[TowerTalk] Steam Pipe for Masting

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 13 22:29:56 EDT 2006

I would not use it for mast material.  You want something like high carbon
steel or 6061-T6 aluminum.  Steel is about twice as strong as aluminum in
the same OD size and wall thickness, so it is the best choice for longer

73, Keith NM5G

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Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 9:02 PM
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Subject: [TowerTalk] Steam Pipe for Masting

Howdy TTers .. I have available some 2Ø' sections of black steam pipe, 2.5" 
(OD? ID?)  --- Heavier than regular pipe .. apparently bent at the ends, so
'bout 17' good ..  Anybody know about using such piping for masting?  I
guess would be good for holding up other pipes for dipole ends, but ... 
wondering if would work for yagi stacks ???   Going to go have a peek 
tomorrow.  $25 each seems reasonable..  73 Mark Nelson  -  AA6DX

mailto: AA6DX at ARRL.NET


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