I have a small electric weed whacker, which works quite well for it's
size. However, the string on the spool tends to adhere to itself.
Why does that happen?
I should mention that I am whacking some dense weeds. But the string
does not feed out on it's own. I have to do it manually every few
minutes. But its always stuck to itself. (Maybe I just need some new
On 6/26/2015 1:49 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I used to get that all the time when I used cheap round string, or the
more expensive string made like an "X" in cross section. When I hit a
fence post or got too close to fence wire, etc. the string would be
pulled with extreme force and speed and the edges in contact with each
other would melt together.
My current string does not do that. I don't know the brand, but it is
grey in color, round in form, and looks like it has metal in it. I use
it in a gasoline powered weed whacker.
Look for it in a farm store.
On 06/26/2015 03:49 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I fuond that such things are fairly useless.
Though my yard is mostly natural, I do have to remove the noxious weeds
and even when I used a weed whacker or scythe, since the roots were
still there, the weeds grew back.
Then I discovered that (wearing gloves) if I pull the weeds out roots
and all after a good rainstorm, most of them are damn easy to
remove...and since I get the roots, they don't come back.
After a few years my yard has been pretty much the way I like it and
don't have much weeding to do.
I did have to go to court , but the city does allow me to have a natural
yard...plenty of milkweed out there for the Monarchs etc.
On 6/26/2015 4:49 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
String is most likely nylon and in use could exceed glass transition of
about 115 deg. F. deforming it. Was a problem with old nylon tire cord
tires where tire would warm up and when parked a flat spot would form
and tire would thump next time used until Tg was exceeded.
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