Alternative to tie wraps

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    Hello, found most small tie wraps are garbage, came up with alternative. Thought I’d share.

    Used 1/4″ Ring Terminal 12-10 GA connector
    Removed Insulator
    Soldered joint shut
    Added solder to end on both sides (to remove sharp edges)
    Tapped 6-32
    Used 18-16 GA Moisture Resistant Tap Connector
    Remove Spade
    Used small file to open center
    Securely locks belt & works as tensioner



    How much tension are you aiming to put on the belts?

    Having said this, I realize I have no good way to measure my belt tension but I would guess I’m using between 10 and 20 lbs.



    Ryan estimates 3-5 lb in his assembly instructions:





    Not sure what poundage, but 3/4 oz fish weights deflect belt 1/16″. Need to be careful though, can move tubing in corner mounts if over tighten. I got around this by pinning corners.

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