Steel Pole

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#1
Have discovered that I have inadvertantly been sold an aluminium pole. Clearly for a 90cm dish I need about 2m of 2" steel. Any ideas where I can get something like this, other than hanging around building sites?

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#2
Any aerial wholesaler will stock 2" Steel masts, but a scaffolding pole will be better. I just looked through the local yellow pages at the normal text listings for small scaffolding comanies and met one on site one morning, where a fiver changed hands in exchange for a 10ft pole. :)
 
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Jeff_19341

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If you have a SGB (Scaffolding Great Britain) near to you you can buy from them. I buy 3m steel lengths at less than a tenner, they also sell 2m steel lengths.
 

Oily

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#4
I've used a ally pole for my installation,3" with a 7mm wall thickness.How thick is the one you have?
 

Oily

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#5
Just noticed your near Manchester,if you don't get sorted i could possible find you a suitable tube at work
 

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#6
langtonbrow said:
I have a big faith in this forum thanks to previous posters!!
The mans on medication :D

Just walk a fe yards from your home. Near here almost every street will have a house with scaffold up against it. Just knock on the door and ask if there is any surplus down the side (for a beer token)
 

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At one of the places I fish they have a huge stack, with various fixtures and fitting already attached - just lying around in huge piles (used for constructing lakeside pegs). I just pick up what I need!
 
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Technomate 1500CI+
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Nr Manchester, UK
#8
thanks to all. I'll try a scaffold contractor first and take it from there
 
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