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    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    a little low on the working load number too
    Only on the buckle. Read the first few posts. Buckle should be removed.
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    Yep. The buckle is low quality, but it would be going in the trash bin anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    a little low on the working load number too
    The limit might be the buckle, not the strap. It might say on the package what the strap is rated for. I bought some straps from them before and the package listed the strap breaking load and working load separately from the ratchet mechanism they were attached to. Aside from the color, I really like those straps much better than the polypro straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    What kind of tool would one need to cut out the buckle in the webbing?
    those hooks ate strong. boltcutter wouldn't do it for me. i put in vise and used sawzall.

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    Can also either cut the threads making the box stitch that makes the loop hold the buckle, or just cut it right off and heat seal the end to prevent fraying, than sew your own loop with a box stitch. I have salvaged some straps this way when they were deemed too damaged to reach across the trailer.
    just a thought! Betsy

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    Is it safe to assume that any ratchet straps are polyester? I went to WalMart automotive section looking for 1 inch ratchet straps. Found them, but label didn't say they were polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Is it safe to assume that any ratchet straps are polyester? I went to WalMart automotive section looking for 1 inch ratchet straps. Found them, but label didn't say they were polyester.
    I wouldn't assume all would be polyester. That's about all I can tell ya.
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    Concerning 1 inch ratchet strap by Cequent at Walmart. I called the company's toll free number and gave them the product number. The product engineer told me the straps are polyester. The phone call took about 2 minutes. If newbies are ever in doubt about a product, like I often am, I recommend giving a call to any company's customer service.

    The strap is 14 feet long and costs $7. It's not as cheap as Strapworks webbing but since I'm not buying a lot of webbing, it's cheaper for me due to Strapworks shipping charges.

    If weight is a concern, I believe the Strapworks 1" seatbelt webbing may be lighter. Something to check into.

    Product Specs: Company: Cequent - Product # 11601 14' Standard Duty Ratchet

    Break strength 1500 lb. Black webbing
    Last edited by HappyCamper; 02-22-2008 at 11:06.

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    Has anyone ever calculated the minimum load bearing requirements for the different elements in a support system? It may be a moot point to keep bashing about the load bearing ability of one thing or another if we don't know what standard we need to meet or exceed.
    Sometimes even a Blind Hog finds an Acorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by deljohnston View Post
    Harbor Freight currently has 1" x 12' Straps for $0.99!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=40063
    These 12-footers are still $0.99 on their web site. I went to a local store and they're $2.99, but my store will honor the ad if I print it and bring it in. They also had a 2-pack for $3.99 in the store, so since I was there I bought one set to try them out.

    I cut the cam buckles off and sewed two box-X's, one above the other, to form the loop, then cow hitched it to the hammock. (Not sure if this is good long term attachment, though. Just don't have anything else right now.)

    For just a brief test hang with a 10-foot Z hammock, they did fine. Heading back to Harbor Freight today with my 99-cent ad in hand, 'cause I need some for 3 more hammocks!

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