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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    For how long a piece?
    Six feet :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
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    That laugh was worth at least $20 :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Six feet :)
    Check these guys out. But add in shipping and you are back to pretty close to Posner's price. I checked my stock and the nearest I had was 1 1/4" aluminum pipe.

    https://www.metals4uonline.com/alumi...chedule-40-1in
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    Yeah, pretty nuts the pricing. Might just end up paying Posners price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Yeah, pretty nuts the pricing. Might just end up paying Posners price.
    Aluminum is expensive ...has been up there for quite a few years.
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    It's not a high load, high stress thing, I'd be looking at schedule 80 PVC pipe. Lighter too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    It's not a high load, high stress thing, I'd be looking at schedule 80 PVC pipe. Lighter too.
    I know, I just hate to use plastic pipe. Looks like conduit will be my best choice. I suppose hitting it with some plasctic specific silver paint might lessen the glaring ugliness of it :) Looks like I can get a 10 foot section of 1 inch with a belled end that should slide right over the aluminum for about $4. I can get two of those, cut them down to splice in the middle so I'm belled on both ends. But it only shows in Schedule 40, but that should still be strong enough, I would think. Not a high load application.
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    If worried about the load and flex with plastic slide a piece of wood inside of it.
    Like a broom stick...
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    If worried about the load and flex with plastic slide a piece of wood inside of it.
    Like a broom stick...
    I was thinking that the flex may be an issue.
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