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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post

    I WILL make a down UQ out of this stuff. And it WILL be the greatest down UQ ever to grace this planet, because now there is hours of effort and frustration, and my entire ego riding on it. It will work, and it will be awesome, or I will burn the house down with the quilt inside, and no one will EVER utter the word 'down' in my presence again.

    LOL!!! This is how I feel.
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    After reading this I've decided that I don't need down in Florida. Thanks for the laugh!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Only thing better would have been Shug videoing the event, with commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields181 View Post
    ohmuhgawd! That's the best diy story ever. I can see it now, played out before me in cartoon form.
    It does read like a Tom & Jerry skit, doesn't it? Just too funny!!
    Of course, we do expect to see the pics of the finished product hanging in the filed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamosa
    So how efficient do you think the recovery process is? You see blankets you could get that work out to about $4 to $5 per ounce. So if you got it all its a good deal. But, if you only recovered 75%, its cost is as much as ordering the down new but a lit more effort.
    In this case, I'd say I did a pretty darn good job. There was almost nothing left floating around in the air in the bathroom or elsewhere. I think if I'd gone straight to the bathtub method to start with, I would have been somewhere very close to 95%. What I didn't recover went down the drain, or was tangled up in loose threads in the abandoned blanket, and there was darn little of it.I got something close to 24oz of down out of the blanket, and I can't fathom that I lost more than 1-2oz once it made it into the bathtub. Pillows are very often cheaper though (an overstuffed King can be ~$50 if you shop carefully, and have close to 30oz in it) being that they have less material and labor, and are MUCH easier to get the down out of.


    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats
    Only thing better would have been Shug videoing the event, with commentary.
    This would have been a disaster. I think the alternating fits of laughter and rage would have caused a stroke.

    I'm starting the new quilt tomorrow, having located some fabric that, while a bit heavy, is water resistant (not water proof, but not far from it), and took a 2 hour beating in the dryer with nary a feather lost.

    If you see footage on CNN of a small house in PA on fire, you know what happened.

    If - if he stood! Enough of ifs!
    He knew a path that wanted walking
    He knew a spring that wanted drinking
    A thought that wanted further thinking.
    A love that wanted re-renewing

    "A Lone Striker" Robert Frost

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