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How to tie the optimal cordelette in this specific 7 point scenario?

This is a followup to this question: How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally? Specifically, I'm following this answer's advice about using a cordelette. ...
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Knots: tighten rope used for fence [duplicate]

I recently posted a similar question, but the design has changed, so here's the new question. I have two 4-ft x 4" x 4" wood posts, and each post has two screw eyes. There's 12 feet of distance ...
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Tighten rope without turnbuckles? [closed]

I have two 4-ft x 4" x 4" wood posts, and each post has a screw eye. There's 12 feet of distance between each post. How can I tighten a piece of 1/2" diameter rope that goes through each screw eye ...
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What knot can I use to connect to an eye bolt without losing tension?

So I have a rope that goes through an eyebolt, like in the image. I pull from B so it's as tight as it can be. B is under the eyebolt. What knot can I use with this rope so I don't lose any of the ...
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Hoisting and securing 5 gallon bucket vegetable planter 25 feet up

I have a light availability issue in my garden. To compound that it is in a very small area so diseases and pests tend to hit everything at once. I want to try lifting a couple self watering 5 ...
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Kids Knotted Rope for Climbing

I have an old walnut tree that I want to attach a knotted rope to for my boys to climb. Would the rope in the pic be a good choice? I am looking for something that would not hurt their hands too ...
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Hanging an antique clock on drywall (no studs available) using rope

I have an antique clock weighing 10.2 kg (22.5 lb) all told. The only available space on which to hang it is drywall, and I can't find any studs whatsoever. Also, the clock is made out of fragile ...
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Anyone know of a knot to tie two wires together under strain?

I'm putting up a wind turbine. The turbine will be at the top of a 30' 1-1/2" pipe tower. I have a 30' RV extension cord (10ga/3 conductor) that I'm going to cut the ends off of and use as my down-...
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What knots/hitches should I use to attach a log to a screw eye?

I have a log that I want to hang against the wall, creating a small shelf. I'm attaching the logs to two iron screw eyes using 1/4" hemp rope, for a rustic look. Here's a diagram: The screw eyes don'...
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How to tie a rope to both sides without loosing its grip strength?

I already tried other kinds of ties but nothing seems to accomplish what I want to do. I tried taut-line hitch, didn't work... the only way to tighten it is to pull the tied part and if apply force ...
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What are the methods of attaching cable to OSB

I'm making a shelf from a sheet of OSB, I'm planning to rig it with 4 cables in the corners. From the answer to this question: How should I attach the cable of a cable-supported shelf? - I get it ...
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Pulley/winch knot for holding up heavy punching bag

I currently have a heavy bag mount I built from 4x4 posts to hold up a 100lbs punching bag. It currently has a nice swivel bracket holding it up, which has been working great so far. The only problem ...
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Safe/professional way to transport lumber with just a roof rack

I'm doing some home improvement, and have the necessary skills, tools, etc, for the job. There is one thing I'm lacking: a large pickup truck for transporting lumber. A buddy of mine used to have one, ...
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What type of knot would allow the length of the standing part of the rope to be adjusted?

Let's say I'm setting up a pole tent, and I want to be able to tie off the pole to the stake. I want to use a knot that will maintain the length of rope between the pole and the stake, but I may also ...