The other day, I was cleaning the glass domes on my kitchen ceiling fan (a job which is done only rarely around here, let me assure you!). When I took the domes down to wash them, I saw that the original rubber bands that go around the top of the domes had become very brittle.
So brittle, in fact, that they were completely useless. They fell apart at the slightest touch, and so they were no longer providing any cushion between the dome and its housing.
I rummaged through my kitchen junk drawer and came across some purple asparagus rubber bands that I’d saved (One can never have too many rubber bands, you know!) and lo and behold, they were a perfect fit.
One the dome is screwed into the fixture, the purple rubber band isn’t at all visible.
So, hang on to your asparagus rubber bands because they just might come in handy.
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