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mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:00 pm    Post subject: Metal U-shaped things  Reply with quote    

What are they called? Have a thread at each end and you use them to hold a pipe or tube with either a board and nuts at the ends or a plate and nuts. Does that make sense? They're for holding the uprights of a polytunnel.

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

metal u-shaped thingys sounds good enough for me chuck!!!



judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If in doubt, 'thingy' always works

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sadly, screwfix don't recognise 'thingy'

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pipe bracket?

moggins



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know what you mean, I can't think what they are called though.

Have you tried U shaped bolts?

Last edited by moggins on Wed Mar 30, 05 4:47 pm; edited 1 time in total

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No ignore that last post. I know what you mean, but I'm still stuck with 'thingy'.

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about shackles?

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Panic over: He's found them in the First Tunnels catalogue: they're called snake clamps. Now we all know what to use next time we find an illegally parked snake.

moggins



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a U Bolt!!!

I've found them here but they don't seem to do them at Srewfix

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/base_station_accessories.htm

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know what you mean, but having just typed half a dozen terms into screwfix cannot see one of them

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done. I did go through about 16 pages of assorted bolts at screwfix

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks tons, Moggins and Jema: I knew someone here would know! The old chap was doing exactly what you did, Jema, with just as much success, so I said 'hang on a mo...' and lo and behold

Isn't Downsizer amazing?

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its not an exhaustpipe bracket? They come in different sizes, and are not just for exhaust pipes. Usually have a retaining plate with two holes for the U bolt, then held with nuts.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 05 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That too, Judy. the old chap is amazed at how this all works! They're being ordered from First Tunnels: much cheaper than Screwfix equivalents.

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