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SECURE SCREEN

Secure Screen is a retractable garage door screen which can also be adapted to many other uses such as porches, barns and many commercial applications.

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SPLICING

Splicing Instructions

Rope splicing is a very strong method of fixing a loop eye or joining two ends together; as the rope is pulled tighter, the spliced strands become more and more squeezed and locked into place.

Splicing Index

 

MANILA ROPE

Add that decorative touch to your house, deck or yard with Manila 3-strand rope.

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CORDAGE SIZES

Size (Number)* Diameter (Inches) Circumference (Inches)** Diameter (Inches) Circumference (Inches)**
2 1/16 3/16 3/4 2-1/4
2-1/2 5/64 1/4 7/8 2-3/4
3 3/32 5/16 1 3
3-1/2 7/64 11/32 1-1/8 3-1/2
4 1/8 3/8 1-1/4 3-3/4
4-1/2 9/64 7/16 1-5/16 4
5 5/32 1/2 1-1/2 4-1/2
5-1/2 11/64 17/32 1-5/8 5
6 3/16 5/8 1-3/4 5-1/2
7 7/32 11/16 2 6
8 1/4 3/4 2-1/8 6-1/2
9 9/32 7/8 2-1/4 7
10 5/16 1 2-1/2 7-1/2
12 3/8 1-1/8 2-5/8 8
14 7/16 1-1/4 2-7/8 8-1/2
16 1/2 1-1/2 3 9
18 9/16 1-3/4 3-1/4 - 3-5/16 10
20 5/8 2 3-1/2 - 3-5/8 11

* Generally used only for braided cords, clothesline and sash cords.

** Cordage Institute uses reference size number which is the approximate circumference of the rope.

4 12
4-1/4 - 4-5/16 13
4-1/2 - 4-5/8 14
5 15
5-1/4 - 5-5/16 16
5-1/2 - 5-5/8 17
6 18
 

STRENGTH

  Breaking Tenacity Dry (grams/denier) Wet Strength vs. Dry Strength Shock Load Absorption Ability
Manilla 5.0-6.0 Up to 120% Poor
Sisal 4.0-5.0 Up to 120% Poor
Cotton 2.0-3.0 85-90% Very Poor
Nylon 7.0-9.5 100% Excellent
Polyester 7.0-9.5 100% Good
Polypropylene 6.5 100% Very Good
Polyethylene 6.0 100% Fair
Aramid* 18-26.5 95% Poor
UHMWPE* * 30.00 100% Fair

 

WEIGHT

  Specific Gravity Floats
Manilla 1.38 No
Sisal 1.38 No
Cotton 1.54 No
Nylon 1.14 No
Polyester 1.38 No
Polypropylene 0.91 Yes
Polyethylene 0.65 Yes
Aramid* 1.44 No
UHMWPE* * 0.97 Yes

* Based on Dupont Kevlar® Data
* * Based on Allied Signal Spectra® Data - Type 900. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.
* * * Resistance is relative to the length of the exposure, percent of concentration and temperature.

 

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