Stop the rattling EMT!!!

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Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by LeonardPotato » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:19 am

Hello wise sages of eplaya.
I am bringing a large shade structure built using 1in EMT.
I have the various pole lengths tied together with paracord to make 5 bundles
I did a test load a few weeks ago and couldn't find a way to get the poles to stop rattling together.
I don't know if it is one bundle hitting another or the poles within each bundle rattling together. Most likely both.

Any suggestions on how to secure the EMT so this problem goes away?
I have a tendency to hyper focus on little things like that and it is going to drive me crazy on my cross country trek.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Traveller in Time » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:27 am

Wrap the bundles of poles in a sleeping bag/ heavy jacket. Place heavy bag of clothes on top.
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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by sadie » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:31 am

Maybe ratchet straps would snug them up tighter than paracord. I know what you mean...the rattling makes me crazy too.
I have had luck with putting bungee balls around each bundle in 3 spots...both ends and the middle...each bundle is only 4 poles.
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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Luigi » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:48 am

I wrap 6 poles tightly with cheap black electrical tape. Load it on the roof rack and then use web cam lock straps to secure the bundles together, then tie to the rack.
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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Token » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:38 am

Palet Stretch Wrap.

The big hardware stores, Staples and the like, uhaul etc all have them.

Not too pricy either and useful year round.

Second tip, when attaching bundles to the vehicle, make sure the bundle is loaded with some amount of tension at both ends so its snug with the vehicle.

Third tip, if using any kind of flat textile strap, put twists in it so that air running over them at highway speeds doesn't turn them into a poorly tuned viola. Nothing like random persistent dischordent humm to drive you batty on the drive. Save that frustration for your playa sleep attempts.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by LeonardPotato » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:48 am

Token wrote:Palet Stretch Wrap.

The big hardware stores, Staples and the like, uhaul etc all have them.

Not too pricy either and useful year round.

I am unfortunately in an SUV that lacks some of the U.... so everything will be in the vehicle and not on top because the roof is basically all glass.
However, I think the Stretch Wrap is the answer.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Token » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:34 am

Ah, more info percolates.

Look at it this way, you will get that panorama of the sky as you drive them miles :)

So, for interior rattle, bicycle inner tubes to the rescue!

Get a few cheap ones, then just do the figure 8 pony-tail wrap to create bumpers for all them bundles.

You can even do a loose wrap mid-span, then air it up a bit.

Inner tubes are right up there with duct tape, coat hangers and the likes for holding the world together.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Traveller in Time » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:35 am

Imagining
LeonardPotato wrote: . . . in an SUV . . .
The trunk loaded stuck with poles inserted in cutout pieces of bicycle tubes rattling and rambling all the way.
Token wrote: . . .
So, for interior rattle, bicycle inner tubes to the rescue!
. . .
bicycle - tire - inner - tubes of course :D still a heavy load of rubber.
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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by BBadger » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Yeah, pallet wrap is great for that. Sure beats straps. You can also put some cardboard between them to dampen the rattling.
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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Token » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:36 pm

Low-tek pneumatics is where it's at.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by shai » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:34 am

I make bundles of 3 pieces conduit, wrap them with electrical tape, and combine those in to larger groups which I lock down with ratchet straps on our trailer roof rack. Loose pieces in groups larger than 3 are more prone to shifting/settling and stretching things out over the course of a long drive.

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Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Instead of fighting it...
Record that shit and play it back on playa as a DJ set.
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