See the General Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.
So you're going to be in a situation where you don't have access to electricity. Perhaps it's on a campout or a day camp away from a building. How can you attach a ring to a slide? Here are some other methods of attaching rings to slides:
- E-6000 glue - The disadvantage is that takes a long time to dry.
- Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape - This is a very strong double sticky back tape. Stick the ring to the end of the tape, cut the tape on the other side of the ring, remove the backing and firmly press the slide to the tape. You only get one chance so make sure the slide is lined up straight before pressing the two together.
- Hot glue - Melt it in a can over a low flame (use a propane stove). Use a stick to get the glue out and apply it to the project. This will be messier than with a gun.
- Duct tape, packing tape, or contact paper - Run one strip vertically through the ring and attach it to the project. Then overlap that one with a horizontal strip above and below the ring. If you can wrap the tape around the project, it will hold better.
- String or wire - The string or wire can be taped to the project or wrapped around the project and then tied or wrapped around the ring.
- Screw - If the project is made of wood, you could use a hand drill to drill a hole in the PVC ring and then a screwdriver to screw it into the project.
- Tie-wrap - These are plastic strips 3" or more in length. They are available in the electrical depart of home repair stores. It works something like a belt and buckle. Sometimes slots can be cut in the project and wire or a tie-wrap slipped through.
- Velcro - Get the kind with a sticky backing.
Also, you might consider
- Use a ring made from a strip of leather. Attach the ends of the leather with a brass fastener, glue, Velcro (can be sewn or get the type with a sticky back), sew the ends together or even staple them. These could be prepared ahead of time.
- Wire or chenille
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