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What is that wire they use in pop up tents and where can I get it? Answered

 I was wondering, I'm making a halloween costume, And I want to know  where you can get that wire they use in pop up tents and foldable frisbees

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Cynths0 (author)2011-06-06

I believe it is called fish tape wire (used to push electrical wiring,etc. thru walls). I know this is an old article but thought the info might still be useful. Available at hardware or electrical supply shops.

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guitarmonk15 (author)Cynths02011-06-12

Thanks for the answer, while it wasn't a predominant thought in my mind all this time, I have always been looking for something like that. Oodles of thanks to you!

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jeff-oBest Answer (author)2009-10-14

It's probably spring steel.  You can get replacement tent poles(usually fiberglass); would that work?

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BrianJohnson (author)2016-10-27

A good source for this material is craft materials online in the UK. They sell both Spring steel rods and flat ribbon.

https://craftmaterialsonline.com/materials/metal-materials/spring-steel-wire-rods/spring-steel-ribbon/

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LauraL1 (author)2016-04-27

By coincidence, I have been researching myself. So far it seems like most of these materials are manufactured In china. Still looking but, that's as far as I've gotten. I will post if I find anything. Good Luck.

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ToniRose (author)2009-11-08

Just curious, what did you wind up doing? Got a pic?

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guitarmonk15 (author)ToniRose2009-11-21

 I used cardboard to make a giant Ipod. I might put a pic. up, but probably not. I'm to lazy

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Z.. (author)2009-10-13

If you want to create a kind of scaffolding to put some sort of a cover over, use some star posts (any strong steel posts), and embed them securely. Then use agricultural pipe, cutting to size to fit over each post,-creating an arch.
Put the posts in positions to create a scaffold for your cover-( you can run wire between the arches to keep them secure, if you have made a large structure.

(I made a greenhouse like this;-it works well!)

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hishealer (author)2009-10-13

I know in jewelry making, I use Memory Wire, which keeps a round shape for bracelets despite some pretty heavy charms.  Maybe it would work in a smaller project like this?  Or even buy the dollar laundry hampers and scavenge.  I have thrown away several when the mesh ripped, maybe someone has some laying around you can cut up.

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