just a quick discussion about chan dogs/ tiedowns. does anyone have an idea of how to make one out of water pipe and steel plate. any idea's and/or plans would be greatly appreciated.

caarntedd3 years ago
I just googled images for "load binders" and got some good pics. They are so simple that you can see how they are constructed and how they work just by looking at the photos.
tskil5 (author)  caarntedd3 years ago
thanks, being an aussie, i didn't know what else to call a "dog" but your suggestion was great and i now remember how they work.
canucksgirl3 years ago
I have no idea how to make tie downs with water pipe and steel plate, but having worked in the trucking industry, I have seen some creative solutions. If you can get to a car wrecker, you should be able to get some long seat belts fairly cheap. Then figure out how long you need your tie downs, and cut the seat belt to length. You'll want to melt the cut ends so the fabric doesn't fray and then put in some grommets on either end. To attach your new tie downs, you'll need to add a short length of heavy duty bungee cord (to each end) or even use a rubber inner tube from a bicycle (with some MacGyving). The seat belts are incredibly strong, and should work for almost any application. If you don't think that will work for you, then perhaps you could reply with a bit more information on the type of load you need secured and weight etc.

I hope that helps. ;)
Do you want to make a post that you can bury in the ground to chain a dog too?

Take your steal pipe and weld it to the plate the bury it. If you don't have a welder then use threaded steal pipe with a flange. Be sure to use heavy duty lock tight or JB weld on the threads so it can't be unscrewed. Then bolt the flange to the plate and bury the whole thing.