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  • harrygrower commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for WD-401 month ago
    Unusual Uses for WD-40

    Very useful information. I always thought that WD40 had water repellent properties that were useful on electric components, such as getting rid of water on spark plugs . (I have done this in the past and it worked - is it safe?). As for alternative uses - well this one is slight different. My mother-in-law thought she was using WD40 to stop the squeak in her washing machine door hinges. Whilst she solved the problem, it was only when the can was empty and she looked at what she had to replace that she realised she had been using ant repellent. Worked though!

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  • 8 Pool Noodle Life Hacks & Diy's

    Very interested to hear you comments on Pool Noodles, as I was involved in importing them into the UK from Canada in the late 90s. However, I have been using pipe insulation for similar projects for years and since it is the same material as a pool noodle, it works well. It has the advantage that it has a hole down the middle, and is pre-sliced down the side - at least here in the UK, so requires much less work. My prime use is for the edge of my desk - saves my arms as well as stops wearing holes in the sleeves. Other uses are as a bumper around any edges - tables , work surfaces door openings etc, as well as stopping fingers getting caught in doors. Easy to cut off a piece and place it at the top of the door so little ones can't remove it, but easy to take off if you need to shut the...

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    Very interested to hear you comments on Pool Noodles, as I was involved in importing them into the UK from Canada in the late 90s. However, I have been using pipe insulation for similar projects for years and since it is the same material as a pool noodle, it works well. It has the advantage that it has a hole down the middle, and is pre-sliced down the side - at least here in the UK, so requires much less work. My prime use is for the edge of my desk - saves my arms as well as stops wearing holes in the sleeves. Other uses are as a bumper around any edges - tables , work surfaces door openings etc, as well as stopping fingers getting caught in doors. Easy to cut off a piece and place it at the top of the door so little ones can't remove it, but easy to take off if you need to shut the door. Also useful on radiators if you need to stop hot areas being accidentally touched. Unfortunately if does not come in colours - at least not here in the UK, which would be very useful as an added indicator for patients looking for a room. I have seen it in yellow, being used around temporary scaffolding in public. Perhaps this will incentivize the makers of pipe insulation to go coloured

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