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  • Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

    The handle on my beloved thermos broke, and since I'm one to milk every last bit of life from an inanimate object, I thought it'd be a good place for a zippy.

    Which makes me wonder, what other sain, or crazy uses have you seen/done with a zip-tie?

    Post'um up.

    Jeremy George in Windsor NY

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    Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

    I used to use these a lot:

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    • #3
      Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

      One of the girls on the high school robot team used them to hold her hair up....makes it safer to use the drill press, etc.

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      • #4
        Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

        I have a tendency of using them to turn my normal belts into temporary tool belts around the house. also good for keeping pets out of cabinets(or that terror of a nephew).

        I also tend to milk things for all they are worth- so one became the zipper handle for my backpack
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        • #5
          Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

          I'm currently using one as the adjustment on my work hat.

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          • #6
            Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

            i had cracked fairing s on my little Honda 3 wheeler...I used them to stitch up the cracks....

            thats kind of automotive i guess....


            I dunno
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            • #7
              Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

              I've used them as emergency boot laces. Definitely not a long term solution, but works to get you to the store to get new ones.

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              • #8
                Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                Paper feed tray on the printer is held in with a tab on either side with a nub that fit into a whole in the prints case. Someone tried to see if it would bend the opposite way, and snap off goes the nub, leaving a little hole. Zip tie right through both holes, problem fixed.
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                • #9
                  Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                  Used them to hold up a shower curtain.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                    Originally posted by Page2171
                    I've used them as emergency boot laces. Definitely not a long term solution, but works to get you to the store to get new ones.
                    haha, this isn't zip ties but it reminded me of my brothers work boots, where he works (power plant) they have these super heavy duty stainless staples he used to mend his boots which are steel toes with a double layer leather flap that also goes over the toes. now that double layer flap looks like a gothic dudes ears lol :D :D ;D

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                    • #11
                      Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                      Yep,but this isn't a sex forum.
                      Calypornya...near the beach

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                      • #12
                        Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                        hose clamp on a garden hose (connect two together )
                        pipe insulation hot water pipe in house
                        garage door lock till I got the lock rekeyed
                        hold speaker on raffers in garage(old take outs from car or home)
                        hold vase together while glue dried
                        same with wood, but now I have clamps

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                        • #13
                          Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                          mainly to organize wires behind computers, TV, etc.
                          Neal

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                          • #14
                            Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                            I'm using a few three footers to hold the pvc conduit and switch / outlet boxes to the 6" pipe on the docks - work perfect!
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                            • #15
                              Re: Anyone have/had a good Non-auto use for a Zip-tie?

                              I use the big ones to hang stuff from the rafters in my shop.

                              Stuff like a Mopar 8.75 diff housing and the exhaust system from the Ranger. ;D
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