Aha! Figured it out: Ferrocement raccoon armature

So, instead of resolving how to get my three way tee couplings to stick to the copper pipe pieces, I ended up changing out all my copper tee couplings for a slightly different copper tee coupling (1/2 inch by the way)…My replacement Tees go Outside the pipe instead of inside, & they hold really well…So, problem solved…

Now I have the structural strength needed to hold everything up when I add the chicken wire (galvanized) & the concrete mix…

Materials seen here(& unseen pipe cutter): One 6 foot copper pipe cut by hand with a pipe cutter tool into, 4 legs of 6 inches each, 4 three inch parts for the body frame, one long 12 inch part for the spine (cut at 3 inch lengths at the head & the tail to add a tee coupling), three inches copper pipe upwards at head & tail, two elbow couplings to point the head & tail parts, one six inch pipe for the head, & the remaining copper pipe left over for the tail (about 11 inches leftover)…

Raccoon: Doesn't he just look like you want to pat him already?

Next step is to wrap the raccoon in chicken wire (galvanized)- galvanized means it has been coated in zinc- uncoated steel rusts under cement so it is really important whatever metal you use is galvanized…(of course copper pipe is really rustproof by nature, which is why I chose it-plus it looks pretty & feels nice in my hands, warm)…

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