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Old 07-24-2019   #1
 
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Repair zipper seam on Aire cat tube

Simple question what kind of thread or twine should I use to sew the zipper seam on a Aire, cat tube?

Portion of the thread popped this weekend. looks to be a very simple repair. Is there anything I should what out for when I'm sewing it? Yes I know I should take it in to get it professionally done. I'm on the water most weekends and I just want to make it to fall before I take it in.



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Get out your speedy stitcher and some good heavy nylon thread, shouldn't take long at all. Melt the ends of the thread together with a lighter to make sure they don't come apart.
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Any idea what thread size? Talk about confusing!
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Heavy thread. Don't over think size. I'd sew at least 8" either side of the failure.
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Heavy thread. Don't over think size. I'd sew at least 8" either side of the failure.

If it's really heavy thread (same as original), do the same number of rows of stitching. If it's lighter thread, make another row or two. You can make surprisingly durable seams with light thread if you use enough of it!!
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Any idea what thread size? Talk about confusing!

You can use this
https://www.amazon.com/Speedy-Stitch.../dp/B003I6XH08
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I have ordered some nylon thread for my speedy sticher. I will post pictures of the before and after for prosperity.
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How'd your repair go? I'm facing the same issue. How common is this?
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How'd your repair go? I'm facing the same issue. How common is this?
Definitely give Aire a call like some folks mentioned on your other thread.
Aire has about the best warranty reputation of anyone I know of.
Even if it’s older than ten years, they should at least have some good repair advice.
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