In a message dated 8/13/2006 10:33:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Howdy TTers .. I have available some 2?' sections of black steam pipe,
(OD? ID?) --- Heavier than regular pipe .. apparently bent at the ends, so
'bout 17' good .. Anybody know about using such piping for masting? I
guess would be good for holding up other pipes for dipole ends, but ...
wondering if would work for yagi stacks ??? Going to go have a peek
tomorrow. $25 each seems reasonable..
Yes, the price is reasonable but using it for antenna mast
applications comes with some warnings. Pipe is not rated for strength since it
carries liquids. I think I saw that pipe yield strength is down somewhere
around 30,000 psi - good enough for a tribander close to the top of the tower
VHF/UHF arrays in not so windy areas but not good for much else. Caveat emptor.
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