Aaagh… how to heat the heat shrinking peg sleeving?

I found some of this in the cupboard and thought I’d apply it to my pegs, but a blast with a hairdryer hasn’t done the job.

How should I do it? Do I need to persist with the hair dryer? It’s been in the cupboard for a year, I reckon. Might it have perished?

*is a techno ignormamus*

18 Responses to Aaagh… how to heat the heat shrinking peg sleeving?

  1. Gayle says:

    A quick trip upstairs to find the packet that I’ve had in the cupboard for a year or more told me that it doesn’t start to shrink until 70 degrees – so hotter than your hair dryer should go. Then I grabbed a titanium peg and tried my best thought as to how to do it – and it worked.

    So, go turn a ring of your hob on and hold the peg just above the heat. Took about 3 seconds over the smallest ring of my gas hob (no reason that an electric ring shouldn’t do the same job).

  2. Martin Rye says:

    Give up and get some v stakes with a cord attached.

    Bob and Rose sell nice ones as well. They send sweeties with theirs.

    • peewiglet says:

      I can never get those blasted V stakes into the ground! Well, I say “never”… I’ve not tried for about 15 years *g* Maybe I’ll try them again. The sweeties are tempting.

  3. peewiglet says:

    Brill, thanks! You’re a star! ♥

  4. Phil W says:

    A paint stripping hot air gun is the best thing for this!

  5. baz carter says:

    Holding over the spout of a boiling kettle has worked for me…

  6. alan.sloman says:

    I think Baz should get the prize for the safest solution as at least that way the material won’t catch fire, even if you end up with a severe scalding!

    Gayle: With regard to the previous post (I am too woefully lazy to go back there and post this there…) shouldn’t your steam-ironed sheets then be stored in your airing cupboard, rather than being stuffed in a drawer?

    • peewiglet says:

      Oh, the days of the airing cupboard! I don’t seem to have had one for years. Have they been done away with?

    • Gayle says:

      Same here, Alan. The airing cupboard would be the obvious place for sheets to reside, if only we had one. In a spot of short-sightedness, we managed to buy a house with absolutely no built-in storage whatsoever, hence sheets get shoved in a drawer.

  7. alan.sloman says:

    Sitting here with a large espresso and a beautiful (if shop-bought) lemon sponge cake, I cannot believe you girls have bought homes without airing cupboards!

    What with the news programmes full of Asbo-breaking yoofs and now this, I just don’t know what to make of our society anymore.

    I blame the Architects, myself – and why not, eh? Eh?


  8. alan.sloman says:

    Here now – Have either of you two girls seen the remains of my lemon sponge cake? It seems to have gone missing.
    I was sure there was a little bit left in the cake tin…

    What do you mean, “you don’t have a cake tin”? Everyone has a cake tin – it’s right next to the sweetie vase in the larder.


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