Biodegradable wire spools

  1. malcolm

    malcolm & Clementine the Cat

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    Well that's handy. When I needed stainless wire for a rush job at the weekend I found the spool had fallen apart.

    It has been stored maybe 15 years iinside n a dark dry cupboard with the rest of my consumables. The plastic is like chocolate.

    The rest of my reels are fine. Has this happened to anyone else? Any brands that slower users of wire might want to avoid? Don't know which this is as I cut the middle out to 5kg size. 20200817_074210_resize_70.jpg
     
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  2. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Did receive one once sent in the post that was very brittle,didnt fully take the shrink wrap off,they sent me a new reel after a moan
     
  3. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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    Another 15 years and you can untangle it
     
  4. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Worst case of birds nesting I’ve seen! :laughing:
     
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  5. Popcorn

    Popcorn Member

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    Dropped one once, had a similar result.
     
  6. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    At least you've now got plenty of thin tig wire. :clapping:
     
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  7. Popcorn

    Popcorn Member

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    This is true Wozzaaah :laughing:
     
  8. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    Should rewind it around a plastic coke bottle..still be there in 2095 when you need it again:D
     
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  9. AndersK Member

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    I have ESAB rolls that are 35 years old, strong as new. Kept them as cable storage
     
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  10. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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    yes but have you dug the middle out?
     
  11. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Had rolls of weird wires that have been years old and that's not happed to even slightly.

    Only time I've been close to that happening is when I dropped a migatronic feeder out of a scissor lift... feeder wasn't damaged, but when I opened the door there was a hell of a mess-side of the spool came right off :whistle:
    Took ages to clear it up and put it into a couple of sacks
     
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  12. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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    You should see 250Kg packs that have been lifted incorrectly and just flop....26 miles of wire trying to find its resting place
     
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