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Thread: DIY pin point protectors (AKA Pinmoors)

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    Senior Member SittingPretty's Avatar
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    DIY pin point protectors (AKA Pinmoors)

    One day I was in my DH's workshop and saw a bag with a roll of caulking backer rod in it. This is a 1/2" X20 ft. roll of a spongy plastic like material that is used to fill large gaps before you caulk so you don't have to use so much caulk. Since we had had it for a long time, he said I could have it. I chopped it up into
    1/2" to 3/4" pieces. Out of a 20 ft. roll I figure I got about 320 to 480 pieces. Not nearly as pretty as Pinmoors, but at $3.48 for a 20 ft. roll of backer rod vs. 50 Pinmoors for $19.48, well, I figure "pretty is as pretty does." I checked Home Depot's web site, and $3.48 is what they charge for a 20 ft. roll. Here are some pictures so you know what I mean:
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    Very good idea, thank you!

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    and much, much cheaper. great Job.

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    Oh, I love that. I have been wanted to buy pinmoors, but think they are pretty expensive. I was sure somwhere there was something I could use to make my own. Now I know how. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Will be getting some on my next trip to town to shop.
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    Thanks for sharing! I love the idea.

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    Genius!
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    What a great idea. Going to Home Depot in a few days and am going to pick me up some of this. Thanks for posting your idea. I'm sure it will help a lot of us.

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    Great idea! You never know what you'll find out in the workshop that can move into the sewing room. I'm going to look for a package the next time I get dragged into the Home Depot Store with my husband.

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    You are so clever and intuitive! I'll be going to Home Depot tomorrow. Thank you so much!
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    I was going to show this as well...made mine months ago! BOY you get a TON of these things for your $3.00!

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