How to Extend Zip Ties by Doubling Them Up

how to extend zip ties

Zip ties, also known as cable ties, are infinitely practical items to have around the home and shop. But what happens when your zip tie isn’t quite long enough to secure what you need to? Luckily, Home Hacks is here to walk you through how to extend zip ties, all without having to run to the store or wait hours and hours for an Amazon delivery (the horror!) It turns out, you can double, triple, quadruple, etc. up your zip ties to just about any length. Simply run the end of one zip tie into the receiving portion of another to slightly past where the teeth start to engage. repeat the process if you need more than one zip tie if needed. Then, just run the one loose end back into the receiving part at the start of your length of zip ties and tighten that one up. That’s how to extend your zip ties in a snap!

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Magnetic Hammer Hack Keeps Nails Handy

This magnetic hammer hack keeps nails handy. Just attach a small magnet to the bottom of your hammer. YouTube’s kipkay shows us how to do this simply brilliant DIY hammer modification. All you need is a hammer, small magnet and hot glue!

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Make a Table Out of a Vintage Suitcase

make a table out of a vintage suitcase

This stylish table is not just a conversation piece, it also doubles as hidden storage. There are many different tutorials and techniques online for this project. Basically, to make a table out of a vintage suitcase you will need a suitcase, legs (I bought these from Home Depot), leg mounts, pre measured and cut wood insert, glue, drill and screws. Glue the wood insert to inside bottom of suitcase, attach leg mounts to bottom using drill, then screw in the legs. That is basically it. If you are feeling frisky you can also upholster the inside. I painted the legs with bright blue spray paint to make the piece pop. Have fun with it!

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Hold Nail with Clothes Pin, Hair Pin or Comb to Prevent Smashing Fingers

Hold Nail with Clothes Pin, Hair Pin or Comb to Prevent Smashing Fingers

If I had a nickle for every time I missed the nail whilst hammering, I’d be rich! Keep your precious fingers out of the line of fire by using an aid to hold nails in place. Personally, I prefer the clothes pin holder, however a bobby pin or comb works just as well! All you need to do is hold nail with clothes pin, hair pin or comb to prevent smashing fingers then pound nail into place with hammer.

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Stripped Screw Hack

Stripped Screw Hack

Use a rubber band for this stripped screw hack, it really works! If you are unable to unscrew a stripped screw put a rubber band between screw and screw driver. That’s all it takes.

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Catch Drywall Dust When Drilling Overhead

Trying to drill a hole in a ceiling can be a messy business! Next time, grab a small diameter disposable cocktail paper plate and drill right through it. The plate will then catch most of the dust and debris as it drops from the ceiling. Make sure to use a small diameter or clear plate, otherwise you’ll find it very hard to align your bit.

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Rating: 9 (from 9 votes)