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I am having trouble with learning a dye tube routine. The second silk gets stuck & kinda "hangs up" when I go to steal the tube. I am only using 12 inch silks, & a Morrissry Dye Tube. Any help or referance materials will be appreciated.
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PM me and explain more about what the exact problem is and I will try to help.
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Bob Sanders
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Use 4"x36" streamers. They take the same space as a 12" square but also look much larger!

For your purposes, you are actually dealing with less silk at the time when inserting or pulling out a streamer.

Bob Sanders
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PS --- A correctly measured (hemmed edge ONLY) diamond cut silk will also work in a dye tube made for 12" square silks. The 18" diamond cut looks like a 24" square silk!
Bob Sanders

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Jef Eaton
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This may sound like a dumb question but are you flipping the tube over and not trying to pull the second silk past the tape? I knew of a guy who didn't know about that. You might get more info in the secret sessions area.
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Billy McComb solved this by making his own larger gimmick from the type of butane gas cannister used to refill lighters.
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