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Structure - a generic word for just about anything that will support something else. Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fittings were made to be structural. They can support a lot of weight (see catalog for technical specs) allowing you to build something tough. Put it to test, you'll find the connects as strong or stronger than a welded connection.
In this post, we show you how Charles Rankin used Kee Klamp to build a Pull-up Bar to help him train for the World Record for Chin-ups in a 24 hour period.
Choose from 4 different types of Outdoor Banner Frames for your business and learn the advantages of using Kee Klamp.
Gym memberships add up quickly and are always crowded at the times you want to go. Manufactured gym equipment can get extremely costly, is very heavy, and is difficult to move. How about you try building your own gym at home? It's easier than you might think.
We've compiled a list of 5 easy assemble trade show booths and displays that take advantage of Kee Klamp pipe fittings to help you avoid frustration at your next event.
Choosing the right material for your Obstacle Race Course build is crucial. You want an obstacle that is not only creative and will push the limits of your participants but a structure that is cost effective and able to keep up with the amount of abuse put on it. There are three main types of material that can be used to build obstacles...
Years ago, our local YMCA had purchased some slip-on fittings to create a water slide for their pool area. After 10 years, the pipe and fittings were starting to rust through due to the constant exposure to the chlorinated water. Most of the lower half of this structure was now compromised. It was no longer safe for the kids to climb, leaving it out of commission.
Follow the work of Lehigh University students as they construct a structure that can change it's shape. Kee Klamp and pipe feature heavily in this unique university experiment.
Long time customer, Dan Harden, had some Kee Klamp fittings left over from an old project. When his son took up an interest in lacrosse, Dan got the idea to build him a high quality net using some leftover fittings.
Bernard Tschumi wanted to design the exhibit himself, using original structures to showcase his work. To accomplish this, Bernard turned to Simplified Building and Kee Klamp fittings. Simplified Building not only provided the fittings and pipe, but also the major installation work that took place on site inside the Pompidou Center.
Stephen Takacs is a photographer from Columbus, Ohio with a creative mission. He wants to get people to experience the inner workings of a camera. To do this, Stephen has created a giant camera obscura that people can walk inside to get a better understanding of how a camera works.
Shade Haven's primary product is a portable shade structure that can be moved around the field. The purpose of the structure is to keep cows cool, making them more productive milkers. They quote a stack of scientific opinion on their web site that demonstrates the profitability of shading your cattle from the hot summer sun.
Boomerracks has invested it's attention into the youth of the St. Louis area. They do this by encouraging the use of their talents in the construction of "green", useful and fun bike rack structures.
Myseum's Jeff Deutch has come up with an amazing way for kids to experience the science behind pendulums. His exhibit pictured here allows kids to see how different pendulum lengths released simultaneously can create an awe-inspiring visual display.
Build yourself a wisteria pergola that can withstand the weather and the wind using pipe and fittings. In this project, Peter uses Kee Klamp to create create a wisteria trellis that has industrial strength and a modern look. Be inspired by this wisteria support idea!
When Esquire in Japan wanted to bring industrial style to their office, they turned to a decor that utilizes Kee Klamp fittings. Kee Klamp fittings allow you to create unique industrial decor without the overhead of threading or welding. The fittings connect to the pipe with a simple set screw, which means that creating a modern looking office doesn't have to become a painful ordeal.
We were lucky to find Kee Klamp fittings from Simplified Building. The Kee Klamps solved all types of joints needed in greenhouses, were very easy to assemble and disassemble, and provided enough structural strength and rust durability.
In this structure Kee Klamp fittings form the top and bottom connections to the main structure. Elbows were used to connect the horizontal and vertical pipes together to form the base structure for the wooden shade unit. Using an allen wrench this entire shade piece could be disconnected and packed for safe shipping across the country.
I was looking for a way make a pull-up bar that could be used for more than just a pull-up bar and be easy to setup and take down. When I found this website I looked through the projects and came up with some ideas for my own design on a free standing pull-up bar that would work with the small apartment I live in.
Kee Klamp turns up in the most unusual places. Jerry, from Colorado, used Kee Klamp fittings to construct a support system for an ultrasonic water testing device. The structure was built to cantilever out over the edge of a spillway. His design featured the ability to swing the unit over to the side so that the sensor could easily be maintained.
