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Hello,

I'm building a walk-in closet and am thinking about how to install double closet rods. The span is going to be about 7'.

Has anyone used threaded pipe to do this? It would seem pretty easy and would only require pipe, elbows and flanges.

I'm wondering how long of a pipe I could use before the weight would cause sagging. My first thought is that I should split it up into 4' and 3' sections.

If anyone has done this, i'd love to know what type of pipe they used (galvanized seems to be the most asthetique) and what size they used (i'm thinking 1").

Thanks for any help!
 

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Going for the industrial look?

This is how I did mine.....each section is a little over 4'....this section is almost 10' wide.....

I used standard closet rod pipe...chrome plated so the hangers slide nicely.
Yes, I don't mind the industrial look in this closet and I'd like the rods to be as strong as possible.

Is standard closet rod pipe something that can be had at Lowe's? Is it threaded and attach to fittings like elbows and flanges? Is it cheaper than other types of threaded pipes?

Thanks.
 

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My approach was a bit rougher. I have a shelf about 12" from the top of the closet on each side. Then on one side I have 1" pipe about 6" below that and yet another section about where a standard short on a standard hanger would end. Given the 8' length of the closet I get 16' of hanging storage from that side. Single pipe on the other side accounts for wife's long items (dresses, whatever). For the ends I just ran a piece of one bye six across a couple of studs and notched it out to take the rod ends. In the middle there is a wire dropping from the ceiling to the top rod and from there to the bottom. Because the chimney comes through the other side of the closet, it is only 6' long over there so no support wires. Looks fine and likely won't last forever. It it has done its duty for 30+ years. Ront
 

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Yes, I don't mind the industrial look in this closet and I'd like the rods to be as strong as possible.

Is standard closet rod pipe something that can be had at Lowe's? Is it threaded and attach to fittings like elbows and flanges? Is it cheaper than other types of threaded pipes?

Thanks.
Nope....not threaded.

Cheaper? No.
 

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If it does get so long that it sags, the home centers sell hanger brackets that can go in the center. You have to settle for their spacing from the wall.

I wouldn't use flanges, I would use hanger cups that the home centers also sell.
 

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A lot of good ideas that I hadn't thought of!
Doing a partial finish of my basement on a budget means I have to think about where I really need to spend the $$$.

Electrical conduit/closet pole, hanger brackets, hanger cups... That might just get the job done.

Thanks everyone!
 
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