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Old 08-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #531
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Ok Coot, I'll take them, if you still have them. I was just waiting until you only had one set left. lol. Pm me
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:19 PM   #532
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And the last kit went to AquaMan Timmy Trost. In the mail for pickup tomorrow. If anyone wants a kit, pm me as I don't know right now if I will make anymore.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:25 PM   #533
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And the last kit went to AquaMan Timmy Trost. In the mail for pickup tomorrow. If anyone wants a kit, pm me as I don't know right now if I will make anymore.
Is this a (Taped Recording)?? Youroo!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:29 PM   #534
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Now I'm waiting until he starts making the poles again!


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:49 PM   #535
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Is this a (Taped Recording)?? Youroo!!
Yes. Depends on whether Butler Built can plasma cut them out again. I hain't sawing 'em out on my band saw any more.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #536
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I experimented some today on eliminating the machine work required to use the PVC electrical conduit. I used 1" for the inside(upper) pole. Due to it's size, I had to machine alum slugs to get it down to the 1" required for the brackets. Today, I took a pc of 1" elec. PVC and put the end in a vise and used a heat gun to soften it enough to squeeze it down to 1" wide. Let it cool and it retained the dimension. If anyone wants to make a low cost set of poles themselves, go to Lowes/HD and get (2) 10' pcs of 1" electrical pvc conduit and (1) 10' pc of 1-1/4" electrical pvc conduit and use the dwgs in the library to cut and drill.

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So, just to confirm, as I'm in the process of this right now. I followed these instructions and bought a single 10' of 1-1/4". By my calculations, after lobbing the flared end off, I'd be left with about 117". Dividing that by two I'll end up with two outer poles at 58-1/2" each in length instead of the 60" in length as specified in the drawings. I went ahead and cut them that way, first at 58-1/2, then again at 58-1/2 to account for the blade thickness. The second cut was right where the flare started so it looks like I got the most of a single pole I could.

Do you foresee any issue with that 1-1/2" discrepancy? I don't think it'll make much of a difference since the ones I saw at the rally weren't anywhere close to full extension, but I'd like to be sure.
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I would really like a set myself if more become available.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #538
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So, just to confirm, as I'm in the process of this right now. I followed these instructions and bought a single 10' of 1-1/4". By my calculations, after lobbing the flared end off, I'd be left with about 117". Dividing that by two I'll end up with two outer poles at 58-1/2" each in length instead of the 60" in length as specified in the drawings. I went ahead and cut them that way, first at 58-1/2, then again at 58-1/2 to account for the blade thickness. The second cut was right where the flare started so it looks like I got the most of a single pole I could.

Do you foresee any issue with that 1-1/2" discrepancy? I don't think it'll make much of a difference since the ones I saw at the rally weren't anywhere close to full extension, but I'd like to be sure.
Won't make any difference as the inner poles are more than long enough to make up for the 1-1/2".
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:26 PM   #539
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brackets received.

Thank-you, OC
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brackets received. Thank-you, OC
Hope they work for you. Thank you!
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