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    Default a dumb eyelet question

    On a deep frame there are four holes on each side bar. So do you always run the wire through all eight holes? That would mean four wires across the frame. Is it ok to only string two? And if so, which holes would you string them through, the inner two, or outer two?

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    i use wired foundation and use the middle two holes
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    If I am going to wire frames, I run my wire in an X pattern, uses half the wire, but is twice as strong as running all hortizontal. So I only use the top and bottom holes on each end bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggjam View Post
    If I am going to wire frames, I run my wire in an X pattern, uses half the wire, but is twice as strong as running all hortizontal. So I only use the top and bottom holes on each end bar.
    PJ, I'm trying to figure this one out...

    How is the wire stronger when in an X? Do you mean the foundation is stronger? I guess I could see that. How does it use half the wire? Aren't the wires longer if they cross from top eyelet to bottom eyelet? Maybe I don't understand your pattern.

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    I wire the center four holes, the middle two on each side and use crimp wired foundation. Works for me...

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    Jeff,

    So you're using four eyelet grommets per frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    PJ, I'm trying to figure this one out...

    How is the wire stronger when in an X? Do you mean the foundation is stronger? I guess I could see that. How does it use half the wire? Aren't the wires longer if they cross from top eyelet to bottom eyelet? Maybe I don't understand your pattern.
    i think he means less wire than if you wired all the holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randydrivesabus View Post
    i think he means less wire than if you wired all the holes.
    Right. Figure 4 times 19" which is about.......76" of wire if you run them horizonnally, where as if you do an X you only have 2 times about 21"(I don't have a frame to measure so just guessing), which is 42" of wire. Plus, I have found that I can pull the wire tighter in the x pattern than I can by running it lengthwise. I also find that the wires don't sag, and so when the foundation is put in, the foundation is also less likely to sag. Hope that clearifies my postion.
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