Slip-on pipe fittings handrail

February 19, 2011 2 Comments

When we were trying to get our final inspection, we failed because the wood handrail was wider than 3". To solve the problem we hung a galvanized pipe on the adjacent wall using these slip-fittings (this was before I could really weld). You can buy these fittings online but they're kind of pricey. Luckily, I found mine at Harbor Freight, they were the last ones and I've never seen them carry them again.

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September 22, 2015

Are these like the galvanized ones with threaded ends available at Home Depot? I have a DIY project in mind on the back patio but I’m worried about how much weight they’ll support (it’s holding on by just a thread, of course). We wanted to build a track across a ceiling beam where we could hang hooks with chair hammocks on it to slide them back and forth. But I don’t know if those threads would support human weight. Hmm.


September 22, 2015

That sounds like a really cool idea. These are the slip fittings, but the threaded pipe fittings would be very strong. I wouldn’t worry about the fittings, I’d worry about the length of pipe. Hope this helps.

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