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Topic # 232134 31-Mar-2018 15:10
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Ok I bought a glasshouse dismantled it and am in the process of reassembling it, but somehow the stupid gosh darned thing has moved off the level slightly, so i either need to re-dismantle it or put up with it, i have chosen to put up with it cause i'm lazy.

 

 

 

Anyway this means in a few place the glass panels don't fit correctly lengthwise, so I either have to

 

-trim the glass, which knowing my DIY skills will turn to custard,

 

OR

 

-increase the overlap between the sheets of glass

 

The second option is the most idiot proof option, however i can't find any overlap clips that are larger than 1cm in height

 

 

 

This is what an overlap clip looks like

 

https://www.wintergardenz.co.nz/store/p20/Glasshouse_Lapping_Clips_25pk.html

 

The only thing even near to what i want is the below, but they don't ship to NZ anyway

 

https://www.amazon.com/50-Formed-Greenhouse-Overlap-Clips/dp/B009INGX4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522460892&sr=8-1&keywords=Greenhouse+Overlap+Glazing+Clips

 

 

 

But I would prefer a local source, and i am on a budget

 

The problem is I have an image in my head of a longer clip that i have seen somewhere that would be ideal, but for the life of me i can't remember where or in what context

 

 

 

as ususal any help would be appreciated





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  Reply # 1986431 31-Mar-2018 16:46
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Clips look like aluminium.

 

Depends on how many you want.

 

If it was me I would go to a metal workshop and get some similar gauge and similar width strips cut.... and bend them by hand.

 

You would need to make sure the aluminium a reasonably soft grade.

 

Maybe an old aluminium cake container or billy could be pressed into doing the job.

 

Beer cans might be a bit too thin, but you would enjoy yourself trying :-)

 

 





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  Reply # 1986433 31-Mar-2018 16:51
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Edenlite NZ sell them

https://edenlite.co.nz/product/eden-lap-clips-20pk/




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  Reply # 1986453 31-Mar-2018 17:27
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MikeB4: Edenlite NZ sell them

https://edenlite.co.nz/product/eden-lap-clips-20pk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep i saw those, unfortunately they appear to be the same 10mm ones I already have, I need either 15mm or 20mm ones, but I can only find 10mm ones.

 

Hence those English bend to length ones look ideal





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  Reply # 1986454 31-Mar-2018 17:29
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Gordy7:

 

Clips look like aluminium.

 

Depends on how many you want.

 

If it was me I would go to a metal workshop and get some similar gauge and similar width strips cut.... and bend them by hand.

 

You would need to make sure the aluminium a reasonably soft grade.

 

Maybe an old aluminium cake container or billy could be pressed into doing the job.

 

Beer cans might be a bit too thin, but you would enjoy yourself trying :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep they are aluminium, apparently, I should have thought of an old cake tin or something, i was at an op-shop earlier today and there probably was something suitable floating around

 

 

 

Cheers





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  Reply # 1986547 31-Mar-2018 20:28
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The sides of aluminium cans are very thin and won't do what you need, the base is much heavier and could be just right.

Cut the bottom off, hammer it flat (gently), and cut to size.




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  Reply # 1986559 31-Mar-2018 20:58
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I see them on eBay, ask if they will ship internationally.



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  Reply # 1988737 5-Apr-2018 12:32
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cheers all, found an old aluminium oven tray and have taken to it with tin snips, seems to work fine





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