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Keeping That Little Red Straw With The Spray Can

I just had one of those eureka moments (no, I didn't cut the cheese) I was tinkering out in the shop and finishing the final items on my spring snowblower maintenance routine. I have a lot of different aerosols with the little red straw, but once you take it off of the can the first time, good luck keeping it with the can after that. I happened to notice a roll of Velcro plant ties that my wife uses when she stakes up tomato plants and the like. A light came on in my head . I cut off 6 inches or so, wrapped it tight around the can and it holds the straw better that anything else I've tried. Tape gets gooey, rubber bands get soft and kind of melt and twist ties aren't real good either. This works great.
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I couldn't get it to post two pictures at once, so here's what it looks like in use.
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Or just use a common rubber band. I like the thick ones that come on the broccoli from the grocery store.

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Both good ideas. That velcro seems to be the ticket.
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Or just use a common rubber band. I like the thick ones that come on the broccoli from the grocery store.
Thanks K4, but if that means I have to start eating broccolies, I'll stick with my Velcro


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I have had excellent results using old bicycle inner tubes cut into 3/8" wide strips. I tie the ends together so the band is about half the size of the object I'm wrapping around. I made a large band to hold the plastic bag in the kitchen garbage can, and over two years later, it is still as stretchy as when it was new.

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I've noticed that some of the newer aerosols have a new style spray tip where you never remove the red hose, it flips down if you want to use it on regular spay, then back up and into place for jobs the require the hose.

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I couldn't get it to post two pictures at once, so here's what it looks like in use.
IT would appear that you have a slight disregard for house keeping there BROTHER LARRY.

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IT would appear that you have a slight disregard for house keeping there BROTHER LARRY.
I was afraid somebody would notice that.


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But he probably knows right were everything is, and if you moved it, he couldn't find it.

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