I would recommend checking out concrete wire ties. These are used to connect
rebar during construction, come in a variety of sizes, and can be applied with
a hook-ended swiveling "thingy" that should be cheaply purchased. Wire ties
are also the thing that used to be used to close bags of potatoes and onions.
Home Depot or similar should carry them. If not, check out your local
masonry/concrete supply store.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Denkhaus, Robert
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 9:08 AM
> To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> Subject: RE: NANFA-- Metal Bands for Closing Plastic Bags
> If it is hog rings that you are looking for (and I suspect
> that they would
> work) go to your neighborhood TSC AKA Tractor Supply Corp.,
> and purchase them.
> You might also find that there are other, easier to use,
> materials there.
> Look for things that are used to connect wire mesh.
> Rob Denkhaus
> Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: B.G. Granier
> > Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 11:06 PM
> > To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Metal Bands for Closing Plastic Bags
> > It's called "hog-rings" and both the pliers that are used to
> > crimp them
> > closed and the rings are available from Memphis Net and
> > Twine. Thier website
> > is at www.memphisnet.net.
> > BG
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark" <nanfa_at_jonahsaquarium.com>
> > To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> > Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 10:06 PM
> > Subject: NANFA-- Metal Bands for Closing Plastic Bags
> > > Well, since you were all so helpful with the cheap pool project, I
> > > have another one I need help with. You know those little
> > metal bands
> > > they use to close the big bags of ice you get at the carry
> > out? They
> > > look like they are applied using some kind of tool that crimps the
> > > band around the neck of the bag, securing it tightly. I'm looking
> > > for that tool and those bands. I don't know what they are
> > called and
> > > I can't seem to find them. Anyone have a clue? I think they are
> > > also used by some of the tropical fish wholesalers for
> sealing their
> > > bags. Maybe that will be a lead. I have a couple of
> > applications for
> > > which I think these will be ideal. Many thanks for any leads.
> > > --
> > > Mark
> > > Ohio
> > > USA
> > > <))><
> > --
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