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Use them to tie plastic bags on the mirrors on my new truck so birds don't crap on it. Works great.

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Local farmer caught someone stealing something in his barn. Used three zip ties to secure the thief till the cops got there. One around the neck and door handle of a pickup truck rather "snug", one around the wrists with the arms behind the back, and a third around the ankles keeping any attempt to escape at bay. 

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42 minutes ago, wheatking said:

back when i used to work in town, the shop across the street was putting the long ones on the drive shaft of there employees trucks so they'd had a clicking sound when they drove haha

Seen that done too!.

 

Rick

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50 minutes ago, wheatking said:

back when i used to work in town, the shop across the street was putting the long ones on the drive shaft of there employees trucks so they'd had a clicking sound when they drove haha

When I was a kid we used duct tape. We tried a zip tie once but with a bad (or missing) exhaust it wasn’t load enough. The guy drove around for a week till he got a ticket for loud exhaust and the mechanic who was doing the new muffler asked why he had a zip tie on his driveshaft. 

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...temporary repair on the D6B blade/tilt   linkage, under the operators seat , right hand side.... The  65 years old ball and socket  joints  fell apart....had a bunch of cable ties in the truck....wracked the balls back in...in fact they are still holding it together......:blush:

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Had a customer years ago wanted a 400a service on a  small ranch style house. Guy was one or 2 sandwiches short of a picnic, wouldn’t specifically say why he wanted so much power, but claimed to do “government contracts” .  
anyway among many other pearls of wisdom he shared was that he never boarded a plane without several very large HVAC zip ties, reason being the would clear security but if there ever was a terrorist on the plane , or if he were attacked. if he were able to get one over the guys head and give it a good yank, the offending party would be far too distracted to cause any more trouble. 
that , IMO is the best use i have ever heard of for a zip tie.

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Brother went to Wyoming last weekend for the opener of public land shed antler hunting. We have a friend who lives there. He borrowed my pack and I told him to take some large zip ties to attach any horns to the pack. It worked. 

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Hold your combination wrenches together in a bundle. 

Hold hood shut on the car after latch broke.  Also fixed a broken windshield wiper with them too.

Hold a temporary headlight in place on the car after hitting a deer at night.

Securing a load into the bed of the pickup or holding the trunk shut while transporting a bulky item.

Hold a broken pair of eyeglasses together. 

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I had a friend in college who had someone hit her car a day or so before needing to travel home several hours.  I drilled holes in the plastic panels and stitched them back together with zip ties so she wouldn’t have pieces trying to fly off. Got a plate of cookies out of that deal. 👍🏼👍🏼

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37 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

I had a friend in college who had someone hit her car a day or so before needing to travel home several hours.  I drilled holes in the plastic panels and stitched them back together with zip ties so she wouldn’t have pieces trying to fly off. Got a plate of cookies out of that deal. 👍🏼👍🏼

"friend" + college + her = ?

And what is "a plate of cookies" a euphemism for?

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3 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

"friend" + college + her = ?

And what is "a plate of cookies" a euphemism for?

Friend = acquaintance 

college = school of higher learning (supposedly)

her = the female student I helped who happened to be very easy on the eyes

plate of cookies = chocolate chip if I remember correctly. 
 

sadly, no euphemism here. They were just small round cookies and nothing extra. She was a very nice girl with moral values and quite intelligent. We had some good, in depth conversations about life. Did I mention she was hot?  Nothing more than words were exchanged and I’m ok with that. 

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First off n shiek seems be a master

Yes Art was thinking the college story was code, after clarification Sledge sad bumping didn't work out

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The console in my '76 280Z had a crack in it when I bought it.  Took the console out, cut a few inches out of a super heavy duty cable tie, and JB Welded it across the back side of the crack.  Still holding up after 13 + years.

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Last week I had to use them on my lower radiator hose. Made it into town anyway. 

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These are the best zip ties and reusable. 

Load securement is the craziest I'm willing to admit to.   :ph34r:

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Dad uses them to identify chains as his. Works better than paint. 

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I had to use one to fasten the battery cable to the post to get home.  Friend uses them to identify hoses on hydraulic equipment for hookup purposes.

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