What is the spectrum of choices of materials and sizes suitable for pipe stands?
For steel black pipe, 1" was suggested, but some used 1.25" for public hammock displays. Black pipe is dirty to handle, is galvanized okay after cleaning it?
Galvanized steel would have similar strength to black pipe. Does it cost much more? Which one paints easier?
Schedule 40 is common homeowner PVC, stronger Schedule 80 is available. I wish that I could find and comprehend a spec sheet for larger diameters of Schedule 80. At an industrial pipe supplier, is Schedule 100 or 200 available? Those could both cost and weigh more than steel. Water gets pumped to the top of high rise buildings in some type of strong pipe, maybe in stages?
I want to paint a stand for steady indoor use, and have one for car camping and patio use.