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Old 08-01-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Say I wanted to clamp a pipe to a 2x4 piece of wood without marring the wood. How would I do it?

Holding the pipe in place with the 2x4 without direct pipe-to-wood contact is what I'm going for; but since I have no idea of where to even start, if you can even suggest a direct method, I'm listening.

My initial thought of any possible way to accomplish the task was just a hose clamp and a screw; but I can't cut/scratch/pierce the 2x4.

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Do you mind running a couple nails or screws into the 2x4? This is a vague question. Can you describe in more detail what's going on?

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An idea I had was to use 3 C-clamps: one laying on the 2x4 with padding under it (would be the one actually clamping the pipe) and two to clamp that one to the 2x4. Well, it does actually clamp it in place a little bit; but the pipe can swivel perpendicular to the clamp holding it. To remove the swivel, the the clamp would have to squish the pipe. Anyone have a a non-squishing method?

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Is this exposed? surface? Inside a wall, where?
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How would that change the task of clamping a pipe to a 2x4? Anyway, it's by itself in the middle of a vast, open room.
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How would that change the task of clamping a pipe to a 2x4?
I don't have a solution in mind, yet. But, IMHO, the more questions asked, the more answers gotten, the better the likelihood of an eventual solution.

It's only after the problem is solved that anyone can say for sure what questions turned out to be irrelevant.

What sets Sherlock Holmes apart is that he never seems to ask a question that is irrelevant. If you're on this forum, Mr. Holmes, please make yourself known. . .
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But, IMHO, the more questions asked, the more answers gotten, the better the likelihood of an eventual solution.
Ayuh,.....

I have 2 Questions that I see as Revelant,.....

1,.. What is the Pipe made of,..??

2,.. What's with this analness about Not touching the 2X4,..?? What's so Special about this 2X4,..??
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without marring the wood. but I can't cut/scratch/pierce the 2x4. 2x4 with padding Anyone have a a non-squishing method?
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I don't know what it's made of... it's just a plastic pipe that isn't as hard as a PVC pipe.

What I'm trying to do doesn't involve a 2x4, but a similar piece of wood that's part of furniture. The 2x4 is an easier explanation and the solution to the task applies to the actual task.
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Ayuh,.....

I have 2 Questions that I see as Revelant,.....

1,.. What is the Pipe made of,..??

2,.. What's with this analness about Not touching the 2X4,..?? What's so Special about this 2X4,..??
Mr. Holmes, I presume?
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How would that change the task of clamping a pipe to a 2x4? Anyway, it's by itself in the middle of a vast, open room.
because if it were in between two studs it would be easy.

as far as a solution goes, good luck on that. After reading all his replies, I have no interest in helping this OP

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Yeah, if I could put a bunch of holes/screws/nails into anything I wouldn't be asking at all.

That's nice. Thanks for the last 2 posts -- they were very helpful.

I didn't think I'd get any useful response; but I thought there may be some hardware aficionados who may know of some tools/clamps/setups that might work better than various 3-clamp rigs that crush the tube. I guess there aren't any here.

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Yeah, if I could put a bunch of holes/screws/nails into anything I wouldn't be asking at all.

That's nice. Thanks for the last 2 posts -- they were very helpful.

I didn't think I'd get any useful response; but I thought there may be some hardware aficionados who may know of some tools/clamps/setups that might work better than various 3-clamp rigs that crush the tube. I guess there aren't any here.
There are experts here that are ready and willing to help. Fact is, you haven't made any attempt to tell us what exactly you're trying to do...You've been very vague. A number of very helpful people have tried to help you, but all of us need more information.

Use clamps or some tape. There. That's your solution. Good luck.
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Yeah, if I could put a bunch of holes/screws/nails into anything I wouldn't be asking at all.

That's nice. Thanks for the last 2 posts -- they were very helpful.

I didn't think I'd get any useful response; but I thought there may be some hardware aficionados who may know of some tools/clamps/setups that might work better than various 3-clamp rigs that crush the tube. I guess there aren't any here.
Is the thing to be clamped to curved in one plane? Two planes?
A photo might help.

I changed my mind.

Is this game being played by the OP (with credit to Dr. Berne)?

The first such game theorized was Why don't you/Yes, but in which one player (White) would pose a problem as if seeking help, and the other player(s) (Black) would offer solutions (the "Why don't you?" suggestion).

White would point out a flaw in every Black player's solution (the "Yes, but" response), until they all gave up in frustration.

For example, if someone's life script was "to be hurt many times, and suffer and make others feel bad when I die" a game of "Why Don't You, Yes But" might proceed as follows:

White: I wish I could lose some weight.
Black: Why don't you join a gym?
W: Yes but, I can't afford the payments for a gym.
B: Why don't you speed walk around your block after you get home from work?
W: Yes but, I don't dare walk alone in my neighborhood after dark.
B: Why don't you take the stairs at work instead of the elevator?
W: Yes but, after my knee surgery, it hurts too much to walk that many flights of stairs.
B: Why don't you change your diet?
W: Yes but, my stomach is sensitive and I can tolerate only certain foods.

"Why Don't You, Yes But" can proceed indefinitely, with any number of players in the Black role, until Black's imagination is exhausted, and she can think of no other solutions.

At this point, White "wins" by having stumped Black.

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Zip ties. One around the 2x4 to hold the pipe from touching the wood. Then another to hold the pipe against the first zip tie.



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