Rope ends

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Rope ends

Post by FKPhil » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:36 pm

A minor point but…

I struggle when sealing rope ends on the gas ring. If I do it enough to avoid fraying often there’s a knob which makes threading difficult on some of my extension holes.
Tried various methods to roll out the knob etc.
Anyone found a fool proof way?... short of buying one of them heated blades they have in the shops.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by PhilN » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:21 pm

Superglue? Not tried it as I've always managed to not get a blob when sealing it on a gas hob, but someone said using superglue worked.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by Jeroensurf » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:09 am

Superglue work perfect!

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Re: Rope ends

Post by ronnie » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:58 pm

Cut a taper on it, then melt it.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by K-215 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:36 pm

Anything other than Formuline is easy.
So I changed to that......I use a Bic biro tube..thread through...set fire....pull back through the narrow end...

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Re: Rope ends

Post by FKPhil » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Yes it’s formuline I use.

Thanks all. Some good option there. Will give them a try.

Having “knob” and “superglue” in the same thread takes me back decades to that student prank we pulled on our drunken housemate.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by Smidge » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 pm

I had to buy a basic soldering iron a while ago to repair something. It now works brilliantly for rope ends - has a blade type end that is perfect for it. Cost maybe £10 from ebay, new.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by Arf » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:47 am

I bind the tip with cotton, then superglue it. Lasts forever. Well, as long as the formuline lasts for anyway.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by BTB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:18 am

Some good tips here - i have tended to just burn it and then try and shape the blob whith whatever is to hand. Some far better ideas here.

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Re: Rope ends

Post by Jeroensurf » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:07 am

BTB wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:18 am
Some good tips here - i have tended to just burn it and then try and shape the blob whith whatever is to hand. Some far better ideas here.
Yeah its way more fun to get stuck with a 2m rope glueed with 1sec glue between your fingerstips. (be carefull out there, its a sticky world :lol: ).

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