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Old 06-29-2018, 01:34 PM   #1
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Fitting two metal pieces together


I have a metal clothesline that rusted out at the threads, so the T shaped support structure will no longer fit into the metal fitting cemented in to the ground.

I am hoping there is an easy fix... maybe some sort of fitting that will connect the two pieces. The pipe at the end of the T-structure is 4" in diamater. The opening of the base piece is 5.5".

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A picture would help. Not sure how many posts you need to post photos. You could always put the photo in your "album", or post link to external site.


But I think basically, you would have to take the loose piece to a shop that does welding, and have them weld something on. It might be a pretty loose fit, but a screw can keep it from turning. ( Of course, you could always get somebody with a portable welder to come to your place and weld it up, but that is going to a little expensive)


If the pieces are threaded, there is a good chance its made from Schedule 40 steel pipe. You can google galvanized pipe dimensions to get accurate sizes, or fittings to see what is available. But I don't see how a standard fitting is going to help if your piece is rusted away.

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No there is not magic fitting for this one.
May be cheaper and faster to just make a new one out of 2" galv. pipe.
4" was way over kill.
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I disagree with that. I came from a very rural area, and all the poles there were 4".ive seen a couple of 2" poles bent. It's a lot of weight swaying in the breeze, when you think about it. Of course that 5" upright he has is definitely overkill.

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If you could find a steel tube (at a steel & iron shop) that would fit over or inside your vertical pipe , you could make a new one . The trick would obviously be getting a new tube the right size
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