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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncaherb View Post
    Bought 1" X .138 wall, 6061-T6 round tube. $15.40 for 10' stick, had them cut to 74". When I got home I cut 4@ 1' for stake bridges. Also bought 12' .25" 6061-T-6 for $3.56. Cut this 4@ 1.75" and 2@ 2.0". Drill 1/4" holes 1" from front on bridge pieces and 2" from top of long poles. epoxied rods, centered on tubes to act as line bollards. Next, drilled 1/4" holes at 45 degrees starting 3/8" from back, 90 degrees from bollards. I have to get more 1/8" amsteel to make guy lines and 7/64" amsteel for ridge line. Oh, and 4@ 12" spikes and two caps for bottom of long poles to put a short spike through to help with setup.
    I hope this works for you. I tried some aluminum and it bent on me.

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    6061-T6 is pretty stiff stuff, aircraft frames and such. I'l let you know how it works out.

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    Where are you finding that grade of aluminum for those prices? I have some more experimenting I want to do as well.
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    Schorr Metals in Yorba Linda CA, they were recommended by the metal shop in town. They are about 4 miles from the house.

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    loved this idea so, I tested the water locally - $31.57 for 12' stick of 1",1.25wall 6061 - $60 for 1.25", 1.25wall - anyone else lookin'??

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    .125 wall, of course ;p -both 12'..

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    found some aluminum telescoping tubing here:
    http://www.dxengineering.com/default.asp?DeptID=43
    Lots of sizes to choose from. I got some 3' to telescope together for travel, but may cut it shorter.
    Please let me know if it works out for you.
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    PoleHangin everywhere

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    If anyone wants to drop a grand on this, mcmaster-carr carries titanium tubing in 1 and .75 inch! $482 and $328 respectively. Maybe its overkill.

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    Question regarding time to set-up...

    Alamosa,

    I was just wandering how long does it take you to set-up your system? Also....inquiring minds want to know... you had stated before that you were going to make a video...

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    It takes about 10 minutes to setup (minus the tarp). I have started a video on it. Just another item I need to get wrapped up and posted. Better get to work on those things.
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