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04-27-2019 08:42 PM

Okay somewhere I saw this method of storing pipe clamps and thought it was goofy until our furnace guy accidentally knocked over 10 of my clamps, 5 and 6 footers, off the wall standards and brackets. They all fell onto the electronic control module of our water heater.

Aside from the accident, I disliked storing the pipe clamps horizontally on those brackets. I saw this method somewhere and decided to try it. I used 2 layers of 3/4” birch veneer plywood to bridge the studs, and bored some holes for a snug fit for some masonry spiral nails, 8 inches long with polyurethane glue.

I bought 3/4” NPT iron caps, and drilled a 1/4” hole in them to which I screwed in some eye bolts.

Now I can select the clamps I need easily, and the whole works fits closer to the wall. My original idea was to simply drill 5/16” holes directly into the pipes and slide them onto the nails, but I wasn’t happy with how that turned out. So I got the end caps, and it makes retrieval and return of the clamps a lot easier.

Plus I got a good resistance workout with my manual pipe die set, it’s a hundred years old but still does a first class job of threading those old pipes. I salvaged them years ago as original 10 footers which I cut in half.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 04-27-2019 09:01 PM

Yes that works nice, mine are currently all stored in a pile on a couple of brackets in the metal shop, this looks much better. If you would have drilled the tail ends 1/2” instead of 5/16”, I think you would have been happier with them.

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#2 posted 04-28-2019 01:09 AM

Poopie, storing them like that you can also use them as a clamp wall like some woodworkers are doing now a days.

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#3 posted 04-28-2019 11:56 AM

It’s got a good beat, and you can dance to it.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#4 posted 04-28-2019 12:05 PM



It s got a good beat, and you can dance to it.

- hairy

Hairy, you are way ahead of the curve with your meatless hamburgers.

Thanks for all the kind comments! I knew I wanted vertical storage, but I could not wrap my head around those designs using PVC pipes at the bottom to stow the clamps in, like a repurposed umbrella stand.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 04-29-2019 12:58 AM

And I came here expecting to see how Trent Reznor stores his pipe clamps.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 01:50 AM

I believe he designed a downward spiral so he could get the clamps closer.


And I came here expecting to see how Trent Reznor stores his pipe clamps.

- TungOil


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#7 posted 04-29-2019 12:44 PM

Those last two comments really...’Hurt’

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 04-29-2019 01:08 PM

Excellent
I have a few aluminium sash clamps reinforced with a wooden batten as recommended by Paul Sellers.
I will screw screw-eyes in the end.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#9 posted 04-29-2019 04:08 PM

My umbrella stand is 30×60 on 8” wheels and will hold 105 bar clamps. So nice to wheel it over to where I am working instead of walking back and forth for each one.
But I do like the idea for people that don’t have the space.

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#10 posted 04-29-2019 09:49 PM

a snug fit for some masonry spiral nails, 8 inches long

In my day, 9 inch nails were NINE inches long <shakes>

So the premise here is that the pipes have a head like a hole, and the black iron are black as your soul?

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#11 posted 04-30-2019 12:39 AM


a snug fit for some masonry spiral nails, 8 inches long

In my day, 9 inch nails were NINE inches long

So the premise here is that the pipes have a head like a hole, and the black iron are black as your soul?

- SMP


Yeah, he gets it….

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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