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Master Geek
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Topic # 138654 12-Jan-2014 13:49 Send private message

Does anyone know where I can get some good large strong magnets in Wellington? We're temporarily setting a van up as a camper for a couple of days and I thought that would be the easiest way to temporarily attach some curtains on the inside.  I had a couple of big magnets I pulled out of a hard drive that will work perfectly, but all the standard rare earth strong magnets are usually only 8-12mm wide discs (I've got some, and they're not really up to the task).

I suppose I could see whether I have any more drives around to recycle, but thought I should check here first to see if anyone had any ideas.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 965480 12-Jan-2014 14:02 Send private message

not in Wellies but www.magnet.co.nz are great to deal with and with courier without issue

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  Reply # 965482 12-Jan-2014 14:07 Send private message

Me, I'd use duct tape.

If I was trying to achieve something that my wife would accept, I'd use those command strip adhesive hooks. They are strong and come off without marking the surface. Cost about six bucks a pack from the warehouse or the supermarket.

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  Reply # 966678 14-Jan-2014 11:08 Send private message

how do they work?




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  Reply # 966742 14-Jan-2014 12:21 Send private message


Check out Jaycar for magnets

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productResults.asp?w=magnets&keyform=KEYWORD&SUBMIT=Search



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