Q: How do I get my builds featured on your site?
A: We would love to see what you have built and feature it on the site! Share it on social using #makerpipe, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What can I build with Maker Pipe?
A: The only limit to what you can build is your imagination. Take a look at our idea gallery for inspiration and get creative!
Q: Can I use recycled or used pipe with your products?
A: Absolutely! The size of 3/4" EMT Conduit has remained unchanged for many years and it can be found in buildings of all kinds.
Q: What is the difference between your fittings and the ones I can get in the plumbing or electrical department at the hardware store?
A: Our fittings are purpose built for creating structures out of ordinary pipe. In general, hardware store fittings aren't designed to do that, and can be challenging at times to work with. We have addressed some of those issues by making Maker Pipe strong, reusable, and very easy to assemble.
Q: What is the difference between electrical conduit and furniture grade PVC pipe?
A: Furniture grade PVC pipe is a great DIY building material, but it has it's limitations. One of the main differences is strength. Electrical conduit is made out of steel and is much stronger then PVC.
Q: Where is the best place to buy pipe?
A: Our connectors work specifically with 3/4" EMT Conduit, which is a type of metal pipe/tube. It can be found at any hardware, home improvement, or electrical contractor store.
Q: Can I use black iron pipe with your products?
A: No, the outside diameter of black iron pipe is different. It is also much more expensive and challenging to work with then conduit.
Q: Do I need to thread my pipe materials before building?
A: No threading necessary. Our fittings clamp down on the outside of the pipe.
Q: Are these project builds safe for children?
A: Yes, Maker Pipe projects are lots of fun for kids and safe too. Our connectors do not have any sharp edges. Be sure to use our plastic end caps on any cut conduit ends or cover the entire pipe with shrink wrap.
Q: Is there a minimum order size I need to place with Maker Pipe?
A: We do not have a minimum order size. Order one connector or one thousand.
Q: How should I prepare my work area?
A: With only a few hand tools you can build using Maker Pipe fittings. You can also build just about anywhere, but a flat level floor and table are great to have.
Q: Do you offer phone support when ordering?
A: Yes, please call us at (843) 245-9747 for questions or assistance.
Q: What is the best way to contact Maker Pipe if I have a question about my order or build?
A: We would love to help, please visit our contact us page for details.