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5 DIY Household Repairs

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Fix a Broken Key

A little super glue can save you a pricey visit from the locksmith.
A little super glue can save you a pricey visit from the locksmith.
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If you turned your front door key and instead of it unlocking the deadbolt, the key split in two, don't panic. You can avoid an expensive call from the locksmith with a handy tube of super glue.

Just dot a drop of glue onto the tip of the broken key and insert it into the lock for 10 seconds. Afterward, make sure the bond to the other half of the key is solid and if it is, pull it out. Always make sure to keep a spare with a neighbor, close relative or in your car so you won't find yourself caught out in the cold.

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