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#1 ANTON CHIA

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:19 AM

Hi all

 

I have a Kupo 6x6 and a Avenger 6x6, they are both the heavy duty type with 1 inch square tubes and the 3mm thick walls. In fact they are exactly identical except that the kupo consist of four 6' tubes while the avenger consist of four 4' tubes plus four 2' tubes. The 4' connects to the 2' vide inner splines. Each set comes with 4 corners and 2 ears. Avenger advertised them as Modular type.

 

I am thinking of joining them together into a 12x12 butterfly. Because the 6' tubes dont have the inner connecting splines, I am thinking of using the existing Ears that I have to connect and clamp the rods together, while serving their purposes as Ears at the same time, or buy another 2 or 4 Matthews frame square tube connectors to do it (which is actually the same clamping action like the ears, without the ears function), the business end of each clamping knob is a round rubber friction pad about 1 inch diameter.

 

From a safety aspect, should I have any concerns? Or am I good to go?

 

They will be on 2 high roller stands with lollipops and sandbag.

 

Thank you all so much in advance!

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Edited by ANTON CHIA, 07 August 2017 - 04:22 AM.

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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:23 AM

That should work, if  you use the ears as connectors or buy additional counnectors.  My question, do you need the ease or portability of the 6' frame stock, as 1x1" aluminum square tube isn't that expensive?  If you were to buy four pieces of 20' aluminum, after cutting you'd have tubes for two frames, one 8x8' and and one 12x12.  Greater versatility.


Edited by JD Hartman, 07 August 2017 - 05:26 AM.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

That should work, if  you use the ears as connectors or buy additional counnectors.  My question, do you need the ease or portability of the 6' frame stock, as 1x1" aluminum square tube isn't that expensive?  If you were to buy four pieces of 20' aluminum, after cutting you'd have tubes for two frames, one 8x8' and and one 12x12.  Greater versatility.

 

Thank you sir! Glad to hear that they should be safe. Using these Ears or Connectors to joint up the 12' rods, do you think they will withstand up to the wind? Or it should be an non issue as its perpendicular to the force of wind direction?

Yes indeed 1" square tubes are common and readily available here from aluminum suppliers and indeed its a constraint of portability and space.. and also just that I already have these two sets of 6x6 frames.

Actually with these two sets, I can do the original 6by6s, 8bys (connecting 6'rods to the 2'), 10bys (connecting 6' to 4' rods) and 12bys, (connecting all, as asked per topic.), but not both at the same time LOL :)


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

Outside, I'd prefer a 12x speedrail frame, especially if there is any wind


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:15 AM

Outside, I'd prefer a 12x speedrail frame, especially if there is any wind

 

Thank you sir! Regretfully beyond our means for now. We need to work with what we have for now.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:18 AM

Rent what you can't own, or is transportation the bigger issue?


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:37 PM

Buy 4 more 6 foot sections that match the Kupo and the straight connector.

 

You now have a 6/12 Kupo frame and you can still use the Avenger 4/6 frame.


Edited by Edward Lawrence Conley III, 14 August 2017 - 12:49 PM.

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