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

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon May 9 20:36:18 UTC 2016

home depot 

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From: "Scott" <scott23192 at gmail.com> 
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 1:27:51 PM 
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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