antifreeze as you drive:

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Typical winter days in Fairbanks are 0 to -20. Cold snaps go down to -40 to -50, and lower as you go out of town.
 
2020-10-30 10:21:11 AM  
Unfortunately, back in the early days, when everything was running low, there were businesses that basically were throwing anything in a bottle and calling it sanitizer.  We constantly read labels and noticed ones that were as low as 50-53% alcohol.  At the time, the CDC was telling everyone to use 70%, so we would skip those bottles.  Our firm got a case of Purell and we didn't question the cost for once.

These days, we're washing hands a lot more, and the masks are not a negotiation.  The sanitizer is an extra step, good but not required, like the masks and hand washing.
 
2020-10-30 10:23:26 AM  

evilsofa: Not totally relevant, but it gets cold enough in the winter where I grew up that a lot of vehicles need to have a cover protecting their radiator from the wind so you don't freeze the antifreeze as you drive:

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Typical winter days in Fairbanks are 0 to -20. Cold snaps go down to -40 to -50, and lower as you go out of town.


Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.
 
2020-10-30 10:37:31 AM  
mrmopar5287: Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.


Good luck convincing anyone of your "actual objective reality" on that one, bub.
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2020-10-30 10:51:20 AM  

mrmopar5287: evilsofa: Not totally relevant, but it gets cold enough in the winter where I grew up that a lot of vehicles need to have a cover protecting their radiator from the wind so you don't freeze the antifreeze as you drive:

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Typical winter days in Fairbanks are 0 to -20. Cold snaps go down to -40 to -50, and lower as you go out of town.

Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.


So, when you're driving 55 mph, the radiator in the front of your vehicle is not being cooled by the air the vehicle is driving through?
 
2020-10-30 10:56:07 AM  

evilsofa: mrmopar5287: evilsofa: Not totally relevant, but it gets cold enough in the winter where I grew up that a lot of vehicles need to have a cover protecting their radiator from the wind so you don't freeze the antifreeze as you drive:

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Typical winter days in Fairbanks are 0 to -20. Cold snaps go down to -40 to -50, and lower as you go out of town.

Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.

So, when you're driving 55 mph, the radiator in the front of your vehicle is not being cooled by the air the vehicle is driving through?


It is, but not to a temperature that's below the air to you're driving through. If it's 33 degrees outside, the water under your hood will not freeze no matter how fast you go.
 
2020-10-30 10:57:47 AM  

evilsofa: mrmopar5287: evilsofa: Not totally relevant, but it gets cold enough in the winter where I grew up that a lot of vehicles need to have a cover protecting their radiator from the wind so you don't freeze the antifreeze as you drive:

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Typical winter days in Fairbanks are 0 to -20. Cold snaps go down to -40 to -50, and lower as you go out of town.

Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.

So, when you're driving 55 mph, the radiator in the front of your vehicle is not being cooled by the air the vehicle is driving through?


It is being cooled, but not below the ambient outside temperature.
 
2020-10-30 11:23:35 AM  

FarkingChas: On a not-related note. Liquid fabric softener will go bad and "freeze up". It gets hard and will not mix with water anymore. Even hot water. Something in the chemistry changes. Kinda like milk going sour.


While we're on fabric softener stories, when I had my septic tank pumped out, the guy was surprised how clean it was.
First thing he asked. "Do you use fabric softener?" No "that's why".

He said too much of that forces tank problems. Use dryer sheets instead he says.
 
2020-10-30 11:25:35 AM  

buravirgil: mrmopar5287: Wind chill is not relevant to the freeze point of engine coolant.


Good luck convincing anyone of your "actual objective reality" on that one, bub.
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No kidding.

I lived in New Mexico so I'm actually the polar opposite of the farker from Fairbanks. There were still freezing temperatures, but the biggest issue with engine coolant in lots of vehicles was the hot summer temperatures. Mix the coolant 50/50 and you get a boiling point of about 265ºF, but people would see that chart on the bottle showing a mixture of 70% coolant (30% water) would get you a 275ºF boiling point. They thought more coolant was better because the boiling point was higher.

