What did you do to prep today??

HandLoad

Mourning for America
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Yesterday, Vacuumed and Brushed the Interior of the Outboard Half of the Clothes Dryer Vent Piping. We do this Job every Other Year. Had to replace the Outside Louvered Automatic closing Vent, as the Chinese plastic had fallen to flinders in the Great NorthBest Sun of 16 Years' service. There used to be Metal versions of the Self-Closing Vents, but I can't find any for sale...

Today, (Raining), We do the Inside Half of the more than 20 Feet of Vent Piping, and the Interior spaces of the Dryer itself.

How many of Yew have NEVER done that Job? Many Houses Burn Down because of clogged Dryer Vents. Even if the Dryer Overtemp Safety Switch (repeatedly and silently) saves Yer Sorry Butts, Cleaning the Vent saves Energy, and even more importantly, TIME, as the clothes dry faster. Saves a bit on Tumbling Wear to the Clothes as well.
 
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Yesterday, Vacuumed and Brushed the Interior of the Outboard Half of the Clothes Dryer Vent Piping. We do this Job every Other Year. Had to replace the Outside Louvered Automatic closing Vent, as the Chinese plastic had fallen to flinders in the Great NorthBest Sun of 16 Years' service. There used to be Metal versions of the Self-Closing Vents, but I can't find any for sale...

Today, (Raining), We do the Inside Half of the more than 20 Feet of Vent Piping, and the Interior spaces of the Dryer itself.

How many of Yew have NEVER done that Job? Many Houses Burn Down because of clogged Dryer Vents. Even if the Dryer Overtemp Safety Switch (repeatedly and silently) saves Yer Sorry Butts, Cleaning the Vent saves Energy, and even more importantly, TIME, as the clothes dry faster. Saves a bit on Tumbling Wear to the Clothes as well.
There’s a wonderful tool I bought on Amazon that goes on the end of a normal drill with flexible rods that I run from one end to the other, about 12’. It was STARTLING how much lint came out, probably 2 shopping bags full. I agree with you that most people don’t give it much thought, but it’s very important maintenance item.

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GOBLIN X

INVOLUNTARY full time LAB-RAT for MUSC
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Yesterday, Vacuumed and Brushed the Interior of the Outboard Half of the Clothes Dryer Vent Piping. We do this Job every Other Year. Had to replace the Outside Louvered Automatic closing Vent, as the Chinese plastic had fallen to flinders in the Great NorthBest Sun of 16 Years' service. There used to be Metal versions of the Self-Closing Vents, but I can't find any for sale...

Today, (Raining), We do the Inside Half of the more than 20 Feet of Vent Piping, and the Interior spaces of the Dryer itself.

How many of Yew have NEVER done that Job? Many Houses Burn Down because of clogged Dryer Vents. Even if the Dryer Overtemp Safety Switch (repeatedly and silently) saves Yer Sorry Butts, Cleaning the Vent saves Energy, and even more importantly, TIME, as the clothes dry faster. Saves a bit on Tumbling Wear to the Clothes as well.
clean mine 2 times a year, i add a mesh over the inside pipe connection, had a snake get into the dryer once......................
 

Donfini2

Slayer of hops and barley, lifelong hill William
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There’s a wonderful tool I bought on Amazon that goes on the end of a normal drill with flexible rods that I run from one end to the other, about 12’. It was STARTLING how much lint came out, probably 2 shopping bags full. I agree with you that most people don’t give it much thought, but it’s very important maintenance item.

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Bronzino

Spunky sidekick
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My prepping today was financial. Got my budget in order and set for next month. School will be out soon, so my summer project is inventory. I have so much stuff packed and shoved in boxes in closets, I really don’t know what I have or where I’m lacking at this point. Pandemic put me in a disorganized mess. A lot of panic buying but am learning.
 

Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
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Chopped up seed potatoes today, to plant tomorrow or soon after, weather allowing. Dropped off a bunch of outgrown kids' clothes at ARC and Salvation Army, which doesn't sound like much of a prep but is good for morale!

The cost of lumber may force us to put our deck rebuild on hold, so if that ends up being the case, I'll just focus more on gardening. We went from winter storm warnings last weekend to temps in the high 80s today, so I'm scrambling.