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isik
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Re: shredder efficacy


@Horseshoez wrote:

@isik wrote:

According to every movie ever made, they can also be used to open locked doors.


@NoMoreE46 wrote:

I use the plastic ones for spackling.


@isik wrote:

I keep my cards. They work well as squeegee tools.




In many cases they can; I live in a townhome complex built in 2021, so basically new everything, and yet there were a bunch of kids roaming around last summer and fall, and they used old credit cards to get into several of my neighbor's homes.  I tried to warn them to use the deadbolts (also installed on each of our exterior doors), but they didn't listen.


Yeah I guess it might work with unlocked doors.

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Horseshoez
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Re: shredder efficacy


@isik wrote:

@Horseshoez wrote:

@isik wrote:

According to every movie ever made, they can also be used to open locked doors.


@NoMoreE46 wrote:

I use the plastic ones for spackling.


@isik wrote:

I keep my cards. They work well as squeegee tools.




In many cases they can; I live in a townhome complex built in 2021, so basically new everything, and yet there were a bunch of kids roaming around last summer and fall, and they used old credit cards to get into several of my neighbor's homes.  I tried to warn them to use the deadbolts (also installed on each of our exterior doors), but they didn't listen.


Yeah I guess it might work with unlocked doors.


It works with doors where the handle is locked but the deadbolt is unlocked.

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Thomas_Thumb
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Re: shredder efficacy

Seriously, have you never experienced snow? Keep an old credit card to scrape icy snow off the front and driver/ passanger front side windows.

 

If you have too many old cards, burn the excess. If they are metal, that's your problem.

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isik
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Re: shredder efficacy


@Thomas_Thumb wrote:

Seriously, have you never experienced snow? Keep an old credit cards to scrape icy snow off the front and driver/ passanger front side windows.


Too small for that IMO. Maybe for mirrors if they aren't heated.

 

I miss snow... (in TX now)

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Horseshoez
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Re: shredder efficacy


@Thomas_Thumb wrote:

Seriously, have you never experienced snow? Keep an old credit card to scrape icy snow off the front and driver/ passanger front side windows.

 

If you have too many old cards, burn the excess. If they are metal, that's your problem.


Credit cards won't cut it up here in New Hamster; I have a special ice scraper with a brass blade (brass is softer than glass and will not scratch).

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  • Last Payment (posted): 07-Feb-2020
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IsFiveCardsEnough
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Re: shredder efficacy

The only time I've ever used a credit card to scrape icy windows was when I traveled to NH in 2018.  It was mid April but it decided to be cold, snowy and icy the WHOLE time I was there (I moved south FROM there to get away from that).  I had a rental car and couldn't find an ice scraper in the trunk, so I had to use a card.  I think I actually used a Best Buy rewards program card, not an actual credit card, but it was essentially the same sort of plastic card, but with no chip to get damaged.

 

Eventually, I discovered, in the back seat of that rental car, an ice scraper.

 

If you have an expired metal card, it would probably work better to remove ice than a plastic card.

 

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Thomas_Thumb
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Re: shredder efficacy


@Horseshoez wrote:

@Thomas_Thumb wrote:

Seriously, have you never experienced snow? Keep an old credit card to scrape icy snow off the front and driver/ passanger front side windows.

 


Credit cards won't cut it up here in New Hamster; I have a special ice scraper with a brass blade (brass is softer than glass and will not scratch).


Ha ha - New Hamster, I like that.

 

I did use an old card a couple times after an unexpected early winter snow. It did not hold up too well. It was actually a AAA card - I didn't have an expired credit card available.

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