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Old 02-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #16
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Ok here is the deal; filing will not work. I tried filing this thing for god knows how long and it isn't much smaller than when I started. I took a picture of it so you guys can try and figure out how I can get it out. It doesn't look like a screw, it looks like it was welded into the pipe.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kuupg5q5rd...2012.26.39.jpg

It has a flat top after the filing.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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Ayuh,.... Like I said,.... "Use a big punch, 'n a BFHammer, 'n Bust it off....."

All ya need is a piece of smaller pipe, or a punch, or a steel pin, or Whatever, 'n a BFHammer....

Put whatever ya got for a punch on 1 side of that pin, 'n WACK it with the BFHammer....

It'll Break off, then do the other side...
With the right sized pipe as a punch, you can bust off both sides at once...
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Ayuh,.... Like I said,.... "Use a big punch, 'n a BFHammer, 'n Bust it off....."

All ya need is a piece of smaller pipe, or a punch, or a steel pin, or Whatever, 'n a BFHammer....

Put whatever ya got for a punch on 1 side of that pin, 'n WACK it with the BFHammer....

It'll Break off, then do the other side...
With the right sized pipe as a punch, you can bust off both sides at once...

I tried doing this but it didn't budge at all.

I will deal with having the piece of metal there because honestly, it isn't worth any more trouble trying to get rid of it.
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I tried doing this but it didn't budge at all.

I will deal with having the piece of metal there because honestly, it isn't worth any more trouble trying to get rid of it.
Ayuh,.... Ya need a Bigger hammer.....
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I am just using it as a pole mount for a solar panel. The pvc pipe will go through the steel pipe but it can't with the screw in the way.
Do you think PVC is rigid enough? Maybe a chain link fence post?
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Do you think PVC is rigid enough? Maybe a chain link fence post?
I am just using it as a support. It is hard to explain so take a look at this picture:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9dqepcmdq...2017.50.24.jpg

I am building a solar tracker and want it so that I can take it off at any time. The piece of metal gets in the way of the pvc so it cannot go down fully into the pipe that is already in place but it is good enough.

In the picture, the pvc doesn't go to the top of the pipe but that is where I cut it off anyways.

Even if I did use another steel pipe for the support, It would probably be really loud in the wind (rattling around).
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