Cheap A-frame adaptor

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Munro277, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Nothing special really I bought a piece of carbon pole 200mm long of Fleabay. Cut it in half then used a piece of heat shrink to join two pieces.Two get a perfect fit I cut down and slightly sanded to silicone tube nozzles. Will use it next time I’m out ,but happy for £6
    Might put a wrap of cuben tape around each open end just because.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/rvJuc6UPiQi2ofc79

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  2. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Looks as good as owt you'd buy :thumbsup:
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  3. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    As above, looks like a nice neat job.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Start production, £25 each i recon :)
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  6. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Neater than mine which used plumbing pipe

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  7. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Nice! :thumbsup:

    Tara Poky made a very similar one with glued Cuben instead of heat shrink. She used 16/15mm tubes, what diameter did you use?

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  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    One of the sleeves popped off my LG DPTE, not sure how as it was a complete nightmare trying to get it back on again, it’s glued on now
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  9. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    O/D 16 mm. I/D 14 mm
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  10. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    Great job! Did you add any adhesive to the nozzles or heat shrink?
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  11. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    No just pushed the nozzles in after a bit of trimming. Heat shrink just heated on
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  12. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Heat shrink usually has an adhesive on the inside :)
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  13. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    ah ok, got it! :)
  14. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    But much cheaper:D
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  15. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    That’s similar to what I use to use the carbon pipe was only £5-6 tho
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