[amsat-bb] Source for 3" (76mm) pipe for dish mount?

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon May 9 20:33:23 UTC 2016

Well casing?

73, Drew KO4MA

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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 4:28 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Source for 3" (76mm) pipe for dish mount?


I was fortunate enough to given a 100cm dish to play with but the mounting
bracket requires a 3" (76mm) pipe.  I need about a 1 meter length.

The dish is a bit too heavy for me to use commonly available PVC pipe... I
have to wonder if there is an industry that I should be looking at to find
metal pipe of that diameter.  Metal pipe is somewhat rare in the plumbing
world these days - I wonder if others have had luck with suppliers of fence
posts, signs, or some other industry.

Of course, if there is a place to buy pipes intended for dish installations,
all the better.

I'm just looking for something that I don't have to take out a bank loan to
purchase.  Free is ok, too!

Appreciate any suggestions - I'm located in the U.S.


-Scott,  K4KDR
Montpelier, VA  USA 

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