Eric Hilding wrote:
> I haven’t been able to find a 1 & 1/8 inch solid fiberglass rod, so am
> hoping one of the Mechanical Gurus here might be able to tell me if a 2 foot
> section of this 1 & 1/8 inch solid PVC might be rigid enough to use as an
> insert between the 1 & ¼ inch aluminum sections about ¾ of the way up on a
> 32 ft vertical (large wire air coil would go around it).
PVC is not exactly a great structural material. It softens and deforms
at fairly low temperatures.
Why not buy a piece of Garolite from McMaster Carr...
Runs about $11-15/ft for the brown stuff, $23/ft for the G-10/FR4 stuff
Probably be on your doorstep a couple days after you order it.
Search for plastic rod, then answer the questions about diameter and
Acetal (Delrin) might also be a decent choice.. About $6/ft. Machines
nicely, quite strong.
You can also get pultruded/extruded fiberglass tubing, but I don't think
1-1/8" is a standard size.
Garolite tubing is available in that size.. $24.21 for a 40" length..
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