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Old November 13th 12, 06:23 AM posted to alt.home.repair
Wes Groleau Wes Groleau is offline
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Default Keeping door latches from freezing

One trick someone suggested is:
Hold the key in a flame till it is quite hot, then stick it into the
frozen lock.

I used to own a car in a place where it got cold enough to try that.
I remember that it worked, but I can't remember whether it _always_ worked.

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Wes Groleau

"What progress we are making! In the Middle Ages, they would have
burnt me; nowadays they are content with burning my books.”
— Sigmund Freud, 1933
"He was never to know that even that was only an illusory progress,
that ten years later they would have burned his body as well.”
— Ernest Jones, 1953