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Snyder
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Aluminet Suppliers

Post by Snyder » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:47 pm

Does anyone suggest some aluminet suppliers over others?

I am looking into using http://www.growerssolution.com/external ... cloth.html so I can customize thr sizes for my camp accordingly.

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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by Jackass » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:24 pm

Better get on that, unless you need aluminet for your haunted house on Halloween.

They're probably pretty damn busy right about now...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:04 pm

Everybody has their favorite, even me - just search ePlaya. Mr Jackass is correct, it is order +shipping crunch time, and especially for any custom edging or grommeting. Happy Alumineting!
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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by DoctorIknow » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:20 pm

I've bought from this supplier three times.

http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/prod ... de-cloth_1

PHONE them, as ready made edged and grommeted pieces disappear very quickly about now.

If you buy bulk, forget expensive Shark Teeth and go with these much cheaper variations that work really well with aluminet:
http://www.shadeclothstore.com/products ... 0&dept=172

These are the clips I use and they 1/3 the price of Shark Clips which are overpriced.
I use very close spacing probably because they are so cheap.
"Clip-Its Plastic Grommets" 25 for $5.75 vs. Shark Cips 10 for $5
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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by Joeln » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:24 am

I used these guys
http://www.ecologictechnologiesinc.com/ ... minet.html
Quality was perfect, exactly what I asked for.
But, I ordered in April so I have no clue what their delivery time now is.

ASC 70 28 feet wide by 20 feet (bulk) $190.40
96 feet seaming $28.80
48 grommets $12
UPS ground $19.00
In hindsight I should have gotten the grommets more closely spaced but it did hold up just fine in last years winds.
This is a great size to go over a costco frame.Image
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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by Ratty » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:01 am

That is a beautiful setup. I love the way you extended the sides.
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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by bigbluedoggy » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:24 pm

DoctorIknow wrote: These are the clips I use and they 1/3 the price of Shark Clips which are overpriced.
I use very close spacing probably because they are so cheap.
I've been using these same clips for years. Be sure you put the zip ties thru the center of the circle rather than thru the hinge loop. They are much stronger that way although using the hinge loops seems like an obvious way to go. Don't cheap out on your zip ties either.
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Re: Aluminet Suppliers

Post by DoctorIknow » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:46 pm

bigbluedoggy wrote:Don't cheap out on your zip ties either.
A problem of buying locally is that it's difficult to visually judge the quality from zip-ties, even those from Lowes, that one would think they are better than Harbor Freights, but my experience proves that isn't the case.

One could buy a small lot and test them out: hold by tail and whip head against hard surface. Tighten until breakage using vise grips on the tail. See if all in the bag have good "teeth" (I've had some on the playa that every other one in the bag had NO teeth.)

or,

There seem to be two sellers on amazon that have very positive reviews, and the prices are not low, but for sure it blows to only have ties at BM that do not engage their "teeth" or break when tightening.

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