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As mentioned, use conduit connectors. They are thinner and work just as well.
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I have never used pipe clamps. Instead I made a batch of cam clamps, from 6" to 4'. Worked very nicely, and very inexpensive to make, I figured out the smaller ones ran me about 25 cents each.

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Have bought the 3/4" clamps from HF and then picked up a few lengths of thick wall Electrical conduit at Lowe's. They threaded both ends after I had them cut it in 1/3rds and the other cut in 1/2. There was a coupling on each 10 ft. length of pipe.
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Connecting lengths of pipe to extend the clamping length of a work piece is one of the significant advantages of using a pipe clamp. It's a great idea!

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This is not a sticky coating, I know what a pipe coating is for I sold millions of feet of pipe in my career, this is shiny and smooth like varnish.
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Thanks Chuck, I'll try that
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I remembered too Dan that there is a spring on the pawl that you have to lift to slide it down. Up is not a problem but it dies come into play when you start tightening. Any chance the spring is too weak to get the teeth making good contact so that you get the proper wedging effect when you start tightening?
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The Bessey 3/4 pipe clamps are plenty strong. I had a 4x4 post on a door in my garage which had bowed away from my brick wall of my shop. I used 2 Bessey clamps to bend the 4x4 back so I could attach it to the brick wall. I moved it about a 1/2 inch using the Bessey clamps. They never slipped.
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All this talk of 3/4 pipe. Stirred up and old memory. I had a 20’ piece in the 70s I will find a use some day. Sure enough,35 years later, four nice pipe clamps. Cleaned and primed.
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I have never used pipe clamps. Instead I made a batch of cam clamps, from 6" to 4'. Worked very nicely, and very inexpensive to make, I figured out the smaller ones ran me about 25 cents each.
Yeah, right.
Just wondering how you would use those clamps instead of these clamps.
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