On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:28:20 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Or wire ties from the grocery store.
I borrowed a suitcase last month, because the wheels and handle of mine
stuck out and made it too big to carry onl, accordign to their rules. .
It looked** brand new but the zipper tab came off the first time I
pulled, and I barely pulled. It was a nylon zipper, very clean, and
very easy to move in either direction. The tab came off several times.
Close examination showed that, rather than the tab having an opening in
its end, the slider had an opening. **Later I noticed the address card
in the little window, and it had first been marked with the address they
havent' lived at for 5 years. So it wasn't brand new.
The slider seemed like cast aluminum to me. Not a good idea to squeeze
the opening shut.
Is cast aluminum the right material to use here? Or cast anything?
So I used a grocery vegetable department wire tie. Removed the paper,
and was able to go twice around, tying the tab loosely to the ring at
the other end from the opening (the ring meant to match t he ring on the
other slider going the other direction and hold a tiny padlock.
The owner used the suitcase last week and so far it works fine.
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