OUR VIDEOS GALLERY MEMBER SPONSORSHIP VENDOR SPONSORSHIP

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Securing PVC pipe to the roof rack

  1. #1
    Patrol Freak Mc4by's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Mandurah W.A.
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks
    270
    Thanked 528 Times in 279 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Securing PVC pipe to the roof rack

    Looking for ideas about how to secure 100 mm PVC tubing to the roof rack.
    I was thinking downpipe brackets but wondered if there were better ways.
    Also, locking end caps! Is there such a thing?
    As I lay there looking up, taking in the spectacular view that was the night sky and the multitude of stars I asked myself, where did my tent go?

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many

     

  3. #2
    Patrol God threedogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Melb
    Posts
    33,209
    Thanks
    10,236
    Thanked 9,809 Times in 7,322 Posts
    Mentioned
    103 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    You can buy 100mm clamps from places like Reece, Rhino also have special brackets as well.
    Plus you can buy locking screw ends as well
    04 ST 3lt auto, not enough Mods to keep me happy, but getting there

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to threedogs For This Useful Post:

    Mc4by (17th March 2019)

  5. #3
    ......... MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Yarra Valley
    Posts
    5,678
    Thanks
    13,265
    Thanked 6,102 Times in 2,861 Posts
    Mentioned
    299 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Heaps of good ideas on Google Mc4by mate.
    https://krsaustralia.com.au/product-...y/pipe-clamps/
    Yanks have some cool ideas too on Google.

    Our old man in the day just used standoff plumbing saddles but it was pretty horid on the corrugated tracks and some broke IIRC.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MB For This Useful Post:

    Mc4by (17th March 2019), Rossco (22nd March 2019)

  7. #4
    Legendary
    PeeBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Melbourne South east
    Posts
    3,202
    Thanks
    2,659
    Thanked 2,625 Times in 1,598 Posts
    Mentioned
    134 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have seen screw on caps fitted with the simple sliding door 90 deg rotation locks, so all you do is offset the hole in the screw on cap and provide a slot in the PVC tube so the tang rotates into it. I have mounted PVC tubes on the roofrack before using large 'u' clamps - multitude of sizes avail - google it for best results or ebay. There are PVC fittings that allow you to glue the threaded end cap in place then screw on the cap - very simple.
    Manufacturer of the Complete Camp Oven System

    Website:http://davesstuff.net/

    Vendor Page: http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forum...ar-That-Works/

    Tuturial Video's: http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forum...ted-on-Youtube

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to PeeBee For This Useful Post:

    Mc4by (17th March 2019)

  9. #5
    I am he, fear me the evil twin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    W.A. (wandering aust)
    Posts
    6,285
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked 6,371 Times in 3,197 Posts
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Cheapest solution..

    100mm Saddles (bend the feet to suit)
    Hasp and Staple for the endcap lock, staple on the endcap, hasp on the pipe (bend the staple to suit)

    Sexiest solution...

    Off the shelf fittings from larger plumber supplies outlets (Reece etc)
    Last edited by the evil twin; 17th March 2019 at 01:17 PM.
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to the evil twin For This Useful Post:

    Mc4by (17th March 2019), threedogs (17th March 2019)

  11. #6
    Patrol Freak Mc4by's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Mandurah W.A.
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks
    270
    Thanked 528 Times in 279 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys for the replies.
    Many options available depending on how creative I choose to be.
    A trip to Bunnings is in order.
    As I lay there looking up, taking in the spectacular view that was the night sky and the multitude of stars I asked myself, where did my tent go?

  12. #7
    Beginner
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some good ideas that could be useful for my upcoming roof rack! Will have to see what I can find.

  13. #8
    Travelling Podologist Cuppa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ballarat, Vic
    Posts
    6,312
    Thanks
    1,698
    Thanked 6,202 Times in 2,623 Posts
    Mentioned
    120 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a length of PVC pipe mounted inside, so a bit awkward to photograph - hence 3 pics. The pipe & it's mounts are what Telstra had mounted on the roof to carry conduit lengths, I just shortened the pipe to suit my purpose. Mounts are 3 piece aluminium castings. Suspect they may be a 'Rhino' product as the orange end caps have the Rhino logo.

    IMG_0827.jpgIMG_0833.jpgIMG_0834.jpg
    Last edited by Cuppa; 22nd March 2019 at 08:25 PM.

    2006 4.2TDi ex-Telstra Remote area Camper. 425w roof mounted solar, 360Ah Aux batts, BCDC1240, Onboard hot & cold pressurised & filtered water, (25 litre hot water calorifier), ARB fridge, ARB freezer, Built in kitchen, 240v, 3 Genie exhaust + dynotune, 2 lift, Lovells GVM upgrade, ROH Blaktrak steel wheels, Bridgestone D697s, Redarc gauges/pillarpod, Hema HX-1, CB, dual rear view cameras, Onboard 30amp Victron mains charger, second glovebox, dual seat conversion, Tyredog TPMS, Boss PX7 onboard air with 9 litre tank, 350w inverter, Steel bullbar, Harrop Eaton diff lock (front), Warn winch, Snorkel, Dual spares , 160 litre water tank, 2010 Tvan Tanami. (incl another 70 litre water tank) with matching wheels/tyres (& 3rd spare)
    A Nomadic Life
    The Big Trip Blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •