2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Snap Clamps Make It Easy To Attack Tarps, Netting To PVC Pipe
The clamps can be used to construct temporary greenhouses or to put up shade for livestock. You can even use them to make a screened-in shelter for your back yard.
The plastic clamps are available in three different diameters to fit pipes ranging from 1/2 to 1 in. in diameter. The clamps simply "snap" onto the pipe, holding the material in place.
"They work great for attaching shade cloth, bird netting, or clear plastic to make row covers, greenhouses and cold frames," says Josh Ramey. "People tell us all the time about new uses they've found for these clamps."
A 4-in. long, 3/4-in. dia. clamp designed to fit 1/2-in. dia. pipe sells for 39 cents and is sold in quantities of 100 per box. Clamps are available in 4-in. lengths, and also 4-ft. lengths.
The company also makes "snap fittings" that are designed for building pipe structures such as greenhouses, furniture, cold frames, safety shields, shelving, etc. Two different models are available û one a 3-way and the other a 4-way. "They really work good for connecting pipes together at corners," says Ramey. "You can often find æL' and æT' fittings at your local hardware store, but not 3 and 4-ways."
Three-way snap fittings are available in five sizes and four-way fittings are available in three sizes. A 1/2-in. 3-way designed for 1/2-in. dia. pipe sells for 96 cents apiece and is sold in boxes of 25.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Circo Innovations, 14910 Meadow Dr., Grass Valley, Calif. 95945 (ph 530 272-3307; fax 1395; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.snapclamp.com).
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