They have small twist-ties for plastic bags, coils of fine wire, etc. Do
they make big twist-ties for larger stuff, like coiled hose, cables, larger
wire like extension cords, etc.? I'm aware of the plastic cable ties but
they are usually not reusable - once you pull the serrated plastic strip
through the toothed slot it won't come out and you have to cut the tie to
Worth searching for in Walmart or Tru-Value hardware?
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
I think you might want the stuff they use to tie up re-bar.
I had a roll for most of my life and used it pretty often.
Lost it a few years back.
I originally picked it up at the World Trade building site when
I saw it lying in the street.
Sorta' like the box of AT&T phone wire a tech left at the house
once't...it was quite handy to have (particularly in those days of only
hardwired lines). It was gone from its living space under the workbench
in the garage/shop one day I discovered shortly after a service tech had
been out to fix a problem. He apparently saw it an re-appropiated
Western Electric property... :(
Yeah, we call it "baling wahr"... :)
I've seen longer twist-ties on stuff have bought and have a whole length
of saved ones dating back to dad's penchant for saving anything that
might possibly ever be of some use (a remanant of his upbringing during
the Dirty 30s and Depression on a farm in SW KS undoubtedly). I'm
certain they must be available for purchase but I've never actually
looked for same as something would actually spend money for...
One _can_ reuse cable ties, particularly the larger ones but it's not
terribly convenient to have to pick at the innards to release the latch
spring...but, have done on occasion when was a large one or a new one
wasn't handy and needed to replace the existing after some machination
on whatever it was holding.
You can string them together for more length
I got mine at HomeDepot on closeout for about half that price.
Walmart also has cable ties with a release button.
Rather more expensive, but they do release.
And there ARE big "twist ties" made for air and water hoses and
extension cords. Lee Valley Gear Ties are an example.
They also have Quick Release Rubber Ties.. Then there are the Velcro
"wrap and strap" products as well.
LOTS opf very good options.
Costco used to sell this (no idea if they still do -- they have been
trying to move customers to purchase more expensive items, of late).
It was also considerably heavier (thicker embedded wire, wider "paper"
strip) than the stuff you find for trash bags, etc. I htink it
was closer to 500 feet, though (white).
What we've found most annoying is finding *smaller* twist ties... e.g.,
to close a small (10G) plastic trash bag. Normal ties are longer than
necessary. We've opted to take the longer-than-normal ties that
come in a "sheet" (i.e., you rip off one tie at a time) and cut them in
half -- yielding ~2 inch ties. These are the perfect length for the
little trash bags. Leaving some of them long allows for other uses
that might come along from time to time.
Yes. I use this:
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It can be found on Amazon and in gardening supply stores, nurseries,
hydroponics stores, etc. I bought mine to tie potted plants to bamboo
support sticks. Basically, a big ol' roll of twist-ties to cut to
length. Also, I'm never w/o a roll of "baling wire" in my vehicle's
toolbox. Most any hardware or auto-parts store carries a roll.
The above "coated" wire is essentially smaller gauge baling wire with a
green plastic coating.
Not exactly twist-ties but they make a variety of Velcro straps meant
for bundling cables. You stick the tongue through a slot, double it back
and stick it to itself. The larger ones tend to have a plastic buckle
like deal where the smaller, cheaper ones just have a slot cut in the
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Those are the smaller ones.
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