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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2019, 07:18:04 AM »
That plastic cap takes a hell of a lot of pressure / area. If it doesn't break, it gets lost. Gaff tape, cloth, wood, valve stem covers, a penny, there are lots of things you can use instead. In historic venues, you'll need to do something, and the stock cap may not be sufficient!


I worry about stress in the body of the clamp too. If yours looks like it's cracking, replace it.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #106 on: June 07, 2019, 11:56:23 AM »
Does anyone have an extension pole longer than this?  I have it but it won't get high enough for large ampitheatres to stack tape, and I don't want to lug a whole stand in, I'd rather clamp to my seat:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546540-REG/Manfrotto_099B_3_Section_Extension_Pole_35.html

Alternatively, has anyone combined two of these?
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »
Does anyone have an extension pole longer than this?  I have it but it won't get high enough for large ampitheatres to stack tape, and I don't want to lug a whole stand in, I'd rather clamp to my seat:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546540-REG/Manfrotto_099B_3_Section_Extension_Pole_35.html

Alternatively, has anyone combined two of these?

I don't have it but, apparently, the Manfrotto 146B is longer than the 099B (137 - 314 cm). You might need an adapter like the Manfrotto 158 to mount it to a light stand base (or a jaw clamp), though.

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Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2019, 03:42:43 PM »
I have a 3 ft. extension I can add if the situation calls for it.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2019, 05:53:25 PM »
I found a great replacement for the screw top of a Windtech MPC clamp.

Bought another Windtech clamp and the top cap of the screw end came off when I was fidgeting with it straight otb.
I was not a fan of the valve stem cap I first used, but it worked.
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Fits perfectly. 
Slide it off the screw top end of the clamp just a bit, then clamp it to a stand; creates a soft, but solid connection with the slight amount of extra plastic of the "pip" of the cap as added protection for the stand.
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