If you've ever priced a room divider, you'll know that they're not exactly cheap. If you're looking for a creative, industrial looking alternative you can build your own bulletin board room divider with pipe, Kee Lite fittings and standard cork board.
When it comes to home brewing your own beer, some people get serious! Michael, from Philly, sent us this picture of his home brew structure built out of Kee Lite pipe fittings. The structure has a place for burners to boil and prepare the mash and wort. The brew then flows to the cooler to bring the tempreture down to prepare for fermentation.
Greg, from Indiana, has built more than one finish line structure with Kee Klamp. The one picture above is his latest construction. To make the system easier to transport he has combined the use of steel pipe (for the base) and PVC pipe for the top section. Standard Schedule 40 PVCpipe fits fine into the fittings.
The folks at Bickers Action specialize in getting those fast-moving vehicle shots that we are all used to seeing. One of their tricks to their trade is the use of Kee Klamp fittings to build the appropriate structures to support their camera equipment. Kee Klamp fittings provide a modular, yet sturdy, structure that can be used to attach film equipment to the outside of a vehicle.
Sky Barn is a dream tree house that he constructed in his backyard for his children. Sky Barn is an amazing structure that features the use of Kee Lite pipe fittings.
Pictures and short overview of fishing weirs that were built in the interior of Alaska using Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
A structure that blocks A/C compressor sound from a getting to the neighbor.
Festival stage canopy that was constructed with the help of Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
A DIY free-standing flat screen TV stand made out of Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings and aluminum pipe.
A backyard grape vine trellis that was built using pipe, wire rope and Kee Klam pipe fittings.
A project that uses Kee Klamp pipe fittings to fabricate and exhibit for a museum.
Solar panel structure extended with Kee Klamp pipe fittings to make room for more solar panels.
A medical scanner transport structure made from Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Zoos are a great place to utilize the flexibility and durability of Kee Klamp pipe fittings. Kee Klamp can be used to build handrail, custom cages and signage.
A cooking stations for a boat porch made from aluminum pipe fittings and aluminum pipe.
A freestanding, portable parkour structure that was built by Ayren at Base Fittness with Kee Klamp pipe fittings and pipe.
This parkour structure was built using Kee Klamp pipe fittings. It was constructed at the Miami Freeruning and Parkour Academy. The angular braces in the corner serve to make the longer distances more rigid. Schedule 80 pipe is recommended for the longer spans of pipe.
Lifeguard chairs and stands that are made from Kee Klamp galvanized pipe fittings and pipe.
Trade show booth built for New Tech Kites.
Project that used Kee Klamp pipe fittings to construct a unique stairway shelving and mounting system. This system support an entertainment center, acts a railing system and has an shelf system for CDs and DVDs.
A portable trade show support structure that was constructed by Fawnsberg Stationary company for the National Stationary Show. The trade show support structure was made with aluminum pipe and Kee Klamp and Kee Lite pipe fittings.
This picture shows you how to build a gate with Kee Klamp pipe fittings. This gate was used as the entrance to a play area at the Chicago Children's Museum.
Video wall support structure built from Kee Klamp pipe fittings and schedule 40 pipe. This video wall is modular and portable. The fittings allow it to be easily transported and reassembled.
Custom made backyard gymnastic bar made from 1" aluminum pipie and Kee Lite pipe fittings. This is a simple backyard gym bar that you can easily DIY.
Support for a porch built with Kee Klamp pipe and fittings. This structure was built to expand and repair an existing porch structure.
Custom dog beds that are constructed with our PVC pipe and fittings.
A structure built as a flight cage for rehabilitating wild birds that have been injured.
Spartan Race Pull-Up Challenged was sponsored by Simplified Building. Check out this post and see the pictures from the event.
An outdoor table that rolls. Built with pipe, casters and Kee Klamp fittings.
Industrial canopy pipe bed frame made with black pipe and Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Trailer with a custom railing and gate built from Kee Lite aluminum fittings.
A custom reloading bench and storage shelf system built with Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Custom animal cages for zoos and animal parks can be constructed of Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Free standing sign supports made from Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings.
This free standing sign support was constructed for O'Reilly Publishing's 2011 Maker Faire. It was used to support signage outside of their various stages.
Adjustable sign mount found at the Buffalo Zoo made from Kee Klamp fittings.
