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Old 05-23-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Post Level replacement rubber bands


I have a Johnson Level model #175 Post Level, the plastic angle style that wraps around the post using a long rubber band. The rubber band snapped and no one offers replacements for these.



I found a source for what I believe is the appropriate size of rubber band, $6 for a box of 40. What am I going to do with 40 of these? With shipping the box of bands will exceed the price of a new level! One obvious option is to sell off baggies of 5 rubber bands at $2 or $3 per baggie, including mailing, to others with the same problem.

Is this snapped rubber band problem faced by others? Or is the usual demise of these plastic post levels that of being driven over by a truck?

No, they don't use rubber bands of this size at work. I already checked.
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Shipping? Doesn't Staples have them?
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You don't need a full length rubber band. Add a piece of cord and use a short band. Or use two short bands with the cord in the center.
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Just a fleeting thought....

My wife got me these mini bungee cords at The Dollar store 6 ea with assorted lengths for $1.00 + tax. The yellow one is 9.5 " long, the green one is 15 " long and the other 3 are even longer . The metal crimp rings can be undone and put anywhere to make them any length in between.
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Elastic locking shoe laces are available. I haven tied my shoe laces in years.
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I love Velcro long strips too for frequent hold/no hold items. .
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MI-Roger.... if you did not have 287 posts and were not a licensed engineer, I would have thought this was a joke.... maybe it is...?????

Get a bigger rubber band and tie a bunch of knots in it until it is short enough.
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Any place that sells fabric will have elastic band stock. Pretty sure you could make that stuff work.
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MI-Roger.... if you did not have 287 posts and were not a licensed engineer, I would have thought this was a joke.... maybe it is...?????.
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I will be visiting the Dollar Stores for cheap bungee cords.
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I bought one years ago and the band broke on the first post. I have no clue where the thing is now.
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Get in touch with the Johnson Company by phone or email and they may send you some. A couple of years ago I had the same problem and called them. The company sent me 3 replacement bands -- no charge. They may do the same for you.
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Get in touch with the Johnson Company by phone or email and they may send you some. A couple of years ago I had the same problem and called them. The company sent me 3 replacement bands -- no charge. They may do the same for you.
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