I’m after a bit of hanging advise (yes I have searched with no luck) as my questions are a little more specific.
I intend to start hanging and wanted to purchase a Vac Hanger because from what I can see, it’s the easiest to use. However, the new model is going to be a few months away so I have three options - Wait, use a modified homemade hanger or buy a BIB hanger.
I’m happy to wait but I’m likely to have some time off work soon (surgery on my arm) and would quite like to spend this private time at home getting some quality hanging in, so if I can get something sorted sooner, then that would be ideal.
So here’s the deal - I bought the Platinum Autoxsleeve kit which comes with an end cap with a hook and three sleeves. I cut a third off the red sleeve and attached it to the end cap. I then attached a piece of short elastic nylon rope to the hook on the end cap and tied it to a small 5lb weight.
All is fine apart from the fact that I get a really hard and sometimes painful “pinch” at the very tip of my head. I’m convinced (after searching Thunders) that this is due to there being no air hole in my end cap. So I’m sure that I need to drill a small hole to let the air out.
My questions are:
1. Will drilling a hole solve this problem
2. Does the hole need to remain uncovered the whole time or do you let the air out and then fold the sleeve back over it? (This will determine where I need to drill it).
I am really sitting on the fence at the moment as to whether I should mess around with this homemade device or just go and buy myself a BIB hanger. All I want is something that is easy to use and effective in it’s application.
If I intended at some stage to hang at higher weights, is the BIB hanger better at this than the Vac Hanger?
I’d really appreciate any help here!