Saturday, September 19, 2020

Magic Halo Newsletter, End of Summer 2020

 Web version HERE. Includes:
  • A check of your strap hanger for tightness
  • 2020 Survey contest winner
  • End of Summer survey results
  • Replacement wires now on offer (with elegant weights option)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Strap Hanger Safety Inspection

We saw it recently where the strap hanger on the Magic Halo's crossbar began to loosen, with one or both pan head screws lifting up from the threads. We think this is extremely rare, but are asking our customers (especially long time users ~2018) -- to periodically inspect this part of the Halo to ensure it is snugged properly. It is important because we don't want to worry about feeders crashing to the ground; many are delicately made and could be damaged in a fall.

Though an isolated event, it can't hurt to check yours just to make sure. If at all loose, snug both screws down with a philips head screwdriver, being careful not to over-tighten. If you want to doubly insure good purchase (thread security), you can also remove the strap completely and inject a couple of drops of your favorite super glue into both screw holes. This will solidify the threads that are in there. Wait a few hours and then re-install the strap. The same process can be applied to the feeder hook on the opposite side, should any thread instability be detected; this part is easily checked/unscrewed with a counter-clockwise twist. Email us with any questions: