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  • Dedpedal
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    My wife did that with a couch. It works!

  • leehljp
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    You guys are something else! I don't remember if it was here or another forum but one person placed a refrigerator that still worked but old - they put it out on the street for anyone that wanted it. A week or so went by and no one took it. Then they put a sign on it that said: "For Sale: $100.00". Someone came during the night and took it without paying for it!

  • LCHIEN
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    Close them in the empty box and mark it refused-return to sender
    or better yet, set the resealed box back on your front porch for the porch pirates,

  • Dedpedal
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    I just leave them in the box and mail it to a random address.
    jk. I do just close the box and send it to the dump intact.

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  • Jim Frye
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    Just thank New Canaan Farms for making such good stuff.
    Last edited by Jim Frye; 01-09-2023, 06:51 PM.

  • dbhost
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    Just proud that you getting your Salsa from Texas and not New York City... https://youtu.be/DmhgtBA16aA

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  • Jim Frye
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    We received another shipment of salsa from Texas today, so I tried the "wet water" treatment when I unpacked it. I sprayed the interior of a trash can lined with a plastic bag. I also lightly sprayed the top of the peanut layer in the shipping box. The styrofoam peanuts transferred to the plastic bag with no static sticking at all. After I had removed the upper layer of peanuts and pulled the box containing the jars of salsa, I gave the remaining peanuts a light spray. The remainder simply poured out into the bag in the trash can. Almost none sticking anywhere.

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  • Jim Frye
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    Next time, I'm going to try misting with "wet water". It's a trick from model railroading. Filtered water with a couple of drops of dishwashing soap. It acts as a surfactant and kills static too.

  • LCHIEN
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    Yes! Parastat Disc Preener!

  • OurJeeps
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    LCHIEN - TY for the memories... I still have the antistatic gun, "Disc Preener," the LPs, and the college stereo system from the 1970's (and they all (still) work...)

  • LCHIEN
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    I used to have a antistatic gun I used to treat my LP records when playing them because sometimes after cleaning they built up a charge and this attracted dust in the air ant also could literally float the low mass tonearm off the record.
    I think it was made by Zerostat and had squeeze trigger to spray positive ions. I am almost sure it would work, I used to "spray" my clothes to reduce static with this thing.

    I just looked, they are still for sale at places like Amazon and eBay but kinda pricey around $90 and up.

    Wonder if just misting them with a water sprayer will work.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 06-17-2022, 01:24 AM.

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  • Black walnut
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    Spray them with hairspray.

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  • leehljp
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    Would a squirt of Static Cling help? or throwing a couple of used dryer softener sheets in the box before pouring them into the trash can; or wiping the inside of the trash can with those sheets before pouring them in.

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  • Jim Frye
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    Discharging Peanuts...

    We buy salsa from a place in Texas and they take great pains to ship the product so the glass jars survive the shipping process. The jars are packed in a box with partitions separating the jars. That box is packed in a much larger doubled box with styrofoam peanuts surrounding the inner box on all sides. My struggle with this method is dealing with the peanuts while emptying them into a trash can for disposal. The darn things build up a static charge and cling to EVERYTHING in the vicinity and are real fiddle to gather up for disposal. They will stick to your hands like glue. So, are there any methods to kill the static charge so these little monsters can be easily dealt with?
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