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Old 04-15-2019, 06:16 AM   #1
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Red face Re-Purposing Swim Noodles...

Long car trips can cause my heel to hurt at the car's floor.

Using a sharp knife, I split a swim noodle in half. Both halves were glued to the floormat, which raised my foot enough to totally avoid that pain.

Using "Liquid Nails" as an adhesive has shown endurance for the past six months, although contact cement may be optimal.



This may help in "Getting Here".

As I gather still more photographs, I hope to add a few more uses for swim noodles. Swim Noodles which, after tennis balls, are the most-likely flotsam to wash up on shore. So re-purpose these for free!
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:34 AM   #2
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Long car trips can cause my heel to hurt at the car's floor.

Using a sharp knife, I split a swim noodle in half. Both halves were glued to the floormat, which raised my foot enough to totally avoid that pain.

Using "Liquid Nails" as an adhesive has shown endurance for the past six months, although contact cement may be optimal.



This may help in "Getting Here".

As I gather still more photographs, I hope to add a few more uses for swim noodles. Swim Noodles which, after tennis balls, are the most-likely flotsam to wash up on shore. So re-purpose these for free!
FLL will be soooo happy!
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:47 PM   #3
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As an added bonus, should you ever drive off a pier and land in lake Winni, you can just grab your floor mat and swim to safety.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:57 PM   #4
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https://www.instructables.com/id/21-...r-Pool-Noodles

My fave is #16 ..... holds plant life upward .... is so useful!

As you probably heard, two years ago I constructed a new second floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom on my cottage, done entirely with high density, high strength, foam swim noodles purchased at the November, Gilford-Walmart noodle markdown ..... highest noodle quality, lowest noodle price in blue, red, and green!
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https://www.instructables.com/id/21-...r-Pool-Noodles

My fave is #16 ..... holds plant life upward .... is so useful!

As you probably heard, two years ago I constructed a new second floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom on my cottage, done entirely with high density, high strength, foam swim noodles purchased at the November, Gilford-Walmart noodle markdown ..... highest noodle quality, lowest noodle price in blue, red, and green!
This is the first I am hearing about using noodles for plumbing.... KUDOS.

Now where did I put that funnel?
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As an added bonus, should you ever drive off a pier and land in lake Winni, you can just grab your wet noodle and swim to safety.
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Default ..... 94-cent noodles

94-cent noodles is what's happening right now at the Plymouth Walmart ...... some strong looking material with dense, sturdy noodle material in green, red, and blue .... located way back in a corner of the store beyond the pharmacy, and to the right as you head toward the outdoor plants.

Good for making a swimmer's belt by threading a 3/8" line down through the center hole. Swimming the big lake is way more challenging than swimming a heated pool, and should probably be done with a swimmer's belt and some type of a wet suit top ..... even in July and August. If you is out there all alone, over 50-yards from shore, you will definitely be appreciat'n that 94-cent noodle. Unlike a pfd, a swim belt centers your buoyancy that's needed for swimming ...... something not done with a pfd .... swimming with a pfd is difficult ..... swimming with a noodle belt is a natural.
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It should have a gray tarp as well, to protect the sides of the car, and help to shed the hail and rain. You know these noodles shielding the car from hail in Texas seem to be the same 94-cent noodles sold at the Plymouth Walmart ..... good for flotation ..... good for protective padding ..... wonder how much flammable .... will a single struck match set one a-flame?

Believe these noodles are 42" long x about 2.75" diameter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_noodle
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Hannafords in Meredith has the supa dupa size noodles in their entrance in many flashy colors, I should have taken note of the price.
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As an added bonus, if it ends up in a flood it won't sink.
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