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Door latch lubricant

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by rdrcr56, Jun 28, 2008.

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  1. rdrcr56

    rdrcr56 New Member

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    What is the better lubricant for the door latch and hinges, copper or aluminum based anti-seize? I tried graphite but there is no corrosion protection, I have both so I'm just fishing for recommendation's.

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I only ever use graphite powder on my stoves. Don't have any problem with corrosion. Rick
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    My guess is 600 degrees is gonna ward off any moisture problem you encounter :lol:
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    rdrcr56 New Member

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    A thousand comedians out of a job and whoda thunk one of em was a wood burner :lol:
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, there are more than one. Rick
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    Really I have heard using #2 pencil or powdered graphite. Not sure anything else should be used cause of possible fumes.
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    Jerry_NJ Minister of Fire

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    Hum, concern never crossed my mind, guess I'm not thinking up to "par". I've never lubricated hinges on stoves/inserts... best I can tell they worked the same, maybe I'm missing something (again).
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    The loading door on our Liberty is a pretty dang heavy thing, hanging from two hinges, which are not exactly precision machined, bushed and fit (this ain't the space shuttle). Over time, the hinges/hinge pins dry out and the door can sort of "stutter" just a little bit when opening/closing. A squirt of graphite powder a couple times a year keeps them working smoothly. Same thing with the door latch...it gets a little sticky after a while. Again, a little squirt of graphite powder and it's smooth. Rick
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