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General Tips 2


Winterize your grill:

If your not a winter griller, now is the time to pack away your gas BBQ. Shut off the gas at the tank and unfasten the burner and slip the gas tubes off the gas line and lift out the unit as a whole, coat the burners and other metal parts with cooking oil to repel moisture that can build up over the winter and to prevent rust. Then wrap the burner unit in a plastic bag to keep spiders and insects fro nesting in the gas tubes, surprisingly this is a common problem that can make for uneven flames or even a one-alarm fire the next time you light your grill.
Quick fix for a wobbly table leg (or do you have a loose nut )
Got a table leg, a swing set or just about any other item with chronically loose nuts and bolts. Here's a quick fix to keep metal treads tight once and for all (not for plastics) using Blue 242 Loctite Threadblocker. The Blue creates a strong hold but can be broken free to unscrew the fastener when necessary. For larger fasteners and permanent connections use the #271 Red Loctite
Time to check your carbon monoxide detector?
Did you know that carbon monoxide detectors only have a five to seven year life. If it's time to get a new one pick a detector with a "fuel-cell electro-chemical" sensor. This type is more sensitive to CO and less prone to false alarms. Locate them in hallways near bedrooms but at least 15 feet away from fuel burning appliances.
Stop ropes from unravelling

Quickly and permanently repair fraying rope ends by covering them with the heat-shrink tubing used to seal splices in electrical wiring, use a heat gun or hair dryer until it shrinks tightly around the rope.