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Zip Tie Trick

Hey everybody, John here with Owl, and I want to teach you another trick - this one with a simple Zip Tie!

Over the years, I've learned a lot from working on vehicles, and hopefully, some of these tips can help you as you work on your van, whether it's a DIY project or something else.

Today, I’m sharing my zip tie fishing technique.

Here’s how it works:

We have a Sherpa plate here. This technique isn't necessarily specific to a Sherpa plate, but I guarantee that once you know it, you'll find many uses for it in your life.

Let’s say you want to run a zip tie through this hole and have it come out on the other side. The problem is, you can't reach behind here or get all the way in there. So, how are you going to do it?

Here’s the trick:

Take another zip tie and make a loop.

Insert this loop into the bottom hole and extend it backward.

Then, stick your zip tie through the loop and pull.

As I pull the zip tie, it won't come out because it's caught in the loop. Let’s get a closer look at this:

You can see the zip tie now. As I pull up on it, you’ll notice the tip starts to come through the hole. Pull slowly until the tip of the zip tie pops through. Then, pull and push down again, and the zip tie feeds through completely.

And there you have it! The zip tie is fished through the hole. It’s as easy as using two zip ties.

Hopefully, this trick will be useful for whatever project you’re working on, whether it’s around the house or on your van. It’s a simple yet effective technique that I’ve used many times.

I hope that helps!


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John Willenborg

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