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On a dry ski slope yes
Nothing like a spot of lube when it's too dry

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Old 01.03.2017, 16:15
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I understand that for uses of this type, the continental type of light bulbs such as the E44 are safer then the British type with those bayonet prongs.
Applies equally well to all types: screw, festoon, bayonet, striplights and push-fit.
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Old 01.03.2017, 16:38
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Am personally considering putting everything on Cloud within the next months.
My bank (UBS), also seems to be pushing me in that direction
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Why? It's no safer there than having paper copies tucked away. And if the cloud does fall over you've lost everything unless you've a) either backed it up somehow or b) printed off those paper copies as backups.
Why? Because I can't wait ZüriRollt to report, how exactly she stored <<keys and other small valuables>> in a cloud.

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Or have the right sources to hear about it right when it happens

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Just one of those things I guess, like a quick smear of Vaseline on the threads/connectors of a lightbulb before you install it.
Interesting. Why would I wanna do that? (serious question).
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Old 01.03.2017, 16:42
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Interesting. Why would I wanna do that? (serious question).
It hinders corrosion, which means that the connection between the bulb and socket is less likely to develop a "hot joint", and that the bulb is easier to remove without damaging the socket when it needs replacing.
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Just one of those things I guess, like a quick smear of Vaseline on the threads/connectors of a lightbulb before you install it.
Interesting, it was my understanding that the bigger problem with lightbulbs is that they get a problem with the pressure when you turn them on too often.
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Old 01.03.2017, 16:58
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Interesting, it was my understanding that the bigger problem with lightbulbs is that they get a problem with the pressure when you turn them on too often.
It helps to turn them on and off in roughly equal amounts.
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Interesting, it was my understanding that the bigger problem with lightbulbs is that they get a problem with the pressure when you turn them on too often.
50/60Hz isn't fast enough by your standards?
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Old 01.03.2017, 17:11
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50/60Hz isn't fast enough by your standards?
Well, that explains why they get lit.
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If it moves and it shouldn´t: duct tape
If it doesn´t move and it should: WD40
Marine Engineers' motto: if it moves, grease it; if it doesn't move hit it with a 14lb lump hammer until it does move, then grease it.

Deck side motto: if it doesn't move, paint it; if it does move, leave it long enough until it doesn't move any more, then paint it.
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If it moves and it shouldn´t: duct tape
If it doesn´t move and it should: WD40
You forgot: For everything else use a hammer.
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Marine Engineers' motto: if it moves, grease it; if it doesn't move hit it with a 14lb lump hammer until it does move, then grease it.

Deck side motto: if it doesn't move, paint it; if it does move, leave it long enough until it doesn't move any more, then paint it.
Damn, did not see your post.
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Marine Engineers' motto: if it moves, grease it; if it doesn't move hit it with a 14lb lump hammer until it does move, then grease it.
Unless it's a shaft in a bushing. That's how I nicely mushroomed a stainless steel rudder post two years ago. And it was just a five-pounder. Took me five hours to get the post out of the bronze tube without ruining both.

By the way, WD-40 is notorious for turning resinous after some time. It's good for loosening stuff that's stuck, but there sure are far better long-term lubricants.

Oh, and as for the OP: Why is that "typical of switzerland most likely..."?
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Unless it's a shaft in a bushing. That's how I nicely mushroomed a stainless steel rudder post two years ago. And it was just a five-pounder. Took me five hours to get the post out of the bronze tube without ruining both.
Ah, the "Hammer it, file it, paint it" rule!
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