Cable ties!?!

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  1. ElSalZi

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    I’m guessing that I’m overthinking this, slightly (opening for jockular ridicule for everyone)!

    What size cable ties? o_O

    Looking for opinions and reasons why, not “It’s up to you, man!” :cool:
     
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    What size depends entirely on what you are using them for. I typically use something like 1000 100mm ties for replacing dead ties from previous years and for a few new props. I use some 150mm ones but barely anything larger. If I do need to go larger I will just join 2 150's together.
    Using UV stabilised ties is important as non stabilised ones can break down within weeks of direct sunlight. Clear/white ties and probably most coloured ties won't be UV stabilised and the quality of the back UV stabilised ones varies which is why I replace a fair few dead ties each year.
     
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    I use 150mm x 3mm black ties for attaching lights to the guttering (through the weep holes).

    The 100mm x 3mm black ones are are great for other uses. Buy a bag of 1000.

    I also have 300mm x 5mm black ties for securing items to light poles, etc.

    Lastly I keep some white (clear) 100mm x 3mm ties for repairing the odd LED motif where I don't want it blocking the light too much.
     
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    Thank you Gents.

    Been looking everywhere for a reference towards size... we did guess 100-150mm but nothing worse than buying a shed-load of something then finding out you've got the wrong one!
     
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    I like my Cable Ties long,strong, Black and Durable. I always just buy 290 x 4.5 from Sunlec International
    Sunlec International
     
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    Seem to have good prices!
     
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    The Quality is excellent as well
     

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