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Thread: AHHHH!! I lost another one! Those darn aerosol straws.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Tacoma, WA

    AHHHH!! I lost another one! Those darn aerosol straws.

    Does anyone know where you can buy those little red straws for the aerosol cans? I can't seem to keep them with the can and once they get loose, they must head for the boarder or something.

    Even if you don't know where to get them, what do you do to keep the straw with the can? If I leave it in the nozzle they inevitably get bumped and fall out. If I tape them to the can, well, the tape gets oily and lets the straw fall out. Maybe it's just me, but there's got to be a better way!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    put a rubber band on the can and keep the straw under it.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    I've got a little jar where I keep the straws after I throw away an empty can. Now lets see, where did I put that jar last time I used it...

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    Chris Hatfield is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Do those coffee stirrers work?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    AHHHH!! I lost another one! Those darn aerosol straws.

    Brian, do some checking, maybe try Lee Valley, there is a product that hold the little tubes to the can, on or off the nozzel. I got a couple, but I forget where they came from. Lee Valley may have them listed either in woodworking tools or gardening stuff.

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I got a couple of those rubber keeper thingys but results are less than desirable. They break and come off and also get lost. Keep yer old straws.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    ya go to the 99 cent store, and buy a pack of plastic clothes pins.
    then ya put a few finishing nails somewhere, and clip all these little things that you lose all the time that have no place to store, clip them into a clothespin and hang them up, theyll always be around.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Kemah, Tx. - Houston Suburb
    Epoxy the straw to the side of the can. Won't lose it that way.
    Or....maybe, I'm just 'losing it'.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    I try to buy only these kind of cans these days, as I have lost too many of the "red straws"

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  10. #10
    +1 on the rubber bands

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