[amsat-bb] Re: PVC
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 24 20:00:13 PST 2011
Then, what's the PVC for?
I went with a closet pole (sans PVC) for my horizontal support, and it's still going fine after something like 10 years up on the roof. Around here (Northern California Sierra foothills), PVC degrades very quickly in the Sun, so it's more of a liability than anything else. It's also pretty heavy for what weather proofing or whatever else you think you're getting. You'd be better off filling the extra diameter with more wood.
The vertical support is steel, held in a wooden tripod.
> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:11:22 -0800
> From: gzook at yahoo.com
> To: n2wwd at mindspring.com
> CC: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: PVC
> Then what you have is a wooden structure with a PVC overcoat! The PVC is still not the "real" structural material.
> Glen, K9STH
> Website: http://k9sth.com
> --- On Thu, 2/24/11, Ken Ernandes <n2wwd at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 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.
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