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Help me make this rail
Hey so I would put this in build a jib cult but its not very popular so here we go.
I have a 18 foot long pvc pipe that's about a foot wide and has walls that are probably .5inch wide. What would be the best way to elevate this rail in order to use it for a summer setup. I was thinking like using legs that the rail just rested on top of like a saw horse but I'm not sure that it would be the best method. Also I would like the rail to be about 3 feet high so I need the legs to be 2 feet tall.
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Try something like this:
Where you have three sections of 2x4s the sort of cradle the pvc tube. Then mount 2x4s at maybe a 45 degree angle or something like that for the legs. You can mount the legs to a horizontal piece to give them added support. It'll prob be strong enough if you make three legs 6 ft apart.
If you wanna make it nicer/ have the tools you can cut sort of a cradle for the pvc pipe which would be more stable and look nicer, but probably unnecessary. To mount the pvc on the wood I would probably drill holes in the pvc and wood and put some 3/8" bolts or something like that in there.
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I used saw horses once for 3 1 1/2 inch pvc pipes. It worked but I wouldn't recommend it. The bigger tube might work well.
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Read build a jib. A million success and fail stories and some pretty decent step by step tutorials. I mean hell there are threads on the subject stickied. Also the cults are dead but people do actually reply to threads in there.
Also like nike said just do it.
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I have a 12ft pvc rail. I built 4 triangles 2.5 feet tall placed the triangles 3ft apart from each other and nailed 2 3x6's to hold them in place. I then used for 3x6's to great a slanted wall on each side.( Doesn't reach the ground for digging purposes. My pvc tube is 4 inches wide. I then placed the tube in the V shaped space left and drilled 2 holes on each end. and bolted the pipe down.
Do a little math and you can make this design just by modifying the design to suit your needs
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