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Old 02-05-2018, 08:04 PM
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I cant throw them out because I know damn well Ill find a lock I dont have a key to tomorrow!

I think theres some boat trailer lock keys in there. They get crappy after awhile and get thrown out but the spare key remains. Lots of Master Lock keys and ironically, I have two Master Locks that I dont have a key for

Its an OCD nighmare. I dont like having keys that dont fit anything and I cant throw away a key I might need !!!!
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This one really bugs me. I have a pair of these. They look like new. Weird design and has Master and a key code on it. Google image search I get nothing.
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I wear a 10 pound high school janitor style key ring on my belt loop. Same dilemma, I know as soon as I discard any I’ll have to open that panel,control box,generator,gang-box,customer home,etc,etc,etc....

Second pic looks like a cable lock or bike lock

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Like 40 if them. And yet I have a lock for which I cannot find a matching key! WTF?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
This one really bugs me. I have a pair of these. They look like new. Weird design and has Master and a key code on it. Google image search I get nothing.
Holy Crap! That's a B80021!! There's only 2 of them in the world!

Yes, I suffer from the same affliction. Can't throw the damned things away....and can't seem to find the right hole to put them in.
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I cant throw them out because I know damn well Ill find a lock I dont have a key to tomorrow!

I think theres some boat trailer lock keys in there. They get crappy after awhile and get thrown out but the spare key remains. Lots of Master Lock keys and ironically, I have two Master Locks that I dont have a key for

Its an OCD nighmare. I dont like having keys that dont fit anything and I cant throw away a key I might need !!!!
My wife and I were just talking about this. We have so many keys that we don't know what they go to and it bugs me too. We probably have 50+ keys and I have tried them in just about every lock I can find. The only thing I found was a key to our sliding glass door. I hate to throw them away too so I just keep putting them back in the box. I don't even know how it happened that we ended up with so many mystery keys? ;?
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I wish my pile were that small.
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Got a box full of 'em and a key ring to match. They can hear me coming a block away. Jingle, jingle.
When in doubt of what to do with a spare, put a treble hook on it and make a lure out of it. Good time of year to try them on Mackerel.
Someone once said, the more keys you have, the more resposibilities you have.
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I have at least 50, and probably 10 pad locks that I don't have keys for.
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Working on my second pickle jar. Just can't throw them away?????
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Hanging them in your belt is a real chick magnet... Just make sure you hike up your pants a lot too.
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I have a large chic fila drinking cup full of them on my desk
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Plano tackle box full. I try to keep organized which is difficult if you don't know where they go. I just contributed to this box yesterday.
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And here I am - getting mad because the 3 keys I have on my keychain poked me in the thigh yesterday as soon put them in my pocket
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
I wish my pile were that small.
Me too. After 50 years, try gallon bucket full.
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The most valuable ones for me are master lock keys.
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They just invented this product called tags. You can get special approval to attach them to keys.
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I can't remember the last time I carried keys.
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I bought one of these to keep in my truck, and my key anxiety fell away like magic.

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I live in an area where we don't have to lock up everything.LOL

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