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Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
Zipper Size Conundrum on 05/02/2011 16:39:22 MDT Print View

Hi all,

I'm doing some bivy modifications and in the process want to replace a single-pull slider with a dual-pull slider. The zipper is coil-style and measures ~5.1 mm (0.2") across the coils when closed. I'm trying to figure out what # zipper pull to order.

Per Seattle Fabrics (http://www.seattlefabrics.com/zippers.html#coil%20tape), I'd want a #5 since the coils are ~5mm across when closed.

Per OWFinc (http://www.owfinc.com/Zippers/zippers1.asp), I have no idea (#4?).

Can anyone confirm, deny, or hopefully clarify this information? Such a hassle for a <$1 item, I guess I could just order a bunch!

Frederick Maxfield
(fredmax56) - M

Locale: New England
Zipper Size on 05/02/2011 17:23:43 MDT Print View

Hi Brad,
I just checked my #5 coil zipper and it is 5mm. How many double pulls do you need? I can send you a couple for free.
Fred