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Old 04-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Will a standard knot hold ok with baling twine?

I've got the thicker baling twine they sell at TSC and I put up my strings Sunday. I have them run at about a 45 degree angle from tie out stakes in the ground up the eye bolts in trees about 15 feet up. I'm not sure what you call the knot I made besides its just a standard knot. I put about 5-6 of them per end but I'm not super confident in them staying tied, seems the thicker the rope/twine gets the easier the knots work out. I have some Titebond III wood glue that I thought about putting on the knots after they were tied but I didn't think of this till after I was done. I could still do this but would have to break out the ladder again.

So what do you guys think?

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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I think five or six granny knots ought to hold the typical hop plant just fine
But if you're concerned enough, wrap the free end around the main line with a piece of duct tape and it'll stay put for the season...

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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you'll be fine, when the bine reaches the top of your support the twine is done being used for the year.

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As long as it's natural fiber twine you'll be fine with one good square knot. Remember, right over left, left over right.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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bowlands are the strongest with natural fiber, and easy to tie.

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