Re: NANFA-- getting a good seal...

Jeremy Tiemann (
Tue, 30 Sep 2003 07:31:28 -0500

For rain gear and certain tpyes of waders, I sew cuts with dental
floss and then cover the cuts with plumber's glue/cement (the purple
& gray stuff). This usually works, depending upon the size of the

>While I'm thinking about this... It's about time for waders in these parts
>again. I have a pair that I ripped a bit on a seam. They're the nylon
>kind. I patched it from the inside, perhaps too frugally.
>I don't know if I should patch it again from the outside, or patch over from
>the inside more liberally?
>Or are seam cuts really hard to get patched?
>The patch works for about an hour and then a slow leak emmerges, which is
>just enough to make you miserable :)
>Any thoughts, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated...

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
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