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    Was the down treated for water resistance? UGO stopped using treating down after encountering an issue with the stuff.

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    Iíll be checking my distribution now.


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    Will most likely be far more cost effective to send the quilt back to the vendor to add more down.. Having worked with down AND done a fair amount of DIY, that's not a project I would want to take on. You may feel different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Wow sun light thru the window trick. What a great idea. I never thought of that. Sorry Paul I am not a DIYer so I can't offer any advice.
    It sure does look like you got cheated in the down department.
    I have a feeling itís a distribution issue vs not getting what I bought. Working with the vendor to see about re-migrating the down and adding a few ounces.

    Quote Originally Posted by slugbait View Post
    Was the down treated for water resistance? UGO stopped using treating down after encountering an issue with the stuff.
    Pretty sure it is hydrophobic or whatever is the right term. I wonder what made them go away from it.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Will most likely be far more cost effective to send the quilt back to the vendor to add more down.. Having worked with down AND done a fair amount of DIY, that's not a project I would want to take on. You may feel different.
    The appreciate the advice especially since Iím not much of a DIYrr. Iíve never worked with down before but watched quite a few videos of folks in their bathtubs and feathers flying everywhere. Looks kinda like a challenge to figure out the best way to do it.
    Iím currently waiting for some info from the vendor to see what route I take.

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    I wonder what made them go away from it
    I believe there was an issue with some kind of odor from the treated down. I have several treated down quilts and never noticed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallPaul View Post
    ....The appreciate the advice especially since I’m not much of a DIYrr. I’ve never worked with down before but watched quite a few videos of folks in their bathtubs and feathers flying everywhere. Looks kinda like a challenge to figure out the best way to do it...
    The moment you open that first seam... it's like an episode of I Love Lucy...
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    Nothing to add on top quilt issue but what do you use for your relief from the Poison Ivy? "Second issue is I had poison ivy on my foot last year and got it inside the quilt footbox". The native plant Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a natural remedy used to stop the itch of Poison Ivy. It is also effective for stinging nettle and some bug bites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjclint View Post
    Nothing to add on top quilt issue but what do you use for your relief from the Poison Ivy? "Second issue is I had poison ivy on my foot last year and got it inside the quilt footbox". The native plant Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a natural remedy used to stop the itch of Poison Ivy. It is also effective for stinging nettle and some bug bites.
    I have used Zanfel when I got some poison ivy and it is awesome. 1 wash and I felt relief. Worth every penny!


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    Any updates on your quilt TaulPaul?

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    How apropos. I noticed an old EE I had hanging in my gear room yesterday. The light was striking
    it just like your picture. Looked like down the was gone. I thankfully shook it a few times and fixed the
    problem).

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