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Leaking pockets

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Mareth
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Leaking pockets

Postby Mareth » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:01 pm

Any recommendations on how to (if you can) fix a pocket (HH) that seems to be leaking? Seems to be leaking through the PUL rather than from seams.

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JanX
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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby JanX » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:04 pm

wack it in the tumble drier for a few mins! Is supposed to 'reset' the pul (whatever that means!!)

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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby Rae » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:26 pm

JanX wrote:wack it in the tumble drier for a few mins! Is supposed to 'reset' the pul (whatever that means!!)

jan x

And if that doesn't work, try getting some hemp (eg easy peasy) to go in there with your microfibre insert.

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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby Mareth » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:26 pm

Thanks Jan, will try that. Otherwise I think it's gonna be resigned to use with a wrap :(

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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby Mareth » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:35 pm

Ermmmmm, I don't have microfibre :shock: ....should I? I just have stuffins, prefolds and some easypeasy's on the way.

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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby JanX » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have to admit I like to have a variety of different fabric/absorbancy choises to mix & match with when stuffing my pockets!

for example my current fave is a bamboo pocket insert and a thin microfibre insert to stuff our pockets (the microfibre acts as a sponge and quickly absorbs and then passes the wet through to the mega absorbant bamboo behind it)

I find if we just put hemp into the pockets we often get leaks as it is very slow to absorb so if they do a fast wee it can sometimes be too much for the hemp to take in all at once if that makes sense :? :?

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Shevi
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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby Shevi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:47 pm

try a folded flannel (cotton) on top of the hemp to absorb quickly

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Rae
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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby Rae » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:18 pm

Geordie_Girl wrote:Ermmmmm, I don't have microfibre :shock: ....should I? I just have stuffins, prefolds and some easypeasy's on the way.

It's just that a lot of pockets are sold with microfibre, I just assumed everyone has some. Like Jan said, we would also get leaks if we didn't have something on top of the hemp, as hemp can be slow to absorb.

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Re: Leaking pockets

Postby jules070603 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:59 pm

I sec0nd trying the tumble 0n h0t. I fixed a wee n0ti0ns wrap that way, wasn't sure it w0uld w0rk but hey prest0, n0 leaks.

H0pe it w0rks f0r y0u. xxx

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