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Re: [TowerTalk] masts.

To: <>, "Rick Scott" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] masts.
From: "jeremy-ca" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 15:05:58 -0400
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Simple, buy fence posts at a fence supply company, NOT an installer. Im in a 
semi rural area and there are several within 25 miles.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Scott" <>
To: "jeremy-ca" <>; <>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] masts.

> At 01:55 PM 6/1/2007, jeremy-ca wrote:
>>There are several grades of fence posts; the cheap stuff is Schedule 15 
>>other choices go up to 83,000 psi yield strength.
>>The 2"  (1.9" OD) 40+ that I use has a yield of 50,000 psi and a bending
>>moment of 14050 lb". Going up to the 2 3/8" OD bumps the bending moment to
>>24405 lb". Pretty healthy specs IMO and a good choice when DOM or chrome
>>moly isnt required. And since it is produced in huge quantities the cost 
>>fairly low.
>>Schedule 15 of similar 1.9" OD has a bending moment of 9100 lb". The next
>>size smaller  is only 6830 lb".
>>Id warrant a guess that hardware/box store import fencing is far less.
>>I found the specs on the following URL, it covers a wide range of pipe and
> So what kind of local stores carry this.  Home depot lowes has stuff that 
> I can bend
> with my fingers it seems.
> Scotty W7PSK.


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