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Old 11-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #11
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Nippy City!
No offense intended, but that kinda sounds like a name for a stripper bar.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #12
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Smile The anti-freeze for anti-freeze

I understand that the anti-freeze for anti-freeze is water!!

Anti-freeze by itself will freeze.

"Thom Wigle of Dow Chemical in Ontario informs me that his office receives several hundred complaints each winter from irate customers complaining that their antifreeze is "no damned good." A typical story is that the customer was using a Dow product undiluted and their engine froze up at around zero.

"Actually, this is to be expected when one considers that ethylene glycol, the principal component of most antifreezes, freezes at 8 degrees above zero, Fahrenheit. It is only when water is added that the freezing point is depressed. The freezing point of an ethylene glycol and water mixture drops rapidly as the concentration of glycol is increased to a mixture of about 60% antifreeze and 40% water. Around that point, an abrupt turnabout occurs, and as more antifreeze is added, the freezing point rises almost as fast as it had previously dropped.

"It's clearly a case of what you don't know can hurt you, but I have never seen an antifreeze container with an explanatory note to this effect."

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Old 11-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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Yes you are correct. As for anti-freeze in a auto radiator % 20 water is req. to stop it freezing. So maybe it goes for Rv anti-freeze as well.
Good suggestion.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:17 AM   #14
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Wink Know what you are buying

There may be some anti-freezes that are pre-mixed intended to be used right out of the bottle.
There may be other brands that are full strength and require the user to mix to the proper concentration with water.
Read the label.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #15
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No offense intended, but that kinda sounds like a name for a stripper bar.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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Little anecdote about Nippy City,
Back in late 60's I was assigned to Alameda NAS in California. I drove across the country in my 66 mustang with both of my parents, 3 naive people who had never left the east coast, my mom squeezed in back seat and dad riding shotgun. We had a scenic 6 day trip (stopped at St Louis arch, Grand Canyon, painted desert), and arrived in Hollywood to stop on our trip north. Three city bumpkins we were, we all ran to look at the Pacific Ocean. When we checked into our motel I saw a marque with "Joey Bishop and Frankie Sinatra, tonite at 8 pm". We could not wait. My mom loved Mr. Sinatra and my dad thought Joey Bishop was the funniest comedian.
Upon arrival we were seated and then the lights go dim. Both Joey and Frankie were burlesque performers with tassels spinning in the black light. Needless to say we did not stay for the second performance. We did see John Wayne's size 7 boot in the star studded sidewalk!!
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OMG, OMG... Jim, what a HOOT. You definitely made a memory. hahahahahahaha
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The Duke wore a size 7 boot? Say this isn't so.
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Yes, that is why he walked like he was going to fall over…….
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Little anecdote about Nippy City,
Back in late 60's I was assigned to Alameda NAS in California. I drove across the country in my 66 mustang with both of my parents, 3 naive people who had never left the east coast, my mom squeezed in back seat and dad riding shotgun. We had a scenic 6 day trip (stopped at St Louis arch, Grand Canyon, painted desert), and arrived in Hollywood to stop on our trip north. Three city bumpkins we were, we all ran to look at the Pacific Ocean. When we checked into our motel I saw a marque with "Joey Bishop and Frankie Sinatra, tonite at 8 pm". We could not wait. My mom loved Mr. Sinatra and my dad thought Joey Bishop was the funniest comedian.
Upon arrival we were seated and then the lights go dim. Both Joey and Frankie were burlesque performers with tassels spinning in the black light. Needless to say we did not stay for the second performance. We did see John Wayne's size 7 boot in the star studded sidewalk!!
Such a good story …. makes one want more !!!
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