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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:45 PM

if its not one thing its another, my back door handle is freezing and wont turn to open the door, this is a pain because my 3 dogs go out that door to their run, i heated it up with a hair dryer to get it open and sprayed some lub into it a few days ago but it still froze again . i guess i will have to try another spray or lock deicer as slick 50 spray did not work


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:47 PM

You dogs are going to learn to have to pee every time they hear a hair dryer...
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Oh, that's cold.

Last week and week before i had to save my grandmother, she could not open her truck door. My door was frozen shut several times, when in from the passenger side and pushed the driver door open.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM

You dogs are going to learn to have to pee every time they hear a hair dryer...

:bigrofl:  as the wife blows her hair the dogs are wimpering.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:02 AM

I had a full size Blazer back in 1976, worst vehicle I ever had for frozen doors. I took regular Vaseline & smeared a thin coat all around the rubber strips...took care of that.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 05:10 AM

Freezing rain broke a mirror on a Dodge truck for me one time.

Once I thought the door was frozen on a Chevy truck....I pulled and pulled until I broke the door handle...That was a $75 mistake...The door was locked. :wallbanging:


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:40 AM

It's winter in Wisconsin
And the gentle breezes blow,
70 miles per hour at 52 below!
Oh, how I love this state
When the snow's up to your butt;
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose is frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
You may think I'm a fool.
I could never leave this place ,
Cause I'm frozen to the stool.

Hey I'm a poet and didn't know it.
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:08 AM

Don't spray anything with WD-40 as it freezes too. Found that out years ago.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:24 AM

I've had the front door lock freeze at my place as well. What happens in my case is that moisture from the house gets into the lock and freezes. It happens gradually when the weather is cold. I talked to out locksmith here at work and he uses Rust Check in the exterior locks around here to keep them from freezing up. It displaces water, lubricates and won't freeze or gum up the lock. It is messy on your keys though, so you need to exercise the lock after you spray it to get the excess out of the cylinder.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:36 AM

I had a lockset like that a few years ago. Couldn't keep it from freezing. I brought it in and took both pieces and laid it ove the heat registers all day. That dried it out and then I put some powdered graphite in it.  Haven't had a problem since then. ( knock on wood)    Thanks . Roger.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Use a graphite based lube. Best one I've used is called "Lock-Eze", in a small blue can. It goes on/in liquid and later dries to just the graphite. Now that you have had trouble, pull the lock handles all the way off door, dry them out, THEN use the lock-eze. Put some on the plunger too. It is messy on a key when wet, but should work some into the key slot also. Works good on throttle cables and lots of things also.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 08:11 AM

I had a full size Blazer back in 1976, worst vehicle I ever had for frozen doors. I took regular Vaseline & smeared a thin coat all around the rubber strips...took care of that.

 

Vaseline or even just some simple cooking oil will stop the gaskets from sticking.  


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:40 AM

You can do like in the movie Home Alone. Use the electric charcoal starter to keep the knobs warm. :wave:  :poke:


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Yes the graphite,, or a silicone spray..  They usually have alcohol in them so the silicone or graphite goes in with the spray the alcohol base evaps. and leaves the rest... You can get it at any auto parts store.  or hardware.     Also on your'e vehicle,,,when you wash it and cold is coming ...  put a piece of electrical tape over the key slot .. Keeps water out of the lock ..and tumblers.

 

 Nothing oil based...  Not for winter anyway     

 

Also that silicone spray works well on the door rubbers...Rubber is porous and helps water freeze to it and the metal on the door.

 

 

                                                                                                        Good luck  and stay warm

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 12:04 PM

You don't have heated doors?






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