Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31
  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    Big Daddy Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF/
    Suspension
    Whoopee Sling
    Posts
    114
    Thanks everyone for all the ideas! After searching around my house I found some wire with a solid strain of copper in it thats perfect for amsteel but JUST too big for the 1.75mm zing-it. I'm going to head to a music store on the way home today and get a high e guitar string and see if I have any better luck with that. I can tell this stuff is not going to be easy to splice. Even getting the wire into the zing-it
    Is hard let alone pulling the folded over end through.

  2. #22
    Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Stevens Point, WI
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL or 1.4 PolyD
    Tarp
    one of my DIYs
    Insulation
    DIY down or PL
    Suspension
    Something Ti
    Posts
    1,463
    Quote Originally Posted by Pj1008 View Post
    Thanks everyone for all the ideas! After searching around my house I found some wire with a solid strain of copper in it thats perfect for amsteel but JUST too big for the 1.75mm zing-it. I'm going to head to a music store on the way home today and get a high e guitar string and see if I have any better luck with that. I can tell this stuff is not going to be easy to splice. Even getting the wire into the zing-it
    Is hard let alone pulling the folded over end through.
    In my limited experience the hardest part is getting the wire though. Do your tapper first and the pull through isn't bad at all.

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG T/UQ, AHE
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    8,117
    ^Exactly...taper the end enough that you are only folding 4 strands back over 4 strands and the only increase in diameter is due to the wire.

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    Big Daddy Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF/
    Suspension
    Whoopee Sling
    Posts
    114
    Yeah I do taper the ends and getting the first bit through is always fine but where the taper ends it always seems to get bunched up on me and doesn't want to pull through. With some coaxing It eventually does but it's still a pain. With some practice I'm sure I'll figure out the little tricks that make it easier

  5. #25
    Senior Member Kallorne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Spokane, Wa
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, Snipe, DIY Poly, HH
    Tarp
    OES, WB
    Insulation
    HG All the way!
    Suspension
    Whoopsies
    Posts
    353
    Images
    13
    I got a spool of small diameter annealed wire at a hardware store and have used it to successfully splice everything from amsteel to mason's twine without much difficulty.
    "don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

  6. #26
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    East TN
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Adj. Webbing
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    Might have to try one of those. I did a quick search to see what they are. The one thing that wasn't really listed is the length. One said it was 3 1/2 inches. Are they all the same size or can you find longer ones?
    They do make different lengths. I think the longest one I have is around 5"

  7. #27
    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Athens, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    WL Big Daddy
    Insulation
    AHE/WL/DiY
    Suspension
    straps and stuff
    Posts
    1,035
    I usually use a B-string twisted up on itself--just a bit stiffer than using the .011 that comes in the guage guitar strings that I use. Twisting it back on itself gives a little place that I can use to pinch the line and hold it pretty well. Good luck with whatever tool/method you find that works for you.

  8. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    Big Daddy Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF/
    Suspension
    Whoopee Sling
    Posts
    114
    Just wanted to thank everyone again! I just went out and bought a high E guitar string and it works great! I'm having a little trouble twisting it like everyone recommends it seems to just bounce back but i'll play with that later. I'm actually having a easier time splicing zing it then I do with amsteel for some reason it's not getting as bunched up when I try to first pull it through.

  9. #29
    Senior Member CryOTheWild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kenosha, WI
    Hammock
    (Winter) DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    HH Hex fly
    Insulation
    (winter)HG -20 UQ
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopies
    Posts
    409
    Piano wire is very stiff much more than other wires mentioned in this thread and other similar threads. it can be found at many hardware stores and some hobby stores. It works great bent in half for splicing. if your using flexible wire it may snag or get stuck while splicing. I have also used leader wire and would go that rout if piano wire is not available.
    Wisconsin Winter Hang 2014 https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t=81556&page=2

    "Familiarity breeds love.
    We don't need to save nature we need to love nature.
    The only way people will love nature is if they experience it first hand.
    There is no better way to experience nature than participating in it."

    -Me

  10. #30
    Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Stevens Point, WI
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL or 1.4 PolyD
    Tarp
    one of my DIYs
    Insulation
    DIY down or PL
    Suspension
    Something Ti
    Posts
    1,463
    Quote Originally Posted by Pj1008 View Post
    Just wanted to thank everyone again! I just went out and bought a high E guitar string and it works great! I'm having a little trouble twisting it like everyone recommends it seems to just bounce back but i'll play with that later. I'm actually having a easier time splicing zing it then I do with amsteel for some reason it's not getting as bunched up when I try to first pull it through.
    Twisting wire is a little bit of an art. Put the end around something you will be able to slide it off after you're done. Bring your end together and start twisting with your wire at 45* angles. Make sure you're doing both at the same time otherwise you're just spinning one around the other instead of getting a nice looking braid. After you take it off your anchor you'll have an eye for grabbing your line. After Look at 5:45 in this video to get a little better idea about the twisting. You can just fold it over and use it that way. I just think the twisting adds some rigidity, might be my imagination though.

Similar Threads

  1. Splicing Zing-it
    By schwieb in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-02-2015, 18:17
  2. Questions about splicing Zing-It
    By iRokk in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 07-11-2013, 17:07
  3. Need help splicing Zing-It...
    By golfpro1286 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 05-23-2013, 14:34
  4. Zing-it splicing tricks
    By fishike in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-05-2012, 22:11
  5. Splicing Zing it?
    By CryOTheWild in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 10-14-2011, 03:06

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •