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    I'm looking for a good and convenient way to wrap steel banding tightly around a masonry chimney. I mean the type of banding that holds stacks of lumber together for shipping, and other stuff like that. I only want it for a single non-critical use, so I want to avoid buying special tools and a lot of banding that I will never use again. Looking online, I find a product called BAND-IT EARLOKT buckles that clamp the banding once it's tight. After watching the instructional videos, I think I can figure out a way to tighten the band without buying the special tool. Does anyone know about these things or anything similar? Is there any way to buy just a few of the buckles and just a few yards of banding? Stainless steel banding might be preferable so I wouldn't have to worry about it rusting, but I could probably also scrounge some used banding at a construction site or somewhere else where it is tossed out. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • #2
    Have a friend that works at a place with a were house, see if yea can get a few yards of band and borrow the tool on a weekend.

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    • #3
      The band material for the bandit is not the same as what they use to band lumber or for shipping. The bandit is much heavier and tougher.
      I have and use both kinds

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      • #4
        Band it is stainless, ideal for outside and masonry, I have one we used to strap thermocouples and vibration sensors on pipes and stuff ( pcm) comes in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2” in rolls, bus companies use them, telecom uses them, signage and utilities.
        just a hammer needed.
        mark

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        • #5
          You could drill a couple of holes and use a screw like a pipe clamp.
          Helder Ferreira
          Setubal, Portugal

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          • #6
            Bend up and fold over an ear on each end, drill through them and tighten with threaded rod? Allows tightening later if things stretch/loosen.
            Last edited by MrWhoopee; 09-21-2022, 09:26 AM.
            It's all mind over matter.
            If you don't mind, it don't matter.

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            • #7
              Look at Water Heater strapping. Bolt the 2 pieces together and tighten away. Simple and cheap.

              Mike

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              • #8
                Look up Antenna mounts for chimney they have all the hardware you would need.

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                • #9
                  Will something like this work? You can get different lengths.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by portlandRon View Post
                    Look up Antenna mounts for chimney they have all the hardware you would need.
                    I was going to mention that. Used to be able to buy chimney mount kits that came with stainless steel banding in ratchet clamps. I remember these at Radio Shack back in the day.

                    JL......

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the suggestions. The water heater straps, the antenna mounts and the Breeze Make A Clamp all look like great ideas.

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