Foam Handle for Bag From Pipe Insulation




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1. Pipe insulation, preferably self-sealing, but not necessary
2. Duct tape
3. Scissors

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Step 1: Cut the Pipe Insulation

  1. Cut the pipe insulation to about the size of the handle.
  2. Wrap it around the handle.
  3. If it is self-sealing pipe insulation, remove the plastic from the adhesive sides and press together.
  4. Reinforce the seal with duct tape on the inside of the pipe insulation.
  5. If the pipe insulation wears out, simply replace with a new piece
  6. Optionally, wrap the pipe insulation in duct tape for additional protection.

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    3 years ago

    Good work. The only brand I know for this stuff is FrostKing. I've used it to thicken the shaft of my kayak paddle. By the way, m ake another one but line the inside with tape and don't close the thing. That way you'll have a nice slip-on handle for heavy grocery bags.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Interesting idea. When you say tape on the inside, you mean sticky side on the inside of the pipe insulation?