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Blondesense 12-21-2012 05:53 PM

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This is a little project I've been working on, made up of pieces of flea market finds. It's built on a piece of 3/8" solid threaded rod. The bottom 12 inches of the rod slides into the green pipe (9/16 I.D.). The pipe is cemented in the ground, but there is nothing securing the threaded rod to the pipe. It would be too easy for this thing to sprout legs and walk off.

I know if anyone really wants it, they will find a way, but I want to make it just a little bit harder than to just pick it up and walk off.

So I'm looking for a way to secure the rod inside the pipe.
Any ideas?

TheEplumber 12-21-2012 05:57 PM

Drill and tap the side of the pipe and use a set screw or bolt

oh'mike 12-21-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1077656)
Drill and tap the side of the pipe and use a set screw or bolt

This is easier than it sounds----a tap is like a screw that cuts threads---turn it into the drilled hole using a tap handle--unscrew it and the hole is threaded like the inside of a nut---

You could use a regular screw if you wish---

Oh, And I like the sculpture!

TheEplumber 12-21-2012 07:31 PM

Here's other way- looks like you can weld judging by the art piece- drill a hole in the pipe, now tack weld a nut centered over the hole. Thread a bolt through the nut as a set screw

Blondesense 12-21-2012 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1077704)
Here's other way- looks like you can weld judging by the art piece- drill a hole in the pipe, now tack weld a nut centered over the hole. Thread a bolt through the nut as a set screw

Sorry, no welding. It's on the wish list though. Those arms were taken off of a couple of broken hanging candelabras.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Come to think of it, I think DH has a tap set somewhere. I'll give that a try

TheEplumber 12-21-2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Blondesense (Post 1077798)
Sorry, no welding. It's on the wish list though. Those arms were taken off of a couple of broken hanging candelabras.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Come to think of it, I think DH has a tap set somewhere. I'll give that a try

You might want to use a center punch to start the drill bit- it might want to walk off the edge of the pipe

Fix'n it 12-22-2012 09:04 AM

you don't even need to tap it. find a good sized nail, and a drill bit just a tic smaller. drill hole and hammer nail in, then grind nail flat.

Wandererone 12-23-2012 04:10 AM

Well that is really cool!
I'll steal it :yes:
How long does it take to get from New South Wales to Missouri :laughing:

Obn2012_Aus 12-23-2012 08:11 AM

I can't really be handy here, but I just want to tell you that I really like that project! Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll get around that slight issue you have.


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