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Soft Braided Plastic Rope

What is it?

Soft braided plastic rope is made of much finer (smaller diameter) plastic fibres. The fibres are braided to create a very flexible rope that is soft to the touch. This rope is commonly used for the starting pull chord on generators and can be found in shops dealing in generators.

Good Things

  • Strong, durable rope
  • A smaller diameter rope (down to 4mm for 25mm pipe) is needed and so a slightly more efficient pump can be produced
  • Rope has a better grip on the pulley than other ropes

Bad Things

  • More expensive than other types of rope
  • More difficult to find

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