Jul 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm #1277197
looking for something right at 0.5" id for a pole jack (probably 10" +/-), cheap(er) would be good :)
thanks in advance
MikeJul 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm #1763026
Joshua GrayBPL Member
Mike, I know Ti Goat has 0.45 and 0.6 diameter poles, not sure if that's internal or external diameter. Probably could just email and ask. And, they should be able to cut it to whatever length you need.
-JoshJul 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm #1763032
Be sure a CF jack has reinforcement around the circumference of the insertion end.
A simple tube cut to length will be a risky bet unless it was wrapped to handle that stress.
I have brass tube that is now oval from supporting a DuoMid.
YMMVJul 26, 2011 at 1:05 am #1763062
Probably more than you wanted to pay but certainly bullet proof and light (I get 44 grams at 10" length).Jul 26, 2011 at 5:58 am #1763087
Greg- wouldn't have thought of that- thanks
Chris- that would be the bulletproof solution for sure, but definitely too spendy
Josh- I'll shoot tigoat a email and see if they can come up w/ somethingJul 26, 2011 at 11:44 am #1763199Jul 26, 2011 at 11:51 am #1763205
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
DragonPlate seems to have some interesting products. Wouldn't it be neat if you could walk into Home Depot and buy those things over the counter?
–B.G.–Jul 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm #1763254
Matt MahaneyBPL Member
@matt_mahaneyLocale: In the District
Would be nice.Jul 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm #1763257
My hobby shop brass tube, at 12×0.625, weighs 44 grams.Jul 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm #1763285
Must be substantially thinner walled since its density is 91% greater than that of titanium.Jul 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm #1763292
I "eyeballed" the wall at 1/32 +/-
And I can assure you it has been tested several times, and passed.Jul 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm #1763304
Hey man, don't get me wrong whatever gets the job done and is light I'm good with! As much as I love cuben, titanium, and carbon fiber not everything has to be high-tech to be good.Jul 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm #1763306
Nope. No contention here. Just sharing….
All is well.Jul 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm #1763322
Walter CarringtonBPL Member
A 0.625" Aluminum tube with .035" wall would be around 33 grams but is expensive here (2024 T3 is $14+/ft):
0.049" wall 6061 T6 is a lot cheaper $4,83.ft.
much cheaper but in 6' lengths is available from http://texastowers.com/aluminum_.htm
If you can find an old TV antenna, you might be able to scavenge what you need.Jul 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm #1763323
Any thoughts on how it would hold up to the applied load? I'm betting they are wound with good hoop strength. I know folks are able to find these pretty cheaply though I've never looked myself.Jul 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm #1763347
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
I just measured + weighed a piece of tubing from a swiffer sweeper handle at:
Weight = 1.3 oz (that includes a little plastic clip you would want to remove)
Length = just under 12"
Top ID = 5/8"
Bottom ID = almost 3/4"
It is probably lower-grade aluminum but at this diameter + length it would take a lot of force to bend it. The top is slightly narrower to fit inside the wider bottom portion of another pole (like a tent pole).
Even if these specs don't quite match what you want, it might be worth going to a Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond and seeing if anything is the right diameter.Jul 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm #1763359
I might peruse my Ace Hardware- they sell aluminum tube (and brass) stock- I used some of the smaller stuff when I made my ul grill, think I remember seeing some larger stock
CF golf club shaft might work as well, don't think I'll have much luck sourcing one here though
looked on ebay @ CF it's kind of pricey and not sure of the quality/strength eitherJul 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm #1763397
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
Oops, too short.
10 grams. 75 centsJul 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm #1763401
that would have been great- the diameter is just about spot on, but about 1/2 the length- wonder if I could connect two possibly??????Jul 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm #1763406
looks like Ace does have the K&S Engineering aluminum tubing in 1/2 (I used their small stock for my grill)
$6.25 for 36"Jul 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm #1764244
Josh LeavittBPL Member
@joshleavittLocale: Ruta Locura
The .600(thats a rounded number) tube we use has a .500" ID. I have a neat trick for doing pole jacks in CF. Drop me an email, josh at titaniumgoat dot com. As long as it is shorter than ~11" we usually have some pieces we can do real cheap.
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