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[dad thred] old skool house

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-09-20 03:33 [#02606158]
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some people, when they move, they don't notice that the
door squeaks. or, they notice, but think, "oh, the door
squeaks" and forget about it. i am neither such people

one thing most people don't understand about WD-40 is that
it's not really a lubricant, it's a cleaner. the squeak in
doors is from grunge in the hinges, and WD-40 dissolves it.
you hold a paper towel underneath the hinge, gently spritz
top to bottom, let it drain a bit, wipe all you can up, then
work the door back and forth for approximately 2^4. then the
other hinge, and then the third, if present. then around to
the other side of the door for the other side of the

when doors don't close correctly, there are a million old
dad tricks. the upstairs bathroom door does not latch
properly. i loosen the screws holding the door on, and then
sort of lean on it in the right direction as a re-tigten
everything, leaving some looser to encourage it in the right
direction. no good. a brief tangent as i WD-40 out the
doorknob; it's also really squeaky.

but, now, the door latching. i notice, after all i've done,
it finally _can_ latch -- if i muscle it upwards once it's
closed, it finally latches. so, i begin fussing with the
plate, trying to loosen and then re-tighten it to be
slightly lower. but, it is actually so precisely cut, that
tightening it entirely leads to the same old problem. so, i
wound up leaving it a bit loose, and now it latches
perfectly. long-term, the answer is probably to dremel out
the bottom edge a little so i don't have to leave it loose,
but i will have to discuss it with the landlord

please discuss your best dad house tricks


offline mermaidman on 2020-09-20 10:28 [#02606159]
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didn't read it


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-09-20 18:56 [#02606175]
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glad to see the youth fighting for the cause


offline mermaidman on 2020-09-20 20:56 [#02606179]
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what cause?


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-09-20 22:37 [#02606180]
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a bat can squeeze in a hole the size of a dime, so if your
window AC unit does not quite seal, be sure to seal it up
with tape

here is the result of me not knowing this 14 years ago ~


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-09-21 04:27 [#02606181]
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