Where to get steel for stand - slummies

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  1. Slummies

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    Hey Guys.

    I am looking to raise my stand but cant find out what size steel i need to buy or even where to buy. im needing around a meter. anyone in EL can help me out?

    Shot
     
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  3. Dane

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    Lol, do you mean steel. We can't promote theft here! :razz:
     
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    i just saw that as i saw the thread in the new posts..

    i was thinking... who the heck can't spell!!
     
  5. Boegie

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    Just measure and go to any steel shop.
     
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    how do i measure?

    which steel shop?
     
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    All fixed now :p
     
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    try euro or macsteel. they are in the book..
     
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    shot
     
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    talk to allen or jack at macsteel tell them i sent you...
     
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    will phone them tomorrow Les.

    how do i measure what size steel i need and what do i ask for?

    i'v measured the inside of the pipe and its 2.5cm.. does that sound correct?
     
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    you would measure the steel's outer dimentions , i am assuming you have 25 x 25 square tubing..

    then the wall thickness is important (the thickness of the steel that the square tubing is made up of) personally i prefer 38 x 38 by 1.8 or 2mm

    it is just stronger and for a 500lt tank (which could easily amount to 700kg once rock is added, sumps are considered etc etc the 38mm would be the better option..

    bracing is very important, so i suggest you post a pic of what you have so that we can offer better input.
     
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    hey.i phoned macsteel today for prices for my new stand.i got prices on 38 x38 mm 2mm (wall thickness) square tubing.they only sell it in a six meter lenth and at R175.00 a lenth.but speak to Allen there he said that if you go there on a friday afternoon he might have some damaged stuff that they sell off much cheaper.if you only nead a metre or so im shure he can help you out;)
    give him a call they very helpfull:)
     
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    okay, will do tomorrow.

    just wanting to raise a stand..
     
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    Thanks Clinton
     
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    i couldnt measure the wall thickness. theres no place for me to do so.

    i'm wanting to raise the stand 35cm! just that is 1.45m

    and then to add extra bracing i need 87 x 47cm = 2.68m
     
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    going to fetch my steel today :)
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Leslie.. went to electrical shop today.. got ballasts at a flippen outstanding price. 50% cheaper than lfs.

    you know where i can get tubes cheap than lfs in el?
     

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