Projector Screen Pull String

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  1. math_teacher

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    I just had a projector screen installed in my classroom and I need to put a string on the handle so I can reach it when it is retracted.

    Does anyone have any tips/tricks? Or can I just use a regular old peice of string?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. giraffe326

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    I wouldn't use anything too thin- it'd break. And yarn sticks to itself and may get stuck together out of your reach. Just a piece of rope or clothesline will work!
     
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    I'd use a shoelace.
     
  5. Malcolm

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    I have a piece of cord on mine. I have seen old electrical cords used.
     
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    I have yarn right now because it was all I had in my classroom at the time. It's been fine for now.
     
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    If it doesn't have to be terribly long, a large S-hook can work - you can hook your finger through the bottom part.
     
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    I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond and found a curtain pullback tassel on clearance. I use that to help me pull down my screen. It looks pretty!
     
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    When I had my screen, it just had regular string on it an was fine. In one room that I worked in, there was a hook on the end of a yard stick...it was really high, so it was a huge help!
     
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    I have a length of clothes line rope on mine with a washer tied to the end.
     
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    I don't have a suggestion, but I have a funny story...

    During my 10th grade year, my favorite English teacher was struggling to get her overhead screen to raise. She pulled and pulled, and finally she gave a hard jerk. The screen shot up... AND TOOK THE BOTTOM OF HER SKIRT WITH IT!:eek::eek::eek: There she stood in the front of our class, trapped in her overhead screen with her skirt OVER HER HEAD!

    Fortunately, she had on a slip... She also had a wonderful sense of humor about it. She started giggling, as did the class, and several of us rushed to help free her.

    It's because of her that I very rarely wear a skirt to school! :lol:
     
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    Great story. I will think of it every time I pull my screen up! :)
     
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    This is the precise reason a metal washer is a good idea!:lol::eek::lol:
     
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    Just use a skirt! Apparently it works well!
     
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    Oh yeah-what about a caribeaner?
     
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    A what?
     
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    Thats a good idea since it won't fall off.....
     
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    seriously, I can't believe almost 2 pages about what kind of string to tie to a projector screen...Just proves: If you ask a teacher a question...

    Did love the skirt story though!
     
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    Now caribeaner is a new one for me.

    I like the pull tassle thing the best.
     
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    I use a school lanyard
     
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    Hahaha! So true and it sounds suspiciously like "If you give a mouse a cookie...", "If you give a pig a pancake", and "If you give a moose a muffin..."
     
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    Oh that thing! I never knew it had a name. Some of the teacher's at my school have the smaller ones a their key rings.
     
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    PS - sometimes they are called "biners" (pronounced: beaner) for short...you may recognize that name more....
     
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    no, not really. I've seen the small colorful ones that come in the Scholastic book packs as little extras, and on keyrings obviously, but I thought they were just some sort of clamp hook. I have never done any sort of rock climbing that would require special equipment other then tennis shoes.
     
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    Okay, that one really made me laugh! My kids were asking what was so funny and I got up out of my chair to make sure my husband heard me tell the story too. Thanks! :lol:
     
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    ooh..I like the new avatar, CNG.
     
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    I like it, too, cutNglue! I'll now make sure to NOT be wearing a skirt when I use a projector screen!
     
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    I very rarely wear a skirt and I never wear a slip. Good thing that teacher did!
     

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