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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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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