Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Talk amongst yourselves...

Taking roomie's mom to the doc. Departure was snakebit; all door latches on Subie were froze, but we got it sorted out.

Currently at St. Someplace, waiting on the docs to do their doctorin'.

More later.

19 comments:

Scott J said...

Talk amongst ourselves, huh?

Here's one for the group: I have the opportunity next month to take the NRA Range Safety Officer course for the cost of materials (estimated $35).

Normally it's $100-150.

Is it worth the time and effort?

taylor said...

And yet, here in Colorado its supposed to be 62 today, just a week before Christmas. Amy Grant is a liar. Tennessee is rarely this warm right at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

hope Rx's Maternal Unit has a boring visit!

rickn8or said...

Good thoughts Mom X's way.

Douglas2 said...

I've got one door gasket with a tear from the door being iced closed, so now I regularly wipe-down the gaskets with "armor-all" wipes to keep them from freezing up.

I've not yet come up with a fix for the lock itself icing up. Unfortunately one of the cars doesn't even have a keyhole on the passenger side -- so an iced-up lock on the driver's door means a trip via the back hatch to start and warm-up the car.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Prayers for all of you.

Scott J said...

"trip via the back hatch to start and warm-up the car"

Icing is not commonly a problem in Alabama but that tale makes me thankful for my garage.

I offer up a prayer of thanks for it often when the weather is nasty.

We didn't have one during the three month relocation to SC (used the one car on the rental as a storage unit) and after having one for 9 years I realized how spoiled it had made me :)

Anonymous said...

The Range Officer course is worth the money just to get the certification.
If you want the locks not to freeze, try a squirt of Break Free CLP. I've found it keeps all my locks working freely.

armedlaughing said...

Prayers and good thoughts your way.

...and one of those tiny kitchen torches for making creme brulee is excellent to unfreeze locks!

gfa

Marc Pisco said...

@Douglas Hornady One-Shot (silicone) worked wonders this year - a week and counting, anyhow. At 0 F, my driver side lock is smoother than it was back in August. Not exaggerating. That lock has been a misery to me. Nothing oil based, even with graphite, ever worked nearly as well.

Nathan A said...

@Douglas2:

In MI, I would take a lighter and heat up my key until it would go into the lock and melt the ice on the internals. I was a smoker at that time, so I always had a bic on me.

It took a few tries usually, but worked.

KM said...

try a squirt of Break Free CLP
That's what I use, haven't had a lock freeze yet.
Penetrates through water and good for -40.

Alien said...

@ Scott J - ABSOLUTELY get the RSO certification for $35. That's much cheap, and being an RSO earns extra points in some places.

I don't know what other certifications you have, but taking the class puts you in contact with whomever is teaching it, and probably also teaches other NRA courses (maybe some of them for cheap, too), PLUS everyone who is taking the course. You never know when networking will pay off.

Steve Skubinna said...

WD-40 in the keyhole works too.

I'm Charlie said...

Ok, footieprints got me. I LOL'ed right in my beer.

Martin K. said...

Wishing all the best for Bobbi's Mom and praying that you all will have a wonderful Christmas, at home and in the company of your family and friends. I am keeping you in my heart.

Tango Juliet said...

Best of luck to all concerned!!

Ted N said...

Hope it was all good news at the doc's!

Mike said...

Steve Skubinna - WD-40 will eventually gum up your locks (or guns) to the point of inoperability. The fish oil base congeals when the solvent evaporates. I work for a locksmith and see the results of WD-40 on a regular basis.

We use tri-flow, exclusively, for lock lube.

If the lock gets water in it, lube choice is probably irrelevant. Heat will be the best (maybe only) answer. Don't try to force it with the key unless you are willing to break it off in the lock!