Introduction

This guide will show users how to fix the stretcher of an umbrella by using a thin piece of copper wire in place of where the rivet once was.

URL for half-hitch knot:

http://www.animatedknots.com/halfhitch/#...

Parts

Open the umbrella into its proper position.
  • Open the umbrella into its proper position.

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Identify the broken stretcher that needs to be repaired.
  • Identify the broken stretcher that needs to be repaired.

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Close the umbrella halfway to release the tension in the stretchers.
  • Close the umbrella halfway to release the tension in the stretchers.

  • This makes it easier to line up the holes in the next step.

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Take the two pieces of the broken stretcher and line up the rivet holes.
  • Take the two pieces of the broken stretcher and line up the rivet holes.

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Pass the 6" piece of wire through the rivet holes.
  • Pass the 6" piece of wire through the rivet holes.

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Wrap the wire around the stretcher and thread it through the holes again.
  • Wrap the wire around the stretcher and thread it through the holes again.

  • Repeat until there is no more room to pass the wire through.

  • May need to use the pliers to get a better grip on the wire so it can be pulled tight.

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Tie two half-hitch knots with the wire.
  • Tie two half-hitch knots with the wire.

  • If you do not know how to tie a half-hitch knot, follow the link provided at the beginning of the guide.

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Use the scissors to trim the two ends of the wire to about half an inch in length.
  • Use the scissors to trim the two ends of the wire to about half an inch in length.

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Using the pliers, twist the ends of the wire together.
  • Using the pliers, twist the ends of the wire together.

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Tuck the wires down and clamp with the pliers so the ends are not poking out.
  • Tuck the wires down and clamp with the pliers so the ends are not poking out.

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