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This blog is rigged!!!

Well a few weeks ago I decided to redo my boom after it got runover by a car. I went to the metal supermarket and this is what I came up with. I bought two 8 foot pieces of 1.25in schedule 40 aluminum pipe. I then bought a 4 foot piece of 1in schedule 40. The 1in pipe fits pretty snuggly into the 1.25in. All in all, it is 16 feet in total length

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As you can see the 1in pipe fits inside of the 1.25 pipes. I drilled 4 holes into the 1.25 pipe and then aligned the clamp with each hole. Each clamp has a thumb screw, which effectively acts as a set screw…connecting each 1.25 section to the inner 1in pipe. Here they are slightly spread apart to show how it all works.

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And here they are flush and completely tightened

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And lastly, here is a pic to show the inner walls. Much thicker than the stuff you get at home depot.

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And here are some of the pictures of it in action.

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13 Responses to “This blog is rigged!!!”

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    Intersting that you opted for a thicker pipe wall instead of a bigger diameter. How do you find the bowing & warping on this one?

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