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Where in the heck do they go? Is it like the dryer eating socks???

I always save them, never throw one away with a can and place any stray ones in a designated spot on the shelf with the cans, yet there is none to be found anywhere for the dozen various cans in my garage when I need one.

Well time to be proactive and act! I just activated the nuclear option...

I ordered a 50 pack of replacements from Amazon for $12.99 shipped. We'll see how long they last!

I should divide them into smaller groups immediately upon receipt and disperse them for fear of losing all fifty before I even need one!



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Where in the heck do they go? Is it like the dryer eating socks???

I always save them, never throw one away with a can and place any stray ones in a designated spot on the shelf with the cans, yet there is none to be found anywhere for the dozen various cans in my garage when I need one.

Well time to be proactive and act! I just activated the nuclear option...

I ordered a 50 pack of replacements from Amazon for $12.99 shipped. We'll see how long they last!

I should divide them into smaller groups immediately upon receipt and disperse them for fear of losing all fifty before I even need one!


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Telford takes the magnetic advertising that you are supposed to put on your refrigerator
and snips a tiny piece off of it,

then he glues that to the straw,
then he just sticks the straw to the side of the can or tool box.

he has two dozen of them stuck all over the place





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I ordered a 50 pack of replacements from Amazon for $12.99 shipped. We'll see how long they last!


What...what??? They sell a replacement pack that contain DIFFERT SIZES??? I find that different cans - different straws.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYEij52cj0

Telford takes the magnetic advertising that you are supposed to put on your refrigerator
and snips a tiny piece off of it,

then he glues that to the straw,
then he just sticks the straw to the side of the can or tool box.

he has two dozen of them stuck all over the place


This idea is GOLDEN!!!
 
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Originally posted by bendable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYEij52cj0

Telford takes the magnetic advertising that you are supposed to put on your refrigerator
and snips a tiny piece off of it,

then he glues that to the straw,
then he just sticks the straw to the side of the can or tool box.

he has two dozen of them stuck all over the place


This idea is GOLDEN!!!


Second that. Looking for the magnetic ads already!


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Instead of gluing a magnet to the straw, why not just superglue the straw in place on the nozzle?
 
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I've made straw holsters and taped them to the sides of the cans.




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I've made straw holsters and taped them to the sides of the cans.


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Ruber bands around the can hold the straw to it.

Problem I have in my shop is there are at least 3 different diameter straws.... I have a number of spares sitting in an empty 1.5" shell case.
 
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I've made straw holsters and taped them to the sides of the cans.


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LOL, genius idea. Big Grin




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Just put them in the groove on top of can, fit perfect, always there.
 
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How bout a piece of tape?
 
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I should divide them into smaller groups immediately upon receipt and disperse them for fear of losing all fifty before I even need one!

I see you're retired. If you are like me, good luck remembering where you stashed the various extras when you need them. Smile
 
 
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Originally posted by bendable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYEij52cj0

Telford takes the magnetic advertising that you are supposed to put on your refrigerator
and snips a tiny piece off of it,

then he glues that to the straw,
then he just sticks the straw to the side of the can or tool box.

he has two dozen of them stuck all over the place


Very smart. I try the tape thing (either blue or scotch tape) but it doesn't last as it slips off.



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Instead of gluing a magnet to the straw, why not just superglue the straw in place on the nozzle?

That's what I do. Each time I start a new can, I roll the end of the red tube in a little blob of glue, then insert it in the nozzle. Holding the red tube in place, I hit the trigger to clear any glue that may be in the tube, then set it aside. I started doing this after almost losing the tube, when it dislodged, as I was spraying fogger into a jet ski cylinder. That was scary.
 
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Just put them in the groove on top of can, fit perfect, always there.

At first I was like, what groove, then it dawned on me...

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They all end up in the Pacific ocean.Drinking straws were the first step.They will be coming for your spray can straw next.


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I have some of those “Hold It” straw holders. They are a rubber ring that fits the can, with a pigtail that has a hole molded in it that will hold a variety of straw diameters. The pigtail is about 3” long so it can hang out of the way when not needed.
 
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Thread of the week! Big Grin


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