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Grease vs. oil

White lithium grease
After two years of heavy use in all weather, one of our sprinklers started sticking.

The sprinkler didn't have any obvious method of disassembly, so Anna tried to use a zoom spout oiler to lubricate the trouble zone.

Unfortunately, oil quickly washes off when faced with high pressure water.  The sprinkler kept sticking.

Liquid Wrench White Lithium Grease came to the rescue.  Unlike more conventional greases, Liquid Wrench comes in a spray can for easy access to hard to reach places.

I let the grease dry on the sprinkler for an hour, then turned her on.  No more sticking.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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