My first attempt at making a "BIB" hanger
It was a slow afternoon at work, no one else around, being the friday before a long weekend so I thought it was time to try building a BIB hanger. I realizing it would probably be the first of many, I didn’t try too hard to make it look pretty. After reading many of the homemade BIB hanger threads, I settled on 1-1/4 schedule 40 PVC pipe. Two pieces ~ 1.75” long were cut and split, on one side, lengthwise. They were heated in an 325 F oven for ~15 min, until pliable. After several very interesting attempts, I came to try clamping them around a round mandrel, a deep well socket wrench. That seemed to work, but the “U’s” seem to be deeper than most of the other home built pictures. We will see. I drilled the holes, contoured the flanges and, most importantly, rounded all the edges. The final pictures show the pieces with most of the hardware. I must still apply the silicone rubber beads inside, attach the strap and get some 8-32 self locking nuts for the bottom bolt and the strap bolts.
Remembering that this is a “quick and dirty” one to test the idea, I would appreciate all opinions and feed back.