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Old 09-01-2011, 01:16 AM   #5431
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True enough. In fact I was even going to see if I could find an old pair of runners that I could swipe one aglet from.
I sure am glad ya'll said shoe lace cause I didn't know what a aglet was there for a second. Would soldering the end of the wire work, or heat shrink?

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:53 AM   #5432
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I sure am glad ya'll said shoe lace cause I didn't know what a aglet was there for a second. Would soldering the end of the wire work, or heat shrink?
Either one might work Jim. I thought of trying to solder the end of the wire, but I don't know how well solder works with stainless, it might. Heat shrink might well do the trick as well...except I don't have any.

I'll try the foil this morning, and if that doesn't help, I'll get some heat shrink next trip to town.
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Would dipping it in melted wax work?
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howza about slightly opening the feed side with a counter sink
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howza about slightly opening the feed side with a counter sink
If anything Tim, it would need the entire hole made larger. If it ever warms up here, I will try the tinfoil first.

So much for the summer we never had.
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Would dipping it in melted wax work?
Don't know if it would be strong enough...although lubricating the tip could help.

It's just that with a 1/8" cable of 7 x 19 with a single strand core, there are 133 extremely fine wires with a larger core piece. And they are sharp little so and so's.
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you know better than to push your large wire into a small hole, silly wabbit
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you know better than to push your large wire into a small hole, silly wabbit
...it's not that big.
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OK, so I tried the aluminum foil...

First pic is the wire end when you only think it's good.

Second one is a fresh cut with the special wire cutters...and third is wrapped in foil.
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...and it works like a charm!

Now have the first 6 rows done, and no trouble at all with the foil...just zips right through.

It looks like I am going to have enough wire to finish the whole thing, but I need to get another coat or two of the urethane on the underside of the railing before I finish running the rest of the wire through.

It needs to warm up another few before I do that.
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Something I don't see very often...a great blue heron flew over and stopped at the very top of a fir tree. About 90 feet up in the air. He's here all the time...just not up the tree.
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Tonight's sunset, not that great.

Good news from the foamies, my stuff is in and I can pick it up tomorrow. Looks like I will be going to town.
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Tonight's sunset, not that great.

Good news from the foamies, my stuff is in and I can pick it up tomorrow. Looks like I will be going to town.
Keith, I am sure you get to see many beautiful sunsets but down this way they are kinda rare or either I am at the wrong place at the right time. That sunset is so comforting to me, it says crank up a camp fire and kick back with a good cup of mud.

I hope that earth quake above you don't cause and waves down your way while going over to get your foam. By the way are you going to suggest that they reimburse you for the trouble and gas for the unnecessary trip over? The wall eyed bean heads. (bettern cussin I guess)

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