I made my mast steps from angle iron also. I used 1" x 1" x 1/8" galvanized
angle attached to the mast with 2" heavy duty muffler clamps using 3/8 x 24 NC,
SAE grade 5 u-bolts.
I sprayed the muffler clamps and ubolts with cold galvanizing spray. The steps
are very solid and stable. The muffler clamps grip the mast very well and
prevent any movement
by the angle when stepped on. I am anal about safety and to insure the ubolts
weren't over stressed when tightened the nuts were tightened with a torque
to 30 foot pounds, the recommended torque for these bolts.
On Dec 18, 2011, at 10:21 AM, Dick Dievendorff wrote:
> Steve and I made some up with angle iron purchased at the local Ace Hardware
> and big U-bolts. My mast is 2-7/8 tho
> Dick, K6KR
> On Dec 18, 2011, at 7:48, "Chuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> W9IIX no longer makes mast steps. I used to have a listing of someone who
>> makes aluminum mast steps, but I can't find it. I need about 4 steps for a
>> 2' mast. Does not have to be aluminum. Any ideas of where I can get them?
>> Chuck W5PR
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