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Old 11-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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"Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

I don't know if this has been covered, and I have not yet finished viewing the terrific presentation by Jeff and Bruce, but I figured out how to grab the aforementioned item without reaching into the tube. Here goes: I got a piece of heavy duty string trimmer line (.65 I think) and cut it so that it would be able to project (with knot and loop) from the slinky to the capped edge of the tube. I then put a double knot at one end and a loop at the other. I then removed the tape that covers the hose clamp at one end. I then loosened the hose clap enough to insert the knotted end underneath (knot facing to where the back end of the tube would be when inside), and then re-tightened the hose clamp. This left the long strand with the loop end (for a convenient grab handle) at the outside edge. Now when I stuff the slinky back in the stiffness of the line allows it to stay extended toward the opening, and easily reachable because the loop is right there upon opening of the tube.
This is where a picture would be worth a thousand words. And if anybody cannot figure out my garbled description, I will try to do that in the not-to-distant future. Try that Bruce! It might save you a glove or two. P.S. : If you do this don't forget to replace the tape. It keeps the bolt and nut assembly from injuring you or the tube.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

I simply drilled a hole top and bottom half way down the
"stinky slinky holder tube" put a long zap strap through
it and now when I put my stink slinky away it won't
travel to the other end and I don't have to reach
for it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Both good solutions!

I just have my husband get the slinky out :
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

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Originally Posted by D. Priestley
I simply drilled a hole top and bottom half way down the
"stinky slinky holder tube" put a long zap strap through
it and now when I put my stink slinky away it won't
travel to the other end and I don't have to reach
for it.
Perfect solution!
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

Good idea! Not only that, with the holes at that location, then drainage (if any) from the bottom one might occur.
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

Oh the other thing if you get a longer hose you just cut the zap strap...
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

I like the hole - zap strap solution. No more pre-surgical style scrubbing up to the elbow after fishing for the slinky!

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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick


Since we're on the topic, I can suggest, from experience, that you not casually toss the end of the slinky on the ground after you've unhooked it. I did and it hit some concrete and snapped off one of the bits that holds it secure. I had to search for a replacement, since most would not fit into the pipe.

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:59 PM   #9
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

I usually use a "wye" to connect both water to the trailer and another to a coiled hose for general washing, such as dog paws, patio etc. It also comes in handy to wash the slinky prior to replacement in the tube. (Subsequent to the graywater wash)
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

In a pinch, I use the hook that is used to pull down the awning. Saves reaching in up to the elbows to retreive the slinky. Give it a good clean after though.
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