lock, unlock

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 09:42 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
[personal profile] afuna
The lock to our front door has been pretty stubborn and difficult to open, to the point where I worry that I'll break the key (or my fingers!) trying to unlock it.

So tonight, with no one else in the house, I had the brilliant idea to use WD40 to un-stubborn the lock. I figured it would be easy: point the straw into the lock, press the button, done.

Instead I just got it all over my hands, because apparently I don't understand how the spray nozzle works /o\

(It might be broken. Or it might be that I'm misunderstanding something about this whole process. But seriously it's probably broken... maybe)

And then I realized I could smear some of the WD40 on my fingers onto the key and get it to work anyway \o/

I didn't need that straw anyway :3

Date: 2014-03-20 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
I was once told that the correct way to lubricate locks is with graphite powder. No idea whether this is rubbish or not, though...

Date: 2014-03-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alierak
Same here. I have a coworker who swears by it and rubs a pencil on his key every few months, though I'm not sure pencil lead is exactly the same thing as a graphite powder lubricant.

Date: 2014-03-21 03:11 am (UTC)
geekosaur: orange tabby with head canted 90 degrees, giving impression of "maybe it'll make more sense if I look at it this way?" (Default)
From: [personal profile] geekosaur
Cheap pencils often contain clay as well as graphite.

Date: 2014-03-21 03:12 am (UTC)
geekosaur: orange tabby with head canted 90 degrees, giving impression of "maybe it'll make more sense if I look at it this way?" (Default)
From: [personal profile] geekosaur
Sounds correct; WD-40, on the other hand, loosens up dried or dirty petroleum-based lubricants, and may not be a good mix with things that are best lubricated with graphite.

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