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Couple questions about buying metal / building
Alright, so jumister and I have build our fair share of pvc rails as well as a drop in, so we know how to build solid stuff. The only problem is that the pvc rails crack in the cold. They were great for summer set-ups, but when we used them in the cold they cracked after some 2's on. So we're looking to improve on our jibs for the winter, mainly by moving to steel.
What's the easiest way to make a good quality steel rail? I know welding one would be the best choice, so I'll have to see if I can get access to a welder, but what are some other options? I've seen people attack steel tubes to wood (basically like pvc rails), how well does this work, and do you just drill holes in the steel? Also, more importantly, where's the best place to get steel, preferably cheap. I know new steel is pricey, but is there any good place to find used steel for a decent price? I thought about maybe going to a junkyard and seeing if there's any scraps that would be good, but it might be hard to find straight pieces long enough. What do most people do?
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I bought my steel tubing at Menards, but it'll probabally be cheaper at Low's or Home Depot. As for a rail, I just stripped the PVC off of my wooden frame, and drilled holes in the pipe, then screwed it to the frame. Works great. I like it better so i can easily replace the steel if need be. Welding would be sturdier, but a wood frame works fine if its solid.
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The best way for steel rails would be to just weld them I have quite a few and you can make them out of any scrap, I have like 3 small ones ive welded up out of angle iron from bed frames. There quick and easy if you have access to a sawsall, grinder and welder. I also have a bigger one that I made out of pipe because at the middle school up the street from me they redid the tennis courts and left a bunch of tubing just laying there, so I just took it. But Im almost positive you can buy like chain link fince poles at lowes or homedepot.
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