[amsat-bb] Re: PVC

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 24 13:25:01 PST 2011

Again, you are NOT using the PVC for structural strength.  Your strength is coming from the wood!  Big difference from using just PVC.

Glen, K9STH

Website:  http://k9sth.com

--- On Thu, 2/24/11, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:

My az-el has an 8 foot steel mast, with two 5 foot PVC and closet dowel verticals on each end. It's been up for 5 years in the Florida sun and storms, supporting a 10 element 2m yagi, 30 element 70cm CP yagi, a 35 element 23cm yagi, and a 3 foot S dish at the ends of the PVC/wood H booms. I did use the grey thick-walled PVC, not the white stuff. It's a perfectly acceptable material with the wood inside, non-conductive, non-rusting.


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