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#1 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 11:01 PM

Seems that 15mm is not a size easily available in either aluminium tube stock - 16mm OD is the closest; or in stainless - where 15.88mm OD is the closest. This information is from specialists who deal only in these metals. I have some Mitchell rods that are over by a fraction. I have a Petroff mattebox that doesn't fit them. I don't have a micrometer or vernier calipers to measure them. So, are 15mm rods actually 15mm dia or is it just a nominal value?
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:41 AM

I've found them to be 15mm +0/-.01mm typically.

I'm afraid of petroff stuff though. I've used many petroff rigs as scrap for other projects.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:36 AM

Hi,

Maclean Quality Composites used to have a priceless overstock section where you could get carbon fibre tubing in all kinds of diameters, including 15mm. Have a look at www.macqc.com
Phil
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