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1 year, 1 month ago
I have a phone/tablet support that is made of two bars of maleable aluminium. It was joined with a plastic cover that broke. How can I join the two bars again?
Maybe there is some kind of device like a hollow cylinder that I can wrap around the bars and using some screws to hold the bars tight?
Or maybe some kind of material that can be molded over the two bars and then becomes strong when heated?
The support is this one:
In the photo, the bar on the left is also aluminium but it's covered in plastic. I can remove that plastic.
Feb 18, 2022 at 14:25
Stop a power company crew and ask them to crimp a straight splice for aluminum wire to those two parts, bring donuts. Check your home store for clamp connectors or at an electrical supply store for a connector similar to the one shown below.
Feb 18, 2022 at 15:49
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If you're not worried about the physical appearance of the finished part, an epoxy putty could be used.
Feb 18, 2022 at 14:41
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A small worm gear hose clamp (radiator clamp, jubilee clip, worm drive hose clamp, or screw hose clamp) might work to hold the pieces together. You could wrap the pieces together with rubber gasket material beneath the clamp to help spread the force a bit.
Feb 18, 2022 at 15:15
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Silicone tape, stetch it tight and wrap it round it will bind them together tightly.
Silicone putty is another option. Sugru is one brand that I know of.
Polyester putty is an option too. "body filler" or "builders filler".
String and superglue can work too. bind them tightly with cotton string or linen thread, then add glue to harden the knot and eliminate slipping.
Feb 18, 2022 at 22:22
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