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Important Help Requested!

WoodsDogWoodsDog Posts: 48
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
About 1 out of 10 I get to open by pulling the right strings and it comes apart nicely.  The other times I just end up tearing it open.  What's the secret? 

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  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Just cut the bag with some scissors or a knife
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,228
    +1 with Mike8it-I flunked string in kindergarten...
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Easy.  Please forgive me if I get technical.  I have an engineering background, so I can't help it.

    First, find the loopy, knotty thingie and cut it with a knife.  All farm boys, Eggheads, and 11B Infantry MOS guys carry a knife, so that should be no problem.


    Find the other side of the bag.


    Zip it off.  Easy peazie.


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,228
    @ Village Idiot-another group of knife carriers (and may include lots of Eggheads) are those of us who have logged many laps of the sun.  Knife seems to eliminate lots of the attempts to legislate against stupidity (which you can't do) in packaging-not meaning to hi-jack here:)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    If the loopy thing is gone, just imagine the back stitch as a bunch of "greater-than" signs.  Pull the string from the "greater-than" end, and from the front (single stitch) side...
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    @lousubcap.  I'm sorry, I don't know what you're talking about.  Can you explain?

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Not sure if anyone serious...

  • I get flummoxed by the ol' string, too.

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  • I think (emphasis on think) Cap was saying the more people he meets, the more he likes his knife.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,228
    Well, I'm in the upper-end (top 2-3%) of the age population as noted on a recent thread here-(laps of the sun-takes a year for each of us to make one) and figured out a long time ago that you can more easily get to the contents of a package by using a knife than more discrete and time-consuming approaches.  Scientific enough for me.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,148
    You have to be prepared.

    I tried using my Looftlighter to open the bag, but it didn't work well.

    Actually I usually use a utility razor knife to cut the loops as I open the top up.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    I burn the ends off with my MAPP torch,  then pull the string on the single side.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    If you're man (or woman) enough to have an Egg; you should always have a good sharp knife in your pocket...
    I man enough to rip a couple layers of paper if that is all that is standing between me and a good steak.  :))
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,739
    are you saving the bag tops and strings. i dont see the need to make three messes, rip it open, cut it open unless your from the mid west making a giant ball of string
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