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#1 Rick Gates

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:13 PM

Hello all,

 

I'm looking to start putting my new combo stands to good use, and am interested in building some standard goal posts, and for constructing my first menace arms.

 

However, I live in a small place (Eugene, OR), and am having a hard time laying my hands on some speedrail (or more specifically, 1.25", 6061 T6 extruded aluminum pipe).  I hear this is the lightest/strongest/cheapest way to go.

 

I'm sure if I was down in L.A. I could get some pretty cheap.  The online options all seem pretty expensive.  For those of you in smaller markets, how have you gotten your hands on the pipe?


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:19 PM

I tend to look at general metal stockists rather than specifically at film and TV resources. When I built an 8x8 butterfly frame I simply bought one-inch corner clamps on eBay, and one-inch tube from a place that also sells sheet, plate, box section, etc.

 

You probably want the local version of this. It works out to about US$1/foot, plus tax and delivery.

 

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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

Schedule 40 aluminum pipe, comes in 21 foot lengths.  You might try:  http://www.coyoteste..._aluminum.shtml

I'm sure there are others.


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#4 Rick Gates

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

Aha!  Local metal fabricators!  Great idea.

 

Thanks JD, hopefully they'll sell me some of their stock.


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#5 Rick Gates

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the local fabricator tip.  They have speedrail for $3.77 per foot.


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