- For a more energy efficient home: what else can I wax?
After an estimated seven and a half years struggling, expending innumerable Watts on slightly sticky drawers in a big chest and a double of bedside tables, I finally spent 15 minutes taking all the drawers out and rubbing a candle on the sliding surfaces.
A stunning revelation. I felt so clever then so stupid for not doing it sooner.
Then I rubbed candles up and down the pain-in-the-arse wooden curtain poles. Maybe if I’d done that sooner, we wouldn’t have lost so many curtain rings to fatigue and we wouldn’t have so many attravtive zip-tie replacements.
I’m drunk on success, and red wine. What else can I wax?Posted 2 months agoglobaltiMember
Good quality car wax on everything; it makes things feel smooth and shiny especially kitchen worktops. Failing that, Mr Sheen or Pledge. Waxed windows are muchy easier to clean as the cloth glides without sticking. I’m a bit of a wax fanatic.
PVCu windows do need maintenance, I oil everything with 3 in 1 oil especially the receivers to stop them going grey and manky.Posted 2 months agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
All your floors – swap walking for sliding.
All you had to do is keep house and have dinner ready on the table and now you’ve killed her husband and your grandson is going to grow up in a delinquent single parent household then go to prison or die of a heroin overdose and its all your fault you silly woman.Posted 2 months agoglobaltiMember
I wonder what happens if you spray an old Goretex jacket with Mr Sheen or Pledge? Seriously. I have a Sprayway jacket that I bought in about 1994, it’s kept me dry for years, got patches on it from falls, and I soaked it in Thompson’s water seal which didn’t kill it but made it even better. Maybe an aerosol wax would help the repellency?Posted 2 months agospooky_b329Subscriber
We use compressed air at work to blow optic fibres down tubing to get customers connected. (or did, we don’t really install tubing anymore but will still use spare capacity) With a bit of luck and experience you can get about 1200 metres in one go.
My older colleagues used to spray anti-static furniture wax into the tubes to reduce friction and get the fibre to go in easier…unfortunately they later realised it rots out the rubber seals in the plumbing style pushfit tubing connectors. That results in lots of leaking connections and a fibre that keeps getting stuck, and having to open loads of joints to replace the connectors!Posted 2 months ago
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