Not just -any- oil can ...
One with a little squirt-tip like the old 3-in-1. That ya can slip standard
size clear tubing over so as to get to the motor nipple way back in the
furnace or whatever.
And one that's practical to refill. And doesn't leak.
Anyone seen such?
It clearly has a lid so w/ an appropriate funnel, sure it could be
refilled as often as desired. It appears plastic so it will possibly
wear out, but how expensive can a new one be (even if you simply toss
the worthless initial contents)???
Take the old can you have and do the same...
The poster w/ the suggestion for syringes has the right
idea--particularly the intermediate-sized veterinary ones are great for
much other than their primary purpose including using them as the
refilling mechanism for other things.
When syringes were easy to get and you weren't a criminal for getting
one, I got one to refill the cartridges for my cartridge pen.
Eventually I bought 4 spare pens in case I lost them and they came
with 28 new cartridges. But after 1 1/2 bottles of ink, I lost
interest in cartridge pens. The ink didn't dry as quickly as roller
ball ink, and sometimes I blurred it with my hand. I still have the
pens, the ink, and the cartrides 35+ years later!
On Sat, 07 Feb 2009 12:33:18 -0600, Peetie Wheatstraw
Appliance repair stores and appliance parts stores have plastic
bottles of oil and rust-buster with a 6 inch tube inside that pulls
out for reeaching in someplace. You can put clear tubing over it too.
30 or 35 years ago When I had a car that needed starter fluid all
winter to start in the morning, I put a can of starter fluid in my
glove compartment, attached flexible tubing to the part of the stiff
plastic tube that those cans have, ran the tubing out the back of the
glove box, through a little hole in the firewall, under the air
cleaner to the carburetor. I stuck a half inch piece of the stiff
tubing into the flexible tubing and attached it there.
For the next couple winters, until I got rid of the ar, I just had to
open the glove box to spray starter fluid in my carburetor. Very
Hard to find. Most are crap especially in the US auto stores. I got a
couple good ones from Harbor freight tools. Some things ARE made better
in China. I got one from VIP and you have to pump it 50 times to get
some oil out of it every time because it looses it prime and it leaks
and a piece of shit.
On your next visit to your doctor or vet, ask for a plastic syringe -
the type with removable needle. These sometimes include a snap-on
cap over the output port. Paired with a piece of plastic tubing,
it is handy for delivery of oil, glue, etc. They are available
in various sizes.
Medicare probably won't cover the cost. MediCar might.
On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:40:50 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
It's just handy-around-the-house stuff. I dunno what-all
it'll get used for.
I gotta little can of True Value oil from years ago. If
I can get clear tubing on it, it'll cover most of the
bases. But it's not refillable.
Part of the reason I posted was to demonstrate that
such a simple, very useful thing is largely not-
to-be-found. The folks that control our household
lubricant market are not too concerned about making
such available to us?
On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:41:46 -0600, Peetie Wheatstraw
There are two appliance parts stores within 3 miles of me. They're
both doing well, selling switches, electric oven burners for stoves,
more stuff than home depot sells.
This may be more than average but there are at least 4 or 5 such
stores in Baltimore.
And one still sells the product I mentioned, and the other did and
maybe still does.
Some of the stuff that Sears used to sell for its own major appliances
the sign there now refers people to Tribles, which has two stores in
the Baltimore area. I can't remember all they have, and most of it
was behind the counter anyhow, but it's a lot.
A lot of the customers are repair men. They certainly don't make a
living on people like me. :)
http://www.tribles.com/ 15 locations in Maryland, one of your smaller
states, although we do have about 8 Congressmen. I offer this just
to show the kind of store, not to order from, but by golly they have
an online store, but now they say it's closed for maintenance. But if
you live in a city they probably have a store like this and maybe the
It's an all translucent plastic bottle, like a ketchup dispenser but
smaller, with a bigger nozzle and a tube in that that comes out when
pulled, and a red plastic cap on the tube. Oil or "rust buster".
The store 3 blocks from me I think is independent and probably doesn't
have a webpage, but I've bought a pump for a whirlpool washer, and the
broil/bake switch for a whirlpool stove, .
At tribles I bought thermostats for electric water heaters and
something else I forget.
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