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I built 10 sections of PVC pipe at 8 feet per panel. The problem is I used 3/4 PVC pipe and I ordered 120 1 inch finiales. The other problem is that these were ment to slide into a 1 inch opening instead of side over the top. I can not find plastic 1 inch finials that slide over. If you use 1/2 PVC you need 3/4 finials correct. Any other suggestions? I really want to use finials.
 

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The only other thing I can think of that may or may not work is to glue a small piece of 1" PVC onto the top of the fence so just enough sticks out to allow you to mount your finial too. I think the 1" PVC will slide over the 3/4"
 

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Here's how I attached my finials to my fence tops, and secured them with hot glue.

 

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Not sure if this helps or not - I don't recall the relative dimensions of my PVC tubing and finials - nor can I remember where I found the idea.

Perhaps I am aging.

I used a heat gun to soften the top of the PVC tubing then squished the finial down over it. Once the PVC hardened, the finial was lodged onto it. No glue.

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JD
 

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I built 10 sections of PVC pipe at 8 feet per panel. The problem is I used 3/4 PVC pipe and I ordered 120 1 inch finiales. The other problem is that these were ment to slide into a 1 inch opening instead of side over the top. I can not find plastic 1 inch finials that slide over. If you use 1/2 PVC you need 3/4 finials correct. Any other suggestions? I really want to use finials.
1/2" pvc use 1" finials to just slide over.
Otherwise you have to either dowel and peg, or use a heat gun to soften the pvc and slide the finial over, or drill the finial base and attach.

You can drill or heat with your sizing as it is now.
 

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The 3/4 coupling units worked really well. Bought 120 of them heated them up and popped them in. Worked out great. Took about 2 hours doing 120 of them though.

Thanks for the help.
 
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