Counterintuitively, you want to mix less coolant for very hot temperatures. Water is a superior coolant due to the heat capacity. The coolant concentrate was a less capable coolant because it can't absorb and carry away as much heat energy from the engine to dump into the radiator. You still need coolant to raise the boiling point enough (and provide corrosion protection, lubricate the water pump, etc.) but with a properly functioning pressure cap on the radiator it really isn't the boiling point of the coolant mixture that is much of the issue. I would tell people and demonstrate to them to mix about 60% water or even a little bit higher for heavy duty use and you would get a vehicle that will overheat less because that coolant mixture is capable of moving more heat out of the engine block/heads and into the radiator.

Lots of people wouldn't get it. They wouldn't understand it. They'd put extra coolant concentrate into their engine for the higher boiling point and then wonder why their vehicle was overheating when pulling hard up Raton Pass in the summer.
 
2020-10-30 11:27:46 AM  

1funguy: While we're on fabric softener stories, when I had my septic tank pumped out, the guy was surprised how clean it was.
First thing he asked. "Do you use fabric softener?" No "that's why".

He said too much of that forces tank problems. Use dryer sheets instead he says.


Oh yeah, that's 101 level stuff for septic tank owners.

Also, skip the anti-bacterial soaps (don't want it killing bacteria in the settling tank) and use mild laundry detergents. We always made our own laundry detergent at home: grated Fels-Naptha soap dissolved in hot water and then add some borax and washing soda.
 
2020-10-30 12:30:36 PM  
1funguy:

He said too much of that forces tank problems. Use dryer sheets instead he says.

Or use neither. Dryer sheets are full of all kinds of nasty toxins and will leave a film on your dryer lint filter. Fabric softeners are a useless product due to the improvement of modern laundry detergents.
https://www.treehugger.com/fabric-sof​t​ener-sales-plummet-thanks-disintereste​d-millennials-4857577
 
2020-10-30 1:31:21 PM  

NM Volunteer: edmo: I'm trying to envision the scenario where someone tries to use hand sanitizer that is stored in below freezing conditions. It's in your truck maybe, and you pull your gloves off to... No.

I'll work on this.

Because sometimes we need to take our gloves off to handle things like coins?

Besides, cold hand sanitizer on cold cracked hands is equivalent to a cup of coffee.


It's mostly alcohol. It's going to do the opposite of warm your hands up.
 
2020-10-30 2:03:03 PM  

mrmopar5287: 1funguy: While we're on fabric softener stories, when I had my septic tank pumped out, the guy was surprised how clean it was.
First thing he asked. "Do you use fabric softener?" No "that's why".

He said too much of that forces tank problems. Use dryer sheets instead he says.

Oh yeah, that's 101 level stuff for septic tank owners.

Also, skip the anti-bacterial soaps (don't want it killing bacteria in the settling tank) and use mild laundry detergents. We always made our own laundry detergent at home: grated Fels-Naptha soap dissolved in hot water and then add some borax and washing soda.


Thanks for the tip! Also, stale beer has yeast in it, so before you turn it into pi$&
You can put it into a floor drain and rinse it in.
 
2020-10-30 2:04:08 PM  

MBZ321: 1funguy:

He said too much of that forces tank problems. Use dryer sheets instead he says.

Or use neither. Dryer sheets are full of all kinds of nasty toxins and will leave a film on your dryer lint filter. Fabric softeners are a useless product due to the improvement of modern laundry detergents.
https://www.treehugger.com/fabric-soft​ener-sales-plummet-thanks-disintereste​d-millennials-4857577


Even MORE good advice!
Cheaper than marriage, that's for sure...
Thanks!
 
2020-10-30 4:01:25 PM  

edmo: NM Volunteer: edmo: I'm trying to envision the scenario where someone tries to use hand sanitizer that is stored in below freezing conditions. It's in your truck maybe, and you pull your gloves off to... No.

I'll work on this.

Because sometimes we need to take our gloves off to handle things like coins?

Besides, cold hand sanitizer on cold cracked hands is equivalent to a cup of coffee.

It's mostly alcohol. It's going to do the opposite of warm your hands up.


Clearly spoken by someone who has not put any sort of alcohol on cold cracked hands.
 
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