Outdoor Padlock

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  1. cybball

    cybball PMA Member

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    I'm looking for a padlock for my farm gate that won't freeze. Something good and reliable. Would be nice if it had a code instead of a key so I can share it.

    I'm using one now (I think Master lock) that has a rubber thing that goes over the code. That thing already tore off after 2 months and the code tends to freeze up.

    Thanks!
     
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    How about a cable bike lock? That's what is being used on one of the farms I hunt. 4 digit code and I've never had it freeze up.
     
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    Python cable locks seem to be the best that I have found that don't freeze up as much as standard locks. We use a variety of different standard locks at work and all of them tend to freeze up in this cold weather if they're exposed. Keeping them well lubricated helps, but a small torch in the truck seems to be our solution for most of them.

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    We just tie a plastic grocery bag over the lock and keep some deicer in the truck if we need it.
     
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    I thought about using a zip lock on it.
     
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    I've used ones like above for many many years. Not had an issue. Always careful to leave it locked upright for best water shedding. Nlbag over top is good idea.
     
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