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Mod Dig 06-06-2009 08:16 AM

Best place to buy 1.5 inch OD chome plated tubing?
 
Hi all,

Where's the best place to buy this stuff? McMaster? And I might eventually also need 2 inch OD chrome plated tubing. I suppose aluminum is what I want since steel is heavy and more expensive. Would aluminum wobble more when building a structure like this when pressure is applied, or is that more dependent on the OD? (mine will be taller and wider than this picture) http://redirectingat.com/?id=252X400...url3011498.jpg

Let me know, thanks!

Ron6519 06-06-2009 04:23 PM

What is that thing? You really need to explain the use as it's pertinient to the choice of rod.
Home Depot sells chrome plated closet rods. Don't know the diameter, though.
Ron

Mod Dig 06-09-2009 01:23 AM

It's a drum rack. Anyone else have some info?

Thanks.

DangerMouse 06-09-2009 07:07 AM

pearl makes them with square aluminum, so i guess that's not out of the question, but i think i'd still go with steel. my rototoms are mounted to square tubing, but the rest of my drums/cymbals are all on steel tube.

DM

Mod Dig 06-09-2009 06:22 PM

Thanks DangerMouse. Do you know where I can get the 1 1/2 inch OD chrome plated tubing outside of Gibraltar or DW/PDP? I know they get their stuff in bulk from China. I'm thinking if I go through another supplier I'll be able to get them cheaper than by going through the drum rack part guys.

DangerMouse 06-09-2009 07:08 PM

McMaster-Carr may be your best bet if you want to go with chrome or stainless steel.
but i think i'd consider black steel.... it'll blend in ok, and be LOTS cheaper..... and available locally....

DM

jerryh3 06-09-2009 07:34 PM

Have you checked places that sells bar railing?
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...ter=bar%20rail

Mod Dig 06-09-2009 09:29 PM

Thanks! I'll check the differences between that and black steel.

And I don't know anything about bar railing, so I'll look into that too.


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