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Hi All,

would any of you know where I can purchase some 4" diameter 3mm wall thickness steel tubing please?

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Try Hub Le Bas. They are the main tubing sockists in the UK. Might be lucky and get a cut piece to suit your needs. Be sure of what you want in the 1st instance though, ie ERW, CFS etc etc.

I just checked their stocklist and in ERW they hold 101.60mm x 3.25mm wall.

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You can sometimes get lucky and find something at your local scrap yard. Of the real variety not the car breaker type.

Wayne.....

Edited by wayne weedon

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It is to try and make a 29" pedestal tube for my 10" newt. The one I have is only 19"

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Simon.

First call I would suggest is your local scrap metal merchants, as I said above you may get lucky. Just take a tape measure with you.

Wayne.....

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Most metal dealers will charge you for a full length even if you only want a cut piece unless you call in and see what they have as "off cuts" .. I have one close to me who keeps a fair bit...

Try and find a local steel stockholder...

Peter...

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....and scrap merchants sell by weight :rolleyes:

Usually the full length cost for cut pieces applies for smaller stock (Often under 20mm diameter) Your milage may differ though. I buy 1000's of metres of all types of metals every year so I may get better deals than the one off sale.

Wayne....

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I scrounge mine so its usually FOC or rolled up into a crimbo bottle of Scotch :rolleyes:

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The local steel fabricators (not Jack the scrap!) are likely to have off-cuts - a bit hit and miss but if they have what you want then there is usually a bargain to be had. My local one is usually willing to cut to length on his big bandsaw as well.

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Here`s another option. I have a nice length of 4.5 inch dia (114mm dia) 3mm wall thickness tube at work. I could cut it to size and send it on to you.

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Here`s another option. I have a nice length of 4.5 inch dia (114mm dia) 3mm wall thickness tube at work. I could cut it to size and send it on to you.

Nice offer :rolleyes: Real SGL Spirit :) :)

I guess the spec is to allow the Mount adaptor to be taken out of the existing tube and refitted in the new longer one.. for the the legs the extra 1/2 inch onthe diameter wouldnt really matter...

Peter...

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Hi All,

I have to say a big thank you to Phil Fargaze, for his gift of a 29" length of steel tubing. He came up trumps and sent me the tubing with holes drilled in exactly the correct places.

Thanks once again Phil, truly SGL style!

In photo, you can see the new tube from Phil with feet attached and the old tube next to it for height comparison.

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Hi All,

got the new reducer flange for the mount, all it needs now is a lick of paint. And as you can see the zenith view is the ideal height for me.

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Thanks Phil,

here is the finished product. The 6V electrics are now housed inside the pedestal.

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