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Creating your own solid soccer goals out of steel is easier than you think. This post details how this Brisbane familty created their own soccer goal using galvanised steel pipe and clamp fittings.

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One of the best features of mallable Iron pipe fittings is the versatility that they offer in creating almost anything you could imagine. As an added bonus, the fastening system means that it is easy to install and take down again, making it useful for both permanent and temporary installations. Combine the fittings with lengths of pipe steel, and the imagination is your biggest limitation. To give you an idea of some uses for clamp and steel pipe, we have compiled a little list of some of the different things people have used pipe clamps to construct.

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Chain Wire or Chain link fencing is one of the most versatile types of fencing meshes, used for a wide variety of applications in domestic, rural, commercial and industrial fencing. There are a lot of different options when choosing chain wire mesh, and this guide aims to clarify the most common questions people have to the various specifics available when choosing the right products to make their chain wire fence. Click here for a guide to chain fire fencing.

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How to fix snake mesh to an existing fence line and create a snake proof barrier ...

  • Use a concrete strip under the gate with mesh touching the ground and outsides of the gate / fence to stop snakes gaining entry
  • Use hog ring (sometimes referred to as MASPRO) wire clips to attach mesh to an existing wire fencing material
  • Use galvanised steel tent pegs to hold the mesh firmly on the ground and stop snakes from being able to get under the mesh
  • Going around a corner - cut extra mesh to cover the section and provide a continuous mesh cover on the ground
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There are a number of different methods and materials available to fix your mesh products to posts or other structural components. Knowing what you can use will help you make the right choice based on your project.

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We are occasionally asked about the effects of the zinc coating used on all sorts of steel products including welded wire mesh and their effects on birds and animals. There are various ways in which zinc (galvanising) is applied to steel products to prevent rusting. The most common and most effective form of galvanising is by the "hot dip" process, which immerses the steel product in molten zinc - this deposits a thick coating of zinc and is far more effective than electro-galvanising which always produces a thinner and brighter coating. The thicker the zinc coating, the longer the product will last in any environment compared to electro galvanising (also called electro plating).

Excessive zinc ingestion or consumption is not good for any animal, bird or human for that matter. So here are a few tips on how to manage your galvanised product where you want to. The following is in the context of keeping birds within an enclosure using a galvanised mesh product.

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