Water Bags

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  1. myfordturner

    myfordturner Read Only Funster

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    Hi all. Has anyone ever seen the ballast bags used on the skirts of awnings to keep them in place. They are made of heavy duty clear plastic with a seal which means you can fill with water when required and then empty out when you are packing up.
    I first seen them on a visit to Forfar and went to speak to the owner the next morning and of course he had moved on...typical..... I have asked at various shows and shops but although some had heard of them nobody knows of a supplier.
    Any help would be great.
     
  2. American Dream

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    Will something like THIS be any good?Click on the link below and they are at the bottom of the page.:thumb:

    MARQUEES

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    Or Here Balast bags are used in para gliding
     
  4. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: On Camping Almafra they use Drinking water bottles after they are empty. Usually they get thrown in the Bin. Makes sense to refill them with tap water and use them to hold down Awnings, tents etc. :Wink:
     
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    What about B++++y Great rocks John?:Eeek::Rofl1:
     
  6. johnsandywhite

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    :RollEyes::Cool: No rocks on my plot:-

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  7. American Dream

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    You got Sandy to move them all!!!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink:
     
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    :BigGrin: No. She used them to fill up the washing machine. :Rofl1:
     
  9. American Dream

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    Glad you managed to keep yer rocks clean while staying there.:Eeek::Rofl1:

    Sounds Painful though.:Eek!:

    Properly Clean Your Rocks

    Step1
    Hold the specimen in your hand. Vices can damage the rock.
    Step2
    Remove loose debris using the awl or pointed scrapers. Discard the loose debris.
    Step3
    Remove debris from crevices using tweezers. You can also use tweezers to gently grip any small rock specimens.
    Step4
    Use the brushes after removing all debris. The brushes can be used in conjunction with alcohol or distilled water to further the cleaning process.
    Step5
    Find out the chemical composition of your rocks. If you plan to use liquids for cleaning, knowing the composition beforehand can prevent damage to the rock.
    Step6
    Clean some stones in distilled water using the sturdy brush. Types include quartz, topaz, tourmaline, garnet, beryl and spodumene.
    Step7
    Protect delicate rocks. For example, calcite should only be cleaned using distilled water and the sable brush.
    Step8
    Save alcohol for the sulfates group. When cleaning gypsum, for example, it is safe and recommended that you use alcohol.
     
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    Saw exactly what you were asking about in Brownhills Birtley.
    Long black water bags with tie down labelled as privacy room ballast bags or something.,,,look pretty strong..bad news £7.50 each
    Barry
     
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