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Re: stinky stuff
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- Subject: Re: stinky stuff
- From: Don Rash <dnrash@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 08:36:02 +0100
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- Organization: Don Rash, fine bookbinder
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Gerry & Diane wrote:
> My PVA is from Colophon. Ordered it in half-gallon size, about a year ago.
> Waited agout 4 to 5 mos before opening it because a friend had given me some
> of hers. She wanted to use it up fast because there was a dark moldy growth
> starting to take up residence on the side of her half gallon jug. Also
> noticed in Genie Shenk's class that the PVA there would have that same nasty
> smell after residing in the cabinet over the hot summer. Now am starting to
> suspect that it's the warm year-round climate here in San Diego. Yikes! The
> mold that ate San Diego!
You're probably right about its being the climate, One way to find out might be
to buy a small amount of another manufacturer's adhesive and let it sit around
for about the same period. In fact, I would think that any manufacturer would
have info about the shelf life of their products.
> Could refridgeration be in my PVA's future? Sounds like it.
You may know this already, but don't freeze it.
> As regards Davey board, don't want you to think we're wimps here, more like
> curious about that smell. And very curious as to why different orders of
> Davey board smell different.
> Are you starting to think we have an odor fettish? Hmmm.
I was just being facetious there. Shoulda done a : ) . I don't know why they
should smell different, unless it's the amount of pulp going into sheets of