My application was the same as yours - erect an irrigation pipe vertical.
It has the same sizing/threads as the threaded conduit at Home Depot -
the type is IMC vs the thin wall not threaded EMT. I think most larger
commercial electrical suppliers will stock it. I've seen it used in
larger diameters for outdoor service and for larger sizes inside
factories. The threading is different than NPT pipe, it has no taper so
it is easier to adjust a section to length. However, this also weakens
the joint a bit.
Grainger has it in their catalog, but you don't want to pay their price
Surplus/recycle electrical suppliers might be another good place to look.
On 12/12/2011 10:07 AM, Ray Benny wrote:
What is "threaded Aluminum conduit? Besides recycle yards, can it be
bought commerically? I want to make up some sort of falling derrick for
my 60ft aluminum irrigation pipe vertical (30ft of 4" and 30ft of 3").
Sounds like this material might work and not be so heavy.
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