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Old 05-17-2015, 02:04 PM   #1311
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What everyone using for poles for the brackets that OC is selling?

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Using Wooster poles from Home Depot. I like the click lock mechanism. When I played with the twist to lock I found I could make it slip if I polled down on it. I modified the Wooster poles to make it a little shorter. These are the 6 to 12 foot ones. I am adding more holes to it right now so it can have more lock points. Will be painting mine too.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:10 PM   #1312
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I made a set of poles using grey PVC electrical conduit. They worked fine but when OC made a limited run of metal poles earlier this year, I picked up a set and swapped out the PVC poles. He did a much better job of drilling holes than I did and they look a lot better.


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Old 05-17-2015, 02:19 PM   #1313
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I chose to use the gray pvc electrical conduit, ....1" into 1 1/4" ,.....I like the look of the gray post, a lifetime color with no need for paint or polish,......used them for the first time this week......really like what they add to the use of the awning,....they are just a little heavier than the aluminum or fiberglass poles would be, but nothing to be a problem, .....they have the feel of a very substantial package, not flimsy at all, and I like that......I drilled my holes 6" apart

we just got home from the campground, will add some photos later
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #1314
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BTW, I still have 10 kits left to sell and that will be the end of them until late fall or early spring next year.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:29 PM   #1315
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What everyone using for poles for the brackets that OC is selling?
Go back to #1411. A bit on the spendy side, but lightweight and pretty much "pre fab'd". Shoot a few more holes and a paint job... That'll get'r'done. If I remember correctly I think I paid around $30 piece and added feet to mine.

If you go back a ways in this thread OC's got diagrams of his PVC poles that will cost a fraction of what I spent. Very concise and you could knock them out in an hour or so.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:06 AM   #1316
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OC, I got to thinking about what you said about the poles dropping. So I went to Ace Hardware and got some 1-1/4" i.d. vinyl tube. I'm going to cut it about 2 " long then slice it so it will slip over the fiberglass but first I'll mark the poles then tape it, and spray it with locktight adhesive and put two SS worm drive clamps per pole. I didn't like the idea of drilling the fiberglass handles, their pretty thin.

I would be interested in photos so I can see what you guys are talking about, thinking of getting a set of brackets but would like to see how they are mounted and what they look like extended.


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Old 05-18-2015, 05:17 AM   #1317
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I would be interested in photos so I can see what you guys are talking about, thinking of getting a set of brackets but would like to see how they are mounted and what they look like extended.
If you look back through this thread there are quite a number of photos. They're worth their weight gold. I would probably get your order in fairly quickly though. From OC's recent post I think he only has 10 sets or so left. Those are going to go pretty quick.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:39 PM   #1318
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picked Poles up from Mike618 (thanks again) and checked out his Factory (Old Coot) install.

Can't wait to install our set as soon as return from my next two trips.
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