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Old 11-30-2010, 02:01 PM   #2236
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I invented something. It's a patio door lock, but I made it out of something else.

I suppose that's not a true invention. It's not string, or a stick. It locks the lock in position so it cannot be moved. The apartment manager said I should patent it.

Inventions need to be original or unique and not made out of something else, like those in the bruce's link.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:08 PM   #2237
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Inventions need to be original or unique and not made out of something else, like those in the bruce's link.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:32 PM   #2238
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So a rock doesn't count ?
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:52 PM   #2239
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If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan
I like that!

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So a rock doesn't count ?
No, a rock is only good for throwing at someone's head.

This is an attachment. My cat liked to play with the latch and it would fall down out of locked position. I do have an alarm on it, but I like what I did better. Anyone could figure it out if they looked around for ordinary household items.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:31 PM   #2240
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jam a twig or toothpick in there - worked for me at college.
Actually we started with a rubber band from my roommates braces, but he needed them and we were going through them too fast
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:47 PM   #2241
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jam a twig or toothpick in there - worked for me at college.
Actually we started with a rubber band from my roommates braces, but he needed them and we were going through them too fast
He probably needed to go to class too.

This is a wire shower curtain hanger. The small u shape end fits on the underside of the lever and the wide semi-circle fits nice and snug on top of the handle. It's tight and the cats cannot pull it down.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #2242
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Thought you meant one of these.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:58 AM   #2243
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It is a sliding glass door.It works like this. The little locking lever is what the cat likes to play with.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #2244
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The shower curtain hangar is an excellent fix, good thinking.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #2245
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Thanks!

Now I'm greedy for another good idea.

hummm
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #2246
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but but but - you didn't like any of mine???? humph
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:55 PM   #2247
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Toothpicks won't get me into the extensive list of what, when, who and where, let alone keep the bad guys out.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #2248
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I cannot argue with you there.
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #2249
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:28 PM   #2250
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Time's list of the 25 most powerful women.

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