[amsat-bb] Re: PVC

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 24 07:58:01 PST 2011

PVC is NOT a structural material.  You can sometimes get away with using it for something like a vertical antenna without any real stress.  However, using it to support something with any horizontal force is another matter.  The colder the weather the more likely it is to fail.

Making an "A" frame or "T" mast from wood is a much better idea, will support a lot more, and definitely will last considerably longer.

Glen, K9STH

Website:  http://k9sth.com

--- On Thu, 2/24/11, Mike1234 <mikef1234 at buckeye-express.com> wrote:

Has anyone ever experimented with PVC pipe to use for a mast in place of steel ? I have used it for vertical antennas and stands up excellent to the winds and weather here in Toledo, Ohio .


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