Q & A
Below we have Q & A that may assist you with different issues.
We have the page sectioned into :
- Connectors and Pipes
Connectors and Pipes
What pipe do I buy for connectors I purchased from Klever Cages?
The pipe needs to be AS 147 Series 1 , this is plumbing PVC pressure pipe.
I have listed the outside daiameter of the PVC pipe to fit our connectors below :
15mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 21.33mm
20mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 26.67mm
25mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 33.40mm
32mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 41.16mm
40mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 48.26mm
50mm PVC pipe outside diameter = 60.32mm
Can I use electrical conduit
Unfortunatley not as the outside diametre is different to PVC plumbing pipe.
Where can I buy the pipe?
We sell 1m , 20mm and 25mm clean pipe on our website or we have found that the PVC components fit best to PVC pressure pipe (plumbing) available from major hardware stores.
Why does my pipe not fit the connectors?
There can be confusion about the sizing of the pipe used to construct with the PVC components.
Hopefully I am able to assist with clearing this up below:
- The first thing about PVC pipe is that the size written on it is determined by the nominal bore size diameter not the actual and not the outside size . To get the OD (outside diameter) it will be the internal plus the wall thickness.
- So this means for a PVC pipe marked 20mm the outside diameter will not be 20mm, it will be the nominal internal diameter plus the wall size giving the total diameter.
What is the maximum span for my PVC pipe when constructing my project
I have found out this information and trial and error with building differnt projects and found
- 20mm pipe no more than 1m
- 25mm pipe no more than 1.5m
Then from there it is about half a meter each size up. It also depends on what you are using the structure for but without load the above is correct.
If you would like to go longer than this you can use tee pieces or L-tees to give the structure some reinforcement.
Will my project be ok in the sun. UV Stabiliser
Both the connectors and the pipes that we sell are UV stabilised. We have the pipes made custom for us and they contain (Titanium Dioxide) about 1.5 PPHR so they will last outdoors in our conditions.
What do I do if I require a part that I cannot see on your website?
If you cannot see a part that you require to finish your project please flick us an email and we can see what we can do.
How to place an order
If you need to know how to place an order click here
How do I pay by credit card
You are able to pay by credit card by using Paypal and Eway.
The requirements for both are listed below.
Eway - do not need to be a registered member
Paypal - requires to be a registered member of Paypal
What is Eway
eWAY is an Australian based and owned payment gateway. eWAY is an Australian alternative to PayPal. Using eWAY customers can process their payments in real time.
What is Paypal
PayPal is an American worldwide online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders. PayPal is one of the world's largest internet payment companies.
Klever Cages has flat rate postage Australia wide.
The costs are as follows -
- 0-1 kg $9
- 1-3 kg $14
- 3-5 kg $19
- 5-7 kg $24
- 7-9 kg $30
Our parcels are sent via Australia Post and we aim to post parcels within 24 hours of purchase (business days)
General estimated delivery times are:
- South East Queensland 3 business days
- Rest of Queensland 4-5 business days
- Sydney 4 business days
- Melbourne 5 business days
- Other Capital Cities 6-7 business days
- Country Areas Varies 4-6+ business days
- Western Australia 7+ business days
- International orders please allow at least 3-4 weeks depending on your location.
Please note these are just a guide only. There are often unexpected transit delays also, particularly during peak periods, seasonal holiday times and public holidays, so it is best to allow a little longer than these estimated delivery times.
International buyers – please note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or postage cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.