Slip-on pipe fittings handrail

by Logan Hendrickson February 19, 2011

Slip-on pipe fittings handrail

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.

Logan Hendrickson
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Logan
Logan

September 23, 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.

Gwynne
Gwynne

September 23, 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.

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