Bob B, now I fully understand what you are saying and it really is a good solution, like the kind I wanted. It's a bit like my grandmother's old canning jars where the lid stays put when you pull the wire over the top. Thank you. But for a full 24 hours (!) my duct tape is still intact and shows NO signs of loosening or stretching. I am really surprised since the tension on the spring is so strong. - David Lyga