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Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.194.3.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 02:43PM

I recently had an issue with my CRB wrapper where I put too much tension on the 'stick' and it snapped at the placement in the wrapper. I want to get a new one, but don't want to put in an order to mudhole for $3. I will eventually get one when I order next, but looking for a quick fix.

Anyone aware of where I can get something to replace the piece?

URL of said piece: [www.mudhole.com]

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: September 27, 2019 02:50PM

Ken Brown 2 -- There is free shipping until Dec 31st. See the link [www.mudhole.com] Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 03:04PM

Just go to the hardware store and pick up a piece of piano wire of an appropriate size.

Twist a loop into the end of the wire, and then, use an appropriate amount of wire for the tension rod. Take care


Roger

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 07:07PM

also A hobby store for model planes , RC or control line will have what you need

William Sidney
AK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2019 09:59PM by Bill Sidney.

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: September 27, 2019 07:09PM

I'm with Roger here, the first one broke, why would the replacement be any better?

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.clv.wideopenwest.com)
Date: September 28, 2019 12:12AM

X2 on the piano wire, Get a few diameters and pick what tension you like best! It's cheap. Had to do the same thing as well on my son's wrapper. And you will not have a problem again. CRB needs to address this issue and modify that to wire or maybe carbon fiber.

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: September 28, 2019 12:14AM

Jay,
Please do not suggest carbon fiber for the tension device. Carbon fiber is a very strong material, but it is very limited when it comes to significant bending.

Rather than bend, the carbon fiber element will likely break.

Take care

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 28, 2019 01:16PM

I dont know how you managed to break that little rod tip type tensioner but my hats off to you ! lol

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.194.3.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: September 30, 2019 02:36PM

I put way to much pressure on it by tightening down the thread spool too much.

I ended up just using some 50lb rigging wire I have. Works great!

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Re: Replacement tension piece for CRB wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 01, 2019 01:48PM

Ken,
Another option is to forget about using any thread tension device.

Millions of rods are built every day with no tension device in use.

From the first rod that I built to my current rod being built, I have never used a tension device and find that I simply have no need for the device.

But, do what every works best for you and yours.

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