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Old 03-01-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default DIY carboy carry/drying straps

I wanted to make a drying strap to hang my carboy upside down and have it double duty as carrying straps. I was planning on making it out of paracord since it's cheap and I have done this design before. Basically I will be modeling it off of this. I will be modifying it slightly since it's just a tad bigger. For the hanging part I was going to just hang it from a carabiner from the bottom. Para-cord is rated for about 550lbs (otherwise known as 550 cord) so I don't see weight being an issue. Anyone see any problems with this? Have experience making a drying rig for a carboy?

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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I made few rope haulers, but with different knobs.
There is no reason why your design wouldn't work.

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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awesome. love the diy aspect!

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Cool! It kind of remids me of making plant hangers from cordage back in art class in grammar school.

I make a hammock from parachute cord years ago that's light weight easy to carry in a pack and works just fine. So, a full carboy is nothing the parachute cord can't handle. Also, I remember my dad fixing fishing nets the same way too, with smaller line of course!

Thanks for the idea! I was planning on stitching up a carrier out of some nylon straping, but to heck with that. I'm going to make one tonight out of a hank of cord I have in the garage. Recycling some pieces of old siphon tubing for the handles is sweet too. It will probably cost me $3.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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That's a really cool idea! Who sells the paracord? a fabric store?

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That's a really cool idea! Who sells the paracord? a fabric store?
I've purchased it from Ace Hardware before
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Any online military surplus store/ rock climbing/out doorsy type place should have it. Stuff comes in real handy it's got about a million uses and is incredibly strong.

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You can get 100ft lengths for around $8-10 plus shipping. They sell big spools also. The price is one reason why I wanted to do it. Plus I like doing things myself if I can.

BTW How many feet did you use for that? Would 100 be enough?

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