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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
Cynths0

9 years ago

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
guitarmonk15

Answer 9 years ago

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-o
jeff-o

Best Answer 11 years ago

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

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lass.in.angeles
lass.in.angeles

1 year ago

Memory wire for jewelry is too light gauge for tents or costumes. You need something with a heavier wire gauge. It is called Spring Steel Wire. Mostly seen on China sites.

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BrianJohnson
BrianJohnson

4 years ago

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
LauraL1

4 years ago

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
ToniRose

11 years ago

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

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guitarmonk15
guitarmonk15

Answer 11 years ago

 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..
Z..

11 years ago

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
hishealer

11 years ago

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.