Post by chipper3344 on Jul 19, 2008 9:05:36 GMT -6
So i built my ladder golf set...and it game out really nice. The problem im finding is its very difficult to assemble it squarely. I put everything together and it always looks slightly crooked. My pieces are cut perfectly so its not a question of bad craftsmanship...its just i find it difficult to get the connectors on perpendicular or parallel to the pvc. Anyone have any tips or tricks on assembly to make it look really good and square. Also one rung keeps popping out and i dont want to use glue....and ideas on how to get it to stick better? Thanks.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 19, 2008 9:15:38 GMT -6
If your pieces are all cut the "exact" same size, then the problem is either the ends of the cuts aren't square (straight) or the ends aren't setting 100% into the connectors. I would recommend that you glue the end connectors on to "one" piece that keeps slipping out, but make sure it is 100% all of the way into the connector. You can still fully disassemble the ladder for storage since you are only glueing one end, the loose end. Sometimes, if the connectors seem fully seated, they are NOT. This will cause your ladder to look crooked. Tap the connectors on flush with a rubber mallet until they can't go any further. Another cause for crookedness is the PVC itself has slight warpage. This can be compounded as the ladder grows in size and cause the ladder to look awkward no matter how perfect the cuts/assembly.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 19, 2008 11:25:57 GMT -6
If that is the case, then that is the culprit for your ladder being awkward. The PVC isn't setting 100% into the joints due to you not wanting to make it impossible to remove (well understood). A solution would be to gently sand the end of the PVC ends that fit into the joints too tight just enough so they fit in all the way, but not too much so they are loose.