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Clips for hanging PVC
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:31:59 AM »
These were mentioned on diyChristmas as clips like HolidayCoro sells for hanging 1/2 PVC.  These 3/4" PVC clips are identical to what HolidayCoro sells.  Just be careful and don't order the 1/2 batch as they are way to small.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231080496248?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.holidaycoro.com/Half-Inch-PVC-Pipe-Mounting-Clip-p/768.htm

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 08:29:21 PM »
Are you saying that you need the 3/4 clips to hang 1/2 PVC pipe?

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 09:49:59 PM »
Correct.  I and others have already made the mistake of ordering the 1/2 versions and they are way too small.  The 3/4" are the same exact thing as what HolidayCoro sells.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 07:37:10 AM »
I was looking at these and see this is yet another vendor that doesn't ship to Canada.

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I'll see if I can find the model from another eBay seller. the last two years I made a 1x3 strapping for my roof outline and it was an eyesore. these clips I'd put up and then paint brown to match the shingles and leave year round up.
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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 08:25:37 AM »
I would avoid painting them and just dye them.  Paint doesn't always bond well to PVC, especially if you are flexing it by snapping pipe into it and removing it later. 

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 09:13:24 AM »
I paint all my pvc in the show.  Anything else would drive me nuts.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 09:44:22 AM »
For tubes and props, I agree, painting is easier for the most part and is good enough, especially for items that may be outside for a few months a year but for items that will be outside and exposed to the weather 24 / 7  365 days a year, paint will probably not hold up all that well, at least not in the long term.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 11:07:55 AM »
A very good solution for coloring pvc is staining!  I stained my plugs and receptacles for my extension cords for red, green, blue, and white for my LED strings to make connections easy for an 8 conductor extension cord.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Dye-for-PVC-STAIN-1-4-oz-concentrate-MAKES-30-OUNCES-STAIN/261073218577?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D33421%26meid%3Dbbf611ee4a8f473cb215167a34d4a305%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D261073219136
This is the red stain but you can get many colors.  The longer you let your pvc sit in the stain or do more than one coat will make the color deeper.

Another option for pic tubing is Krylon Fusion plastic paint.  It works better for long pieces of tubing than staining since getting the stain even is difficult on long pieces.  The Fusion paint sticks very well to clean paint.
There are several good explanations and videos on "how to" if you google "pvc stain"!

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 04:08:30 PM »
What I did was buy 10 ft pieces of 3/4 pvc from Lowes or Home Depot. I then ripped the pvc twice in length, essentially notching out a 1/2 wide section the length of the pvc. I then cut the 10 ft piece down to 1 inch pieces or you could cut them to whatever width you wanted. Basically you can get 100-120 of those pvc clips from just one 10 ft piece of pvc that cost $3 or $4. I needed around 800-900 of those clips and wasn't going to buy that many. Make sure you paint them before you cut them though. Much easier that way. Also like mentioned above, if you're using 1/2 pvc you need 3/4 for clips, if using 3/4 pvc you need 1 inch for clips, etc.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 04:24:19 AM »
Thanks for the tips on making your own and the dye. I'll do some prototyping this week/end.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 09:22:30 AM »
These were mentioned on diyChristmas as clips like HolidayCoro sells for hanging 1/2 PVC.  These 3/4" PVC clips are identical to what HolidayCoro sells.  Just be careful and don't order the 1/2 batch as they are way to small.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231080496248?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.holidaycoro.com/Half-Inch-PVC-Pipe-Mounting-Clip-p/768.htm

I found something Similar yesterday at Menards here in Wisconsin.  use the 3/4" clips for 1/2" pvc schedule 40
https://www.menards.com/main/heating-cooling/hydronic-radiant-heat/pex-crimp-fittings/metal-pex-fittings/3-4-snapclip-for-radiantpex-radiantpert-pipe/p-1793342-c-19466.htm?tid=-9105033932396678257

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 12:06:08 PM »
Here is the procedure I used to dye my PVC.  Works good.  Will not scratch off or peel.  Color is not necessarily uniform though, but that never bothered me, it got rid of the stark white / cream color.
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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 01:50:52 PM »
Thanks, James. My wife, the 2nd grade teacher, has me make PVC things for her and spray painting is not great. It scratches right off.

I don't see any reason why you couldn't then Glue these pieces together, do you?  It shouldn't affect fit or function (would not be for pressure applications)

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 06:27:15 PM »
Glue should not be a problem although I have not glued anything after I stained it.  I have tried rubbing it with a screwdriver and the color is good.

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Re: Clips for hanging PVC
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 06:38:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing Jim. Pat - those clips are $6.99 each, or did I misread the website?

 

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