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Old 10-11-2015, 10:50 AM   #5231
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Seriously? You guys act like the deterioration will happen overnight. I'm pretty sure his intentions are not meant to be a permanent hold. The UV rays are not going to affect it for months, if it does at all.

Besides, maybe Ependydad is a risk taking thrill seeker and loves living on the edge. I'm not trying to take that away from him!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:58 AM   #5232
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To Shorten the above ,the Mil grade are (Weaker and Cost 300% more) so the real answer is Use proper fasteners NOT temp wire ties! Youroo!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:59 AM   #5233
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Seriously? You guys act like the deterioration will happen overnight. I'm pretty sure his intentions are not meant to be a permanent hold. The UV rays are not going to affect it for months, if it does at all.

Besides, maybe Ependydad is a risk taking thrill seeker and loves living on the edge. I'm not trying to take that away from him!
Some folk's "temporary" fixes become permanent until something happens.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:02 AM   #5234
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Some folk's "temporary" fixes become permanent until something happens.
You looking at me?

Often quoted "Herkism"

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary fix....
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:09 AM   #5235
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Who knew that zip ties had such variety and breadth, and that they had military counterparts and ones with different additives etc.
Since they seem to get everyone so excited maybe I should write a book/story about them, where the climax of the story will be when one weak and faded ziptie gives up the good fight, perishes under pressure, and leaves all his comrades to take the strain.
I'm sure I can count on y'all to buy a copy, right?
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:13 AM   #5236
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Who knew that zip ties had such variety and breadth, and that they had military counterparts and ones with different additives etc.
Since they seem to get everyone so excited maybe I should write a book/story about them, where the climax of the story will be when one weak and faded ziptie gives up the good fight, perishes under pressure, and leaves all his comrades to take the strain.
I'm sure I can count on y'all to buy a copy, right?
You don't think we pay 500 bucks for a toilet seat for nothing; right?
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:17 AM   #5237
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Seriously? You guys act like the deterioration will happen overnight. I'm pretty sure his intentions are not meant to be a permanent hold. The UV rays are not going to affect it for months, if it does at all.

Besides, maybe Ependydad is a risk taking thrill seeker and loves living on the edge. I'm not trying to take that away from him!
Every year I have to "temporarily fix" the down spout in the back yard.
I zip tie it to the power feed from the roof. Every spring the spout is down and there are broken Zip ties on the ground.

Maybe this spring I will climb up there and put new screws in; or maybe I will just Zip tie it again and get another year out if them.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:25 AM   #5238
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Who knew that zip ties had such variety and breadth, and that they had military counterparts and ones with different additives etc.
Since they seem to get everyone so excited maybe I should write a book/story about them, where the climax of the story will be when one weak and faded ziptie gives up the good fight, perishes under pressure, and leaves all his comrades to take the strain.
I'm sure I can count on y'all to buy a copy, right?
Actually, was hoping you would write a book on this thread that brings so much needed information to the forum:

"Only drink real beers (English ales, porters, stouts, and some darker ambers etc), so very few have twisty tops, BUT I have a bottle opener on my keyring, which is in my pocket pretty much every waking moment, so I'm good".

Nice mod for folks who don't have a bottle opener handy 24/7 tho
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:30 AM   #5239
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You looking at me?

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There is nothing so permanent as a temporary fix....
Not in the least Lou, never seen you make a temporary fix that wasn't permanent.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:45 AM   #5240
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OC is right as usual. Zip Ties are not UV resistant. They get brittle with age.



On the bright side it may fall off at home in your driveway; then again ...

The package did specifically state that they are UV resistant (not sure about all of the other stuff). And it'll definitely fall off when I'm home as the camper is home these days.
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