Re: 10" aluminum tube


Apr 12, 2003

 


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#7127 Apr 12, 2003

I recently aquired a new 10" ATS portable pier. I would like to

compare the cost of possibly making an extension out of aluminum

against buying extensions from ATS.

I need to know if anyone knows of a source for 10" O.D. 1/4" wall

round aluminum tubing.



George



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#7128 Apr 12, 2003

Check in your area for places that deal in scrap metal or remnant stock.

This would be the least expensive way to get it. If you go to a typical

metal supplier, they will expect you to order 12 ft. of tube. Or, they will

charge you a premium price plus a cutting fee.



You will probably find that the ATS extension is a fairly good deal.



Regards,

Robin



Astro Accessories by Robin Casady

Stainless Steel Weights & Dovetail Saddles

New Location: www.RobinCasady.com/Astro





On 04/12/03 6:40 PM astroman562000 wrote:



> I recently aquired a new 10" ATS portable pier. I would like to

> compare the cost of possibly making an extension out of aluminum

> against buying extensions from ATS.

> I need to know if anyone knows of a source for 10" O.D. 1/4" wall

> round aluminum tubing.

>

> George

>

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#7129 Apr 12, 2003

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, Robin Casady rcasady@c...> wrote: > Check in your area for places that deal in scrap metal or remnant

stock. > This would be the least expensive way to get it. If you go to a

typical > metal supplier, they will expect you to order 12 ft. of tube. Or,

they will > charge you a premium price plus a cutting fee.

>

> You will probably find that the ATS extension is a fairly good

deal. >

> Regards,

> Robin

>

> Astro Accessories by Robin Casady

> Stainless Steel Weights & Dovetail Saddles

> New Location: www.RobinCasady.com/Astro

> robin

> Thanks for the scrap metal dealer suggestion.

> George

>

>

> On 04/12/03 6:40 PM astroman562000 wrote:

>

> > I recently aquired a new 10" ATS portable pier. I would like to

> > compare the cost of possibly making an extension out of aluminum

> > against buying extensions from ATS.

> > I need to know if anyone knows of a source for 10" O.D. 1/4" wall

> > round aluminum tubing.

> >

> > George

> >

> >

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#7130 Apr 12, 2003

Hi George,



Quarter inch wall tubing can be fairly difficult to find. Check out

the local metal recyclers and aluminum shops in the yellow pages.

Personally, I would order the extension from ATS. It will fit

properly and match to the top plate for your mount. If you don't mind

my asking, when did you order the mount? I have been waiting for 7-

1/2 months now.



Rick.

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "astroman562000" astroman@w...> wrote:

> I recently aquired a new 10" ATS portable pier. I would like to

> compare the cost of possibly making an extension out of aluminum

> against buying extensions from ATS.

> I need to know if anyone knows of a source for 10" O.D. 1/4" wall

> round aluminum tubing.

>

> George



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#7131 Apr 13, 2003

Hello George,



Aluminum tubing, 6061 or 6063 for example, in 10" x 1/4" wall

thickness is readily available from many metal suppliers. Some

suppliers have a minimum length required for ordering (usually

10'). The key is to find a supplier who will sell you the length

you want (the ones which do, usually charge up to $25 to cut tubing

to the length you require).



With this said, I strongly recommend ordering the extension from

ATS. The few dollars you save by doing it yourself is not worth the

trouble of finding a metal supplier, paying for cutting to length

(and shipping if not a local supplier), making and paying for an

adapter to attach the extension to the pier, drilling the adapter

holes and finally paying for the finishing which most likely will be

powder coating (most powder coaters have a minimum lot charge of $50

to $85).



Sincerely,



Sean Zarehparvar

Particle Wave Technologies





--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "astroman562000" astroman@w...>

wrote: > I recently aquired a new 10" ATS portable pier. I would like to

> compare the cost of possibly making an extension out of aluminum

> against buying extensions from ATS.

> I need to know if anyone knows of a source for 10" O.D. 1/4"

wall > round aluminum tubing.

>

> George


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