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rob norton

Hardware piece for hanging 12x12

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Hello,

I have 4x 12x12 black solids and I'd like to be able to tie or clip them vertically on pipe ("t-bone"?). Because I can't fit single 12x pipe lengths in my van, I think the next best solution is 2x 6' lengths.

Is this the most appropriate piece of hardware for this task - https://modernstudio.com/products/pipe-frame-ear-for-1-1-2?variant=1542330286092

or can I get away with this one - https://modernstudio.com/collections/categories-aka-collections/products/slider-with-jr-for-1-1-2 ?

Thanks for your help.

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The frame ear is going to be the safer option. The pipe slider is probably only about 3 or 4 inches deep. That means only two inches of a 6ft pipe is actually supported.

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1-1/4" Speedrail common here.


I would look for the 1-1/4 frame ears and use 1-1/4 Aluminum pipe "Spedrail"

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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another option is just order the 12x12 Breakdown Frame 
https://modernstudio.com/collections/frames/products/12-x-12-frame-complete-w-corners-ears-6-breadown-tubes

You then have a complete frame if needed and only use parts when you need to T-Bone a rag.

Not sure how much the shipping and then import tax would be and if that would be cheaper than buying local.

I'm not sure where to search for a breakdown frame in AU.

 

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I think here most people buy the corners/ears from places like modern, matthews etc. then buy the frame lengths locally.

In my limited testing it seems like the 1 inch square tube starts to be pretty flimsy for a 12x, even if only T-boning. I'm leaning towards 1-1/4  like you mentioned, or 1-1/2 round pipe with the frame ear like Stuart suggests.

Thanks for the responses.

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Local pricing is usually the slightest amount cheaper than getting items shipped from the U.S. e.g. B&H.

Thanks for the link Ed. I guess this was my original concern - is it necessary to have the ends of 6 foot pipes supported by two screws each (Modern piece) or is it OK if they have one screw each (Matthews piece)?

I'm probably being overly cautious here but I'd rather make sure by researching online than ordering the wrong hardware.

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Compared to your original alternative, and as already mentioned, the Modern slider (010-2050) is very short and probably meant for a single piece to go through it, not two pieces. Wouldn't feel good about that at all.

Even though the longer Modern (010-2029) has more set screws, the length is what's going to make it a safer and more stable option.

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I didn't even notice that the Matthews one only had two T Screws.

 

All of ours have four and are longer as well.

 

Good catch.

 

 

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Thanks for your input Joseph & Ed.

Yes, I've found the Matthews photos often don't match the product.

Anyway I think I'll test out the Modern piece.

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