I have a Masterlock padlock on my storage shed. Discovered much to my
dismay the keyhole was frozen over. Not the nicest situation when the
snow thrower is sitting behind that locked door!
Any real world recommendations for outdoor padlocks less likely to
become frozen? Or hints on weatherproofing the current one?
In Emergency: wrap the lock with toilet paper and set a fire (use
caution of course).
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
Fabricate a cover for the lock...plastic bag will work...could build a
more elaborate cover out of wood metal etc....depends on your free
We got one at work that freezes on our gate...I am usually the earliest
to work and I have a propane torch I keep just for that purpose...to
heat it up.
Ive tried the plastic bag thing at work but people who leave later than
I do wont put it on.....bastards.....so I torch that lock when its
frozen....Ive also been known to take a large ball pein hammer to it
also.....I just lay the lock on my bosses desk and tell him to get
another....of course we dont use master locks....at least I dont think
its a master lock as it is brass and a 4 number combination...
I cover my locks with aluminum foil to help prevent the freezing. Create a
little tent over the lock. At my side gate I create a roof kind of thing
over the latch to shield the lock.
Would a hair dryer help unfreeze? If you're close to an outlet.
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