australians and the art of salvage - small electrical appliances
Australians and salvage art: the Jeeps ran into each other in selling swaps, perhaps a defining feature of our salvage mentality;
From rusty farm equipment and abandoned cars discarded on farms and paddocks, to broken chairs, spare parts, tin cans and broken heaters that mess up our laundries and sheds, australians like to hoard garbage.
Whether it's emotional, eco-friendly, economical or purely out of need, Australia is a great collector.
Perhaps because we have so much space, we like to colonize our space with such a civilized industrial totem.
Perhaps our isolation as an island state tells us the pioneer genetic code that resources are limited, so we "better stick to it because one day we may need it again ".
For whatever reason, Australians are masters of the art of salvage, and this genetic and cultural condition is not more obvious at the sales exchange on Sunday than at the sales Greyhound.
The oval perimeter is lined up with a team of guys and their suitcases, showing from rusty radiators, brake lights and vintage car manuals to 19 th century hardcore, purchasing products aluminum pan bowl pans pots, kitchenware, box Brownie cameras, toys and books.
The local scavenger left the site with weapons from the 20th-century auto parts, furniture and restoration project, indicating that the recycling work in jeppsland was still in effect. The pre-
Nevertheless, 1990 of commodity years inevitably raise the question of the durability of modern, cheap-made appliances over the past decade.
Is our fragile Chrome-sprayed plastic DVD player, computer and digital opportunity to withstand the test of time to avoid exchange, or is it the art of the salvagea 20th-century agency?
Compared to other cultures, such as the Japanese, they threw away the CD player, washing machine or new car after 6 months (
Even if it works fine! )
Australians tend to stick to the last minute, or to the stages of decomposition.
However, with the catastrophic events of the past week and images of large amounts of debris, toxic sludge, furniture and personal activity on the streets of Brisbane, the pioneering origins of the Australian salvage Spirit became clear.
On the land of drought, fire, floods and the infinite space between towns and civic centres, when it comes to water, resources, food and property, a sense of scarcity is embedded in our DNA.
So linking the topic of relief with the situation of flood recovery in our neighboring areas, we want some of our viewers at ABC Gippsland who have expertise in fixing things, or people who may have experienced floods to their homes and businesses can repair items damaged by water
It seems that restoring items before mold and mold appear is a big part of the challenge, but here are some American survivors of the idea of Hurricane Katrina rescuing household items from toxic floods, posted here you can keep: plates, plastic products, silverware, Pan bowl pans basin, use Bi-
A heating system like a toaster, or a direct heating coil like an electric grill, knick-
Decorations, glassware, some clothes, plush toys, any plastic toys such as Lego toys, factory-sealed food/beauty care/medicine, canned food, towel/linen/curtains how to salvage tools and fridge: Use the hottest water you can get.
Wash detergent and anti-use bleach, oxygen bleach
Bacterial detergent in the water.
Wash everything you can wash in the list above except tools, plush toys and fabric items.
Small household appliances must be thoroughly rinsed with clear water and then completely dried in the sun.
In fact, because UV kills bacteria, everything you 've washed so far should be placed in the sun for about a day or so.
Fabric and plush toys must be cleaned in the washing machine with oxygen bleach and antibacterial soap for white color, bleach and antibacterial soap.
Depending on the level of chemical pollution you have suffered, some things won't work.
But you will be surprised how many clothes you can keep!
To ensure that any surviving bacteria are killed, everything must be completely dried in the dryer.
Wooden furniture should be treated with orange oil-based products after cleaning.
You can wash off the mud and soak it in the transfer fluid.
Any rust can be removed with a wire wheel on a table grinder.
I was told that you have a cheap widget on your fridge that can get your fridge back up and running quickly once replaced!
Contact the repair company to see if your can be saved.
Make sure you clean it thoroughly with a soap mixture to kill the bacteria.
This only works if you can get the food out within a day or two of the flood.
Pay attention to any black mold you may see, which is highly toxic!
If you have it in your home, you have to wear a mask while taking things out.
Also, if your house has to be burned, you have to wear a mask when doing this and when you are dealing with the mold!
Are there any tips for selling household goods?
Tips on fixing furniture, appliances, clothing, photos, books, etc?
ABC Open Gippsland would like to hear from you.
If you have experienced flood damage, please share your suggestions with our ABC audience.
Send Lucas your advice. rachael@abc. net.