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tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 2:05 pm    Post subject: Cherry net repairs  Reply with quote    

we have loads of holes, some huge, what's the best/easiest way to repair?

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's the netting made from?

Use cable ties to just pull the edges together?

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Call 001 407 224-1783

He can help.

crofter



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If the holes are large, quickest way is to get more netting the same mesh size and stitch in patches.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wife wants to go all fisherman and repair the net properly. She saw a video on YouTube with a man using a flat plate and some kind of flat pointy thing as a needle to repair

crofter



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 16 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is the slow way to do it, could take some time....

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 16 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep, but she's seen the video now....

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 16 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, you can repair it using a netting needle. You need to know the size of the holes in the net so you can make the flat plate to work the thread round, and the netting needle which is a flat plate with a rounded point on one end and a hollow middle with a point in it. The video should show the shape. You need suitable thread; if you have a chandler near you, they may be able to help, otherwise try the internet. I have never repaired a net, only done a small bit of netting from scratch, but I don't think it is going to be very easy. You will need to join the thread on to the last sound bit and make new net in all the holes, working along to the sound part in each case in rows. Good luck to her; think I would buy a new net.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 16 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The net is huge, can't afford a new one

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 16 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mending nets so as to have an "invisible"repair is hard work and takes ages.

i would go for a combo of stitching back together and patching as appropriate (tis what fisherfolk usually do).it ends up as a useful patchwork net but to keep birds off the fruit(or to catch fish) it does not need to be pretty it only needs to be un-holed.

not all avian infestation solutions are as suitable as others

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