When I talk to my local steel dealer, I specify precision steel tube. It
is seamless and comes in a variety of outside diameters and wall
thicknesses. I believe the stuff I have is called Monel. I agree with
Steve about your local dealer....I would try and find another firm to
deal with. The one you talked to doesn't sound very knowledgable or
eager to work with you.
Frank W8HO wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am in need of a top quality mast for a tower installation. I
> purchased the tower from the widow of a SK. He only had a short
> (approx 10 foot) mast on the Tower, yet it has a full mast raising
> fixture installed. I would like to replace this mast with a 20 foot
> long Chrom-Moly or similar.
> Anyone out there know of a steel tubing dealer in the Detroit area, or
> as a second choice Chicago area. I live 110 miles north of Detroit
> and would like to keep my shipping costs down.
> An additional question, how do I communicate the Ham language of a 2"
> O.D., 1/4" wall Chrom-Moly mast (or whatever the next step down would
> be) into the professional language that these tubing manufacturers
> use? I called a local dealer and we could barely understand each
> other. He kept wanting to know the application that the tubing would
> be used for yet he had no idea what I was talking about when I
> described the application.
> All advice appreciated!
> Tnx es 73 de Frank W8HO
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