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Hey! just to inform you of something that happen yesterday and today. We had rain two days ago with 6 ...





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Old 12-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey!

just to inform you of something that happen yesterday and today. We had rain two days ago with 6 celcius, yesterday it was snow, wind and -25.

The door lock was frozen. I can open the door but the lock stay on, so I can't shut the door. So I used the hair dry of my wife to heat him a little bit. After 2 or 3 minutes, it works perfectly. So I shut and lock the door and go to bed.

This morning, -27 and still windy. The door open but don't shut. I'm late to work, so I drive the 2 km by holding the door with my left hand, very dangerous and I don't recommend it to anyone.

I put it in our drive tru for 3 hours. So the car warmed up, everything start working fine again. I've put some ac delco lubricant on the lock to remove any kind of water or humidity. After that I've put a lot of low temperature grease (Wurth HHS 2000), a grease that can handle temperature as low as -70 celcius.

I'll keep you updated of how it works.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry for the problems.
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Everything seems to be OK after a couple of test. Hope it will stay that way ... -20 again tonight.
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I left the hose hooked up with the water spicket open on the house one cold night and I was able to get the hose off with pliers. But I had to boil water to get the frozen spicket to cut loose so I could turn it off. Worked well.
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Hate the cold temperature. Hate when it too hot also .. perfect weather for me will be 20 all year long, where can I find that ? lol
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I have seen some stuff in a spray can, think it was called ice off or something like that. You spray it into the locks and it melts the ice.
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it is the lock mechanism that was frozen... the door latch inside the door.. hard to spray it inside :P
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Hopefully it will be a light year for all that ice! I do like snow but the ice? Not so much.
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been 70 + here all week.
Last year at this time we had a lot of snow.
What a difference a year can be.
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We had 10 inches of snow a few weeks ago. That is unheard of out here in the desert! Sure helped our moisture totals, though.
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Hate the cold temperature. Hate when it too hot also .. perfect weather for me will be 20 all year long, where can I find that ? lol
some places in New Zealand
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