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I've been looking for pipe clamps on Craigslist forever with no luck. So now I'm thinking I'm going to to need to buy them new. Anyone know where to get piping at low cost? Thanks for your help!

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I've been looking for pipe clamps on Craigslist forever with no luck. So now I'm thinking I'm going to to need to buy them new. Anyone know where to get piping at low cost? Thanks for your help!

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If all else fails, go to either HD or Lowes. Buy the ten foot stick and ask them to cut and thread in whatever lengths you need.

$10 bucks for 10 foot stick of 1/2 inch black pipe is pretty cheap. 3/4" is a little more.

Just in case you aren't aware, you do need them threaded on one end at least - both if you plan to use couplings.

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What MT said. That was going to be my suggestion. Do Lowes if you are a veteran and get the 10% discount.
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Thanks. I think I'll try Lowes. I have a gift card and I'm military
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Thanks. I think I'll try Lowes. I have a gift card and I'm military
Pick up a few pipe couplings out of the electrical department. The couplings for rigid steel conduit are thinner than the pipe couplings. See pic below.

Note: I have been going through a similar situation as you only I just wanted more to go with what I have.

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HD will thread the pipe for you for free. The pipe is pretty inexpensive (galvanized is less expensive than black, but they both work).

I even wanted a couple pieces cut then threaded and they did it for me on the spot!

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What MT said. That was going to be my suggestion. Do Lowes if you are a veteran and get the 10% discount.
Home Depot also gives a 10% discount for active military and veterans.
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I just went to Home Depot and bought a 10 foot ¾ inch galvanized pipe. I had to glue a folding door 78 inches long so I needed an extension for my pipe clamp. I had the Home Depot guy cut an extension off a 10 foot pipe for my job. I then had him cut the left over in half and thread both ends so I could make 2 more pipe clamps. I had my eye on the Bessey H-seires pipe clamps with the feet on them. I kind of like the shorter pipe clamps, they seem handy. It makes it so easy to lengthen the pipe using the electrical connectors which I found out about on this forum. Just make sure you have your pipe threaded on both ends.
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