I've used them at a gym, with the middle around a post, pumping the ends with your hands like a rope. It's a great workout for your arms. A local gym might buy it off you, but I'm sure better suggestions will be along shortly.
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posted 4 months ago
We used it to pad the places where the cattle panels meet on our hoop house. I used strips of rag to tie it on so there was nothing rough against the greenhouse plastic cover.
It is tough to cut and I think we found that tin snips worked the best, cutting through the fold on one side and opening it out flat to use.
After checking, I see that we cut down both folds and used just the webbing on the flat joins and for the corners we cut only one side and left the rubber lining.
I think it might last a long long time even out in the weather year round. Ours is only on it's second summer though.
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We used to run chains through them and then hang them at the back of horse stalls, wash stalls, trailers, etc to keep the horses in (without them getting all cut up). Works also for cattle and I would imagine goats.
If it holds water you could close off ends, fill them, and use them as weights for ground cover or other things that need to stay put on windy days (i'm looking at cardboard in my garden over newly buried trenches full of bokashi rot).
Dustin Rhodes wrote:Wranglerstar recommends making tool sheaths out of them - he might even have a video of it on YouTube.
We also use our old hoses to make sheaths for the files and rasps necessary for maintaining said tools. 1" Hose is just the right size for that purpose, but what you have will do. If that's 3" fire hose it makes a pretty decent bar cover for chainsaws.
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This is a bit different suggestion, but the fire troop I learned to spin poi from used to use the kevlar from fire hoses to make wicks for their fire dance equipment.
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