[amsat-bb] Re: PVC
n2wwd at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 24 08:17:35 PST 2011
It works well to fill a PVC pipe with a wood dowel the size of the pipe's inner diameter. Then you just need to weatherproof the ends of the pipe with caps or otherwise.
73, Ken N2WWD
On Feb 24, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Glen Zook <gzook at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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