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Pole sleeves confuse me!

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by BlueFishDesigns, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    Let's say I have a 1.5" pole - what size should that pole sleeve be when it's flat? I'm thinking that 3" would be good but I suck at math and would really like to hear from you guys. I also think I'm taking something that's probably pretty simple and WAY overthinking it!
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  2. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    1.5" x 3.14" / 2

    add a little so it's not too tight.

    3" (flat) should be fine, might even be slightly loose.
     
  3. TammieH

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    Or if you suffer from Math Deficiency Syndrome...MDS you can wrap a piece of anything around your pole, lets say a string or a piece of vinyl, mark it and add a bit more, depends on how tight you like it.
     
  4. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    That's how I used to do it but I can't do that in my new job. We work mostly with textiles (nylon, polyesters) and we have a sewing dept so I'm not sure exactly how they sew the pole pockets. We were told recently to start specifying the flat sleeve measurement in our orders and the size is kinda up to us. I just want to make sure that a 3" flat sleeve will be large enough for a 1.5" pole to easily slide in to. Thanks!
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    This is starting to sound like NHB
     
  6. WI

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    Heh, sounds like someone downstream of you doesn't feel like doing the math.
     
  7. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    that's what she said!!
     
  8. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    Whats NHB? serious
     
  9. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    Once you have the circumference...couldn't you just divide that number in half to get your flat measurement, plus some wiggle room? Sometimes I feel like the blind leading the blind...can't be the only one...LOL
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    no holds barred. was in reference to wrapping poles, too tight, pole easily sliding in, etc
     
  11. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    NHB (No Holds Barred) was an uncensored say wtf you want forum here that was mercifully killed off a while ago.
     
  12. BlueFishDesigns

    BlueFishDesigns Very Active Member

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    YEP! :toasting:
     
  13. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    here is a quick excel calculator

    Just be sure to change the pole size, hem size, and slack and the other 2 calculate.
     

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