How to Make PVC Clamps

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While you might not use a PVC clamp to propose to your significant other, there are many other uses for PVC clamps. PVC is the acronym for polyvinyl chloride. PVC and PVC clamps are found in homes and buildings around the world. PVC clamps are used to connect different pipes together. PVC is relatively cheap and available at your local hardware store. With a couple of easy steps, you can make your own PVC clamps.

Things You'll Need

  • PVC pipe
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Permanent marker
  • Vice grip
  • Hack saw
  • Measure the width of the PVC clamp with a tape measure.

  • Mark the area by drawing a straight line across the width of the pipe. Use a ruler and permanent marker.

  • Turn the handle of the vice grip counterclockwise to open the vice grip. Place the PVC pipe into the vice grip.

  • Turn the handle of the vice grip clockwise to close the vice grip. The marking on the PVC pipe should be face-up.

  • Cut the PVC pipe on the first marking using a hack saw. Place the saw on the surface of the PVC pipe. Apply pressure to the PVC pipe with the saw. Move the saw in short forward and backward motions. This makes a thin PVC ring.

  • Remove the larger PVC pipe from the vice clamp.

  • Place the thin PVC ring into the vice clamp. Half of the thin PVC ring should be exposed.

  • Cut a horizontal line using a hack saw.

  • Remove the cut PVC ring from the vice grip. Wrap the PVC ring around the desired item to use as a PVC clamp.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear protective gloves, goggles, and mask when cutting PVC pipes.

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