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Offline slabbyd

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Stiffener in Yates Aiders?
« on: May 02, 2011, 05:57:43 pm »
Rather than cut up one of my etriers to find out anyone know what Yates uses to stiffen their steps with?  I've heard electrical wire but it seems to spring back to it's original shape (relatively flat) quite nicely.  Making some new subaiders and hope to avoid the collapsing issue of my first set.  Thanks.

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Re: Stiffener in Yates Aiders?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 11:06:50 pm »
Industrial weed eater line...

That's from my buddy that works there...


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Re: Stiffener in Yates Aiders?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 02:59:14 pm »
Picked up a roll of 0.130" "commercial grade" weed wacker cord today for about $3.50.  Feels like it should do the trick.  Thanks for the tip. D

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Re: Stiffener in Yates Aiders?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 09:30:14 pm »
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Re: Stiffener in Yates Aiders?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 12:25:19 am »
yep, weed eater cord.  Great stuff.  We used it for chalk bag stiffeners, aiders, and to keep portaledge vents open, though for the latter, we found that a stiff foam worked a bit better.

Look in McMaster Carr--we also used some flat material that was made of the same type of plastic as weed eater (I forget the name of the plastic now--some derivative of nylon, I believe).
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