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Old 2021-04-14, 22:21   #45
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The 2nd photo on this NASA page shows how badly Barbados is getting it.
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Old 2021-04-14, 23:05   #46
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The 2nd photo on this NASA page shows how badly Barbados is getting it.
Yup...

I've now burnt out a shop-vac, destroyed a hair-drier (drop it on my toe while blowing dust; the impeller exploded), and just finished a day of hauling water up to the roof to feed a pressure-washer.

And I'm only about 30% complete! Then the second story needs to be processed, and then the ground floors...
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Old 2021-04-15, 00:08   #47
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Default Photos of ash...

So, someone asked to see what all this ash looks like...
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So, someone asked to see what all this ash looks like...
Ugh. That almost looks like enough to warrant starting with a shovel. A grain scoop works pretty well for shoveling snow off a flat roof. Of course, snow you can just throw over the edge. I'm not sure how to get the ash down to the ground. A chute, perhaps?
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Yup...

I've now burnt out a shop-vac, destroyed a hair-drier (drop it on my toe while blowing dust; the impeller exploded), and just finished a day of hauling water up to the roof to feed a pressure-washer.

And I'm only about 30% complete! Then the second story needs to be processed, and then the ground floors...
Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they even available ( with a potential huge demand )?
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New article from NASA
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Old 2021-04-16, 20:16   #51
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Anyone else seen this?

https://twitter.com/PlatformAdam/sta...431816/photo/1

The SO2 plume reaches the Arabian peninsular.
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The SO2 plume reaches the Arabian peninsular.
Might that have started before the big eruption?
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Old 2021-04-18, 15:49   #53
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Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they even available ( with a potential huge demand )?
If I had one, I would have used it! The power-washer ended up being the best available tool on hand. Also, rather than just throwing it up in the air to fall somewhere else, it turned the ash into a wet-cement-like sludge that could be scooped up and placed on plant beds and worked into the soil so it didn't blow around.

I understand from friends that every shop-vac, leaf blower, and power washer was sold out by approximately 0801 hours the day after the first eruption. And such kit is rarely air-shipped; resupply is at least a month away.

This is having a massive impact on Barbados; it's going to take months to clean up. I can't even begin to imagine what the St. Vincentients are going through!

The gods have a weird sense of humor...
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The gods have a weird sense of humor...
Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.
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Old 2021-09-19, 15:14   #55
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Eruption on La Palma:
https://www.abc.es/espana/canarias/a...7_noticia.html

We hope xilman and everyone there are OK!
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