When buying six foot sections from TT, you have to buy and pay for an 8'
section and have it cut down to six feet. You also have to pay a
cutting charge. With ingenuity, you might find a use for the extra two
I thought I had found a lower cost alternative in Hy-Gain this summer.
They will ship 8' sections via UPS. After given a price that I thought
was reasonable for each section, I ordered five 8' sections. The
problem was that each section was shipped separately in its own box.
Therefore, I paid five separate shipping charges. When I called Hy-Gain
to complain and ask why they didn't ship all five pieces in one
container, I was told that UPS required each piece to be packaged
separately. I never called UPS to find out if that was indeed the
case. I don't see why they should have to be packaged separately as
long as the package meets the maximum weight requirements.
Even though I live in farm country, getting aluminum irrigation tubing
locally is a real problem. Apparently, everyone has gone to PVC. When
this issue came up earlier this year on the reflector, some people
suggested alternatives that I hadn't heard of before. I've never
followed up on any of them.
> Texas Towers claims to sell 6 and 12 foot sections. The 12 foot sections I
> believe have
> to be sent by truck whereas the 6 foot sections can go UPS etc. I have only
> bought 6 foot
> sections myself.
> 73, Larry W6NWS
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Barnes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:51 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] aluminum tubing
>> Does anyone know of a place to buy .60" aluminum tubing in 9 foot or more
>> What I have seen at Texas towers is in shorter sections than that.
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