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Old 12-18-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Iíve inherited a jam-packed storage closet from a neighbor who moved out some years ago, then sublet the place for a few years. Found some cans of Diet Pepsi under a 1998 newspaper, two of them were only about 1/5th full, the third seemed normal but I opened them all, dumped the contents and recycled the cans. Anyone know how this works, how does the Pepsi lose its fizz?

Iím trying to decide what to do with 100s of new-in-box golf tees; taking a break for the holidays because itís pretty dusty/disgusting in the lower storage layers; not sure what the seeds are about, is that rat poison at the bottom; & it resembles work, hey, Iím retired. Have you ever found anything interesting on this kind of archeological dig?
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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When doing our 4th st old house I found an old leather hightop child's shoe, a wooden handled 3-tine dinner fork, and a small bottle of strychnine powder. Still have the fork and the strychnine just in case i need to off someone - no purchase record ya'know. Found a small handfull of early 1900 coins doing the foundation here - figure it was right where a gap in a window sill and hole in the perimeter beam conspired to eat coins. Old newspapers & magazines galore. Carpenter's signature and 1912 date on covered area of a transom window door we salvaged.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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So haw was the Jam?
Golf Tees are useful for plugging vacuum lines and gas lines while working on a car. Don't need many though.
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Golf Tees are useful for plugging vacuum lines and gas lines while working on a car. Don't need many though.
also with a bit of glue to fill loosey-goosey door hinge holes - clip end of course...
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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I’m trying to decide what to do with 100s of new-in-box golf tees;

Normally I would say sell them on ebay but it does not look like they are drawing much . Maybe Craig's list ? When I moved into my first house We found an antique banker's lamp in the attic.
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Thanks for that post, Calmloki, I thought landlords here would have stories; maybe I should keep the rat poison & old knives. We almost threw out the silverware but found sterling silver spoons among them, hello eBay? Probably not, but nice patina. Is99, ďjam yesterday, jam tomorrow, but never jam today.Ē

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Iíve inherited a jam-packed storage closet from a neighbor who moved out some years ago, then sublet the place for a few years. Found some cans of Diet Pepsi under a 1998 newspaper, two of them were only about 1/5th full, the third seemed normal but I opened them all, dumped the contents and recycled the cans. Anyone know how this works, how does the Pepsi lose its fizz?

Iím trying to decide what to do with 100s of new-in-box golf tees; taking a break for the holidays because itís pretty dusty/disgusting in the lower storage layers; not sure what the seeds are about, is that rat poison at the bottom; & it resembles work, hey, Iím retired. Have you ever found anything interesting on this kind of archeological dig?
As far as the Pepsi cans go, expanding and contracting with weather changes will sometimes create micro leaks in the seal, leading to evaporation and loss of fizz.

Back in college ('74) we went down under one of the dorms through a locked door and found the 1960s era bomb shelter. Broke in through the chicken wire and made off with a bunch of food and the medical kit. Opened the can of crackers and another can of peanut butter. Pretty nasty. Even the lab rats wouldn't eat it, and they'd eat anything. Even in my really really stupid days we had (just) enough sense not to try the morphine that had been expired for 12 years. Surprisingly, the water was just water. Tasted like the can, but definitely drinkable.
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As far as the Pepsi cans go, expanding and contracting with weather changes will sometimes create micro leaks in the seal, leading to evaporation and loss of fizz.

Back in college ('74) we went down under one of the dorms through a locked door and found the 1960s era bomb shelter....
Thanks, that's what a friend said, it must have leaked out through the seal. I religiously rotate and replace my emergency food supply. Wonder if there are any un-pilfered bomb shelters still out there.
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I remember when bomb shelters were popular and we had one in the cellar and believe me it would have taken a bomb to make me stay in the cellar for more than a minute .We had a shelf with canned food and a table & chairs next to the furnace .
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I remember when bomb shelters were popular and we had one in the cellar and believe me it would have taken a bomb to make me stay in the cellar for more than a minute .We had a shelf with canned food and a table & chairs next to the furnace .
Aren't those '50s dining sets hot now? We got a few bucks for mom's table top.
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Cleaning out my mother's house in preparation for her moving I found a 1940 Washington, DC aeronautical sectional chart that my father had used when he flew Piper Cubs before WWII. I thought it was worth having framed and it hangs in the basement with painting of Shoo Shoo Baby (WWII B-29) and the poem High Flight.
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