Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 68
  1. #41
    stormcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancaster, OH
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hammock Gear Cuben
    Insulation
    100% Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    1,519
    Images
    26
    I got too many computers in this house! I am on one the living room checking the forum occasionally and she is in the other room posting to my thread when she SHOULD be studying for a midterm tmw...LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    Ya'll are cracking me up! Hey how about one of you sending me a picture of that fire hydrant on the corner in front of the townhall? LOLOL
    At first I was like "What in the world are you talking about" then i remembered the story about you running over it! LOL. I will snap a picture of it the next time I am in town.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Do What? Huh????
    I dont know how I want to keep this poncho together on the sides. She suggested ties and I said I did not want to fool with them. Then I went to toggles then snaps and now might go back to ties because of the simplicity.

    I never seem to have a good idea either...until it is someone elses! LOL

    Adam

  2. #42
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Doraville, GA
    Posts
    947
    Images
    23
    I used snaps to hold together the sides of a two layer hammock that was made of 1.1 rsn. Don't know that I had it figured out, but I used some of the nylon repair patches that have glue on one side before I installed the piercing type snaps. That seemed to hold okay for the year or so I used it... at least they stayed together. With your coated rsn, they may hold.

    The glue on the patches held fine, but I had some issues with the snaps and the compression tool. I used the snaps and compression tool I found at Hancock Fabrics. Later when I was revisiting snaps for another application I discovered that while that tool said it worked for a number of different snaps, it worked okay for a certain size and not to well for the size I had used on that hammock. But even with that info, I don't think I could install snap after snap without running into issues every so often.

    Reinforcing the fabric and getting a compression tool to work correctly is what I recall as being key to the process. The other issue I was worried about but don't think I had was rust or some type of corrosion. Sometimes metals will bond together like they were wielded when they are exposed to moisture and pressure over time.
    Youngblood AT2000

  3. #43
    Senior Member Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,821
    Images
    101
    Those peircing compression type snaps are fine for light home use. But if they don't line up the points on the one side and the channel on the other they don't install properly. That requires the right tool and snap matching. They are a PITA from my perspective. I would be more inclined to go with sew ons if I was going to use snaps. You get them where you want them. If you sew them properly they install correctly everytime. The prongs on the piercing snaps can also cut the base fabric. I would worry about that for most garment weight fabirc but for the really light stuff I would be cautious. Trying to install them through two layers of grosgrain and silnyl might overtas their little progy length and leave with a weak attachment under the best compression.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  4. #44
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB XLC 1.7, Traveler S1.7
    Tarp
    Cuben DIY
    Insulation
    Hammockgear
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,516
    Images
    101
    I used compression snaps on all 3 of my TQ to make my footboxes. Easy to install and works very well.
    Sewed a piece of grosgrain at each spot (left a tab to be used as a pull tab). With these lighter materials (ripstop, sil) it is really easy to line up each side before you wack it with a hammer to compress it together.
    Just my $.02
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

  5. #45
    Senior Member Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,821
    Images
    101
    Glad to hear of your success with them. It's been a long time since I've used them... mostly because I had such trouble with them. One word of caution... from personal experience. If you use a hammer make sure you have the snaps set up so you don't smush the working parts. I have flattened the "male" side of the snap before. Tends to make them unusable. Of course _that_ one engaged properly and I think I damaged the fabric trying to get it apart to take it off. I have mostly blocked those memories from my mind.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  6. #46
    Senior Member whitefoot_hp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    georgia
    Hammock
    ENO double nest
    Tarp
    DIY 8x 10 silnylon
    Insulation
    50* p pod
    Posts
    241
    Images
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post

    I have read about the "misting" sometimes encountered with sil nylon tarps. I have also heard some people talking about this material breathing and others saying it doesnt. I must be confusing too much information or something.
    i think the 'misting' is mostly just moist air collecting on the inside of the tarp. its not that the tarp let water through, its just that moisture is in the air and will collect on anything, including the inside of the tarp.

    as far as i know, the material should not breathe at all.

  7. #47
    stormcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancaster, OH
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hammock Gear Cuben
    Insulation
    100% Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    1,519
    Images
    26

    snaps

    =
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Glad to hear of your success with them. It's bee a long time since I've used them... mostly because I had such trouble with them. One word of caution... from personal experience. If you use a hammer make sure you have the snaps set up so you don't smush the working parts. I have flattened the "male" side of the snap before. Tends to make them unusable. Of course _that_ one engaged properly and I think I damaged the fabric trying to get it apart to take it off. I have mostly blocked those memories from my mind.
    I DID decide to go with the snaps. I like the idea of going through the grosgrain for strength. I got some heavy duty snaps and a little toolto put them on with. I have put two of them on (ok technically it was just one because I put the first one on upside down and had to CUT it out and sew on new material to replace what I cut out and THEN install it the right way...it was late). I was trying to stay away from heavy hardware but I SUPPOSE this will do. It is my first poncho/tarp anyway so I am refining as I go.

    Adam

  8. #48
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,965
    Images
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by whitefoot_hp View Post
    i think the 'misting' is mostly just moist air collecting on the inside of the tarp. its not that the tarp let water through, its just that moisture is in the air and will collect on anything, including the inside of the tarp.

    as far as i know, the material should not breathe at all.
    It should not breathe, but I think the misting folks refer to is actual moisture getting through. It is always associated with a very hard rain, where the rain is falling with a pretty good velocity. Resulting in enough psi to overcome the low rating of the sil-nylon, causing a mist to be felt on the faces of those sitting under the tarp, or at least seen by them.

    However, on my JRB ( Sil-nylon) 10x11 tarp, I have not yet seen this phenomenon either during heavy rains, or when testing with a hose and nozzle.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  9. #49
    Senior Member Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,821
    Images
    101
    Ahhhh... yeah those goobers are different than my horror stories. It looks like you got the post style. I had forgotten about them. They did not used to be found in the retail markets. They were commercially available only when I was mucking around. Those are different beasties. They'll be fine as long as you keep your ups and downs straightened away.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  10. #50
    stormcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancaster, OH
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hammock Gear Cuben
    Insulation
    100% Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    1,519
    Images
    26

    Snaps!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    They'll be fine as long as you keep your ups and downs straightened away.
    Yeah I was pretty mad at myself. Jenny just kind of shook her head (sad because she knew i had to cut it all out and then replace it all). What was really funny was when I reinstalled the second one I was watching tv again. Right after I slammed the hammer down to pinch the two pieces together I said "Oh no I did it again!" . Of course I did NOT do it again but you should have seen the look on her face! LOL. She said with a look of horror on her face "YOU DID NOT!" as she was covering her mouth (like women seem to do).

    I was cracking up!

    Adam

Similar Threads

  1. Does silnylon ever become not water proof?
    By ADKrella in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-13-2014, 21:20
  2. DWR vs. Water-resistent vs. Water-proof vs. Urethane Coating
    By BiOsLaSh in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 15:13
  3. Water proof or not??
    By Woodduck in forum Fabrics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 23:13
  4. Water proof or not??
    By Woodduck in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 19:27
  5. how water proof is it
    By campacker in forum Fabrics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 06:19

Tags for this Thread

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
  •