Reusable finish line structure that was built using Kee Klamp fittings.
More pictures of the extreme obstacles used at the Spartan Race.
Modern Grapevine Trellis Made from Kee Klamp Fittings outside a modern home in Minnesota.
Final pictures on the McFetter Residence. This home, designed by Channing Glover, features many uses of Kee Lite aluminum fittings.
Kee Lite aluminum fittings and pipe used to support a pergola structure.
Kee Lite Cube Structure for London-based Contortionist Act
BMX Bike Obstacles Built with Kee Lite Aluminum Fittings
Photos and video of the monkey bars and cargo net obstacles at the NY state Spartan Race.
A solar panel support structure in Malta constructed from Kee Klamp fittings.
Updated cargo net climbing structure built fo the Spartan Race.
An update on our previous project that used a straight piece of pipe. The version of the project uses a telescoping aluminum flagpole to make the system more portable.
Preview of the obstacles that were constructed for an extreme race called the spartan race. Obstacles were constructed of Kee Klamp fittings to provide a strong obstacle that would be modular in nature.
DIY Endzone Camera with Flag Pole. This project utilizes and adjustable flag pole to provide an easy way to store and transport the entire system.
A water filtration structure for a village in Africa constructed out of Kee Klamp fittings. This application shows off a number of the useful features of Kee Klamp fitting.
Overview of some Kee Klamp retail benches, shelves and structural units that are being used in Reebok retail mall stores.
Completed space saving studio workstation made from Kee Klamp fittings and pipe.
Kee Klamp tower built in central Paris' Catadium sports wear store.
Lace Fence creates amazing metal fabric fences that are both functional and pleasant to look at. Take a look at the pictures and understand why the designers choose to use Kee Klamp fittings in the construction of their fences.
Hoop house and high tunnel design ideas along with information on how to attach plastic sheeting to pipe structures. Hoop houses and high tunnel greenhouses are simple structures that help farmers extend the growing season.
Adjustable and portable pull up bar designed with Kee Klamp components.
DIY Endzone Camera that was designed a cost-effective and portable solution to expensive endzone camera tripods on the market.
An endzone camera support structure built by one of our team for a customer who was looking for a a DIY solution.
Build a PVC pipe support stand for a sink.
This sukkuah was designed and constructed by Ariel and Dana. They built this Sukkah to use during the Jewish celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Offset lighting grid that attached to the sides and angled eves of the building.
DIY end zone camera being built by our very own Sam Wender.
If you're building your own solar array, you need a simple system to support the solar panels at the proper angle. This project will show you how to build a structural frame for supporting solar panels.
Four crazy women (self described) from the mid-west built this structure from PVC to support a clothesline. If youre interested in learning about how they did it, then please visit the project page.
Check out this Solar Panel Frame project that uses Kee Klamp fittings to build a solar panel support system that is durable, adjustable and easy to install.
Kite buggy made from Kee Klamp components, pipe and few other components.
Build a solar panel support system from Kee Klamp fittings. The adjustable nature of the fittings allows for speedy assembly and adjustability after the structure is in place.
Translucent awning structure built to create a rain free place to work.
Kee Klamp fittings used to build a Wind Turbine on top of a renovated bus.
We were inspired during a trip to France with creating a garden arched walkway. Commonly called Monet's Arch, these structures aren't available commercially in anything but small sections, but we wanted a 50ft walkway. So we created one with pipe, Kee Klamp fittings and some powder coating.
Kee Klamp structure for attaching signage to the outside of a building.
Elegant pipe bed construction made with Kee Lite fittings constructed by Marla S.
This simple display tower enable you to display three signage areas with an adjustable height of between 4' 6" and 8' (which is determined by your pipe lengths). It packs down small enough to fit on a box you can put on a plane. This was a design we used to display our signs at MAKEs Maker Faire.
i'm designing a large shading structure to span between two Quonset huts. the shading structure will have a segmented, curved top that stands 17' tall at the tallest and has a 20'x35' footprint. i'm hoping that connecting the ends to the huts will allow me to avoid horizontal or diagonal bracing.
Soccer Goal made with Kee Klamp
Ideas of how to use Kee Klamp fitting around your house and yard.
Outdoor folly for entertaining guest
Project to build a tire rack out of Kee Klamp