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Why are your cable ties brittle? They are dried out. I kid you not. Because nylon is hydroscopic, manufacturers typically add 2.5% (by weight) water to the packaging to humidify newly made cable ties. If you have an open package in the great white north during winter heating season, your ties are going to dry out and become brittle. But adding water also decreases the tensile strength of nylon. So you don't want to soak 'em in a bucket. Solution: Sprinkle a little water* on your cable ties, then seal them in a closed Ziplock bag for a day. They will be much less brittle. And always store your cable ties in a sealed bag. Thatís interesting, I had learned to keep my weed eater string hydrated and have been trying to hydrate my bigassed ty wraps but so far Iíve not had much success although I do have some out in the shop being treated now. *Luckily for you: "Bernie's Special Zip Tie Humidifier Water " (100% H2O!) is now available for only $12.99 a glass, limited time only. Come to my house (meet me at the kitchen faucet) for pickup.But seriously, humidify your cable ties.
I'm not sure what type of chains/tires you're struggling with,but from experience fighting with tire chains on a big old 80 HP Landini tractor,I know your pain.What almost completely solved my chain issues on that tractor, was biting the bullet and buying a bunch of cheap rubber bungee cords of varying lengths and fastening them on the outside chain links, ie from side to side,top to bottom like spokes on a wheel,but anchored at varying spots to even out the tension all around your chains.I "think" the key to success was to have them fastened with something that had a bit of give,but still held securely as the tires/chains flexed and moved.Iíve got chains on both my tractors, they wonít move much without them. Bungee cords keep them snug alright. I once worked in a large truck shop in Bellingham,Wa. In the fall we would start building, repairing and fitting all the tractors and trailers with chain sets. Then we made or repaired hangers for the chain sets. It was imperative that we fit the chains because if they didnít fit when the driver went to put them on in the chain up area before crossing the passes, that driver would be apt to get a big piece of my hide. You canít use bungee cords on an over the road tractors so I got a lot of practice making chain sets that fit well. Itís a lot of welding on a chain set that the links on the cross pieces are worn flat so I repaired them for my big tractor, actually a small Mitsubishi built for and badged as a 354 International. Itís got a snow blower mounted. My loader tractor, a small sears with an onan is chained up but itís dead with one cylinder having no compression. Itís buried in the big shed until spring, I ran out of room in the shop because I have a V65C in there for some work and with all the snow, things will stay where they are . But I digress, I was doing well with the wheelchair chains until I discovered all the zip ties in the free world have been compromised.As you're discovering, trying to fasten them securely with no allowance for movement, is an exercise in frustration,btdt
Have you tried the stainless steel ones?https://www.cabletiesandmore.com/stainless-steel-cable-ties?pid=58&gclid=CjwKCAiAhqCdBhB0EiwAH8M_GiG85zSmLXi5aDs0dWfOqTFzBrDpE3eXIQdwQEiNUhF4ulS5QRYahxoC_Q0QAvD_BwE
Panduit is the brand we used in the telephony industry. The heavier ones you could probably tow a car with.
I've always used aviation industry ty raps. Can't remember one ever letting go.
Yep, Iíve not experienced such a high failure rate. I sure miss that aviation scrounge, oops,I mean work order residueÖ
Do you ship that water? I was thinking if it was dehydrated water it would be easier and cheaper to ship as long as it isnít that exotic heavy water all the kids want these daysÖ.
John,Surprised you didn't use binder twine, Guzzi content. Tex
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