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Old 02-28-2009, 01:06 AM
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Yep, it's mine. The for sale sign has been on it for years. If it wasn't there I would have to build a dyke around it that would hold two times the capicity of the tank. If my junkie gets around to it I will get 9' of the closest end and set it on end in a foot of cement for a storm shelter. The other end is sold for the same purpose, another guy will pay the junkie $.15/lb for it . About $600 to the junkie and the middle part will be sliced for scrap.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:19 PM
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i may be completely off base here, but i was thinking maybe some rolled re rod?
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i may be completely off base here, but i was thinking maybe some rolled re rod?
well, actually some rolled rod or pipe was our first choice, but we decided that we wanted to do this with no out-of-pocket expense: I don't have a roller that would ddo anything big enough, so it ruled that out. After much thought, some cable seems like a decent alternative.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:02 PM
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The best way I've found, if you have access to a hydraulic hose fitting crimper, is to cut small (about 1 1/2" long) pieces of pipe, just big enough to slip over the end of the cable, then crimp them down just like you were installing hydraulic ends. The crimped pipe can then be welded to anything.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:57 AM
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After much thought, some cable seems like a decent alternative.
You can make a decent crimp with a piece of angle iron, large semi-blunt nosed chisel and a BAH.

Sweating the crimp sleeve and cable end assy could be done if the cable is clean enough.

I sure would like to see the finished pieces in place when finished.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:56 PM
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Okay, I ended up parting off a bunch of 3/4" pipe sections for use as sleeves on the end of stanchions: took one of them, burned a good-sized hole in the middle, and basically used it as a butt splice: just did something akin to a rosette weld on the two ends of the cable inside that pipe, the hole in which was "aimed" out of sight: you can't really tell without some pretty major inspection which one is the "coupler": seems to be pretty solid, especially for what load we'll end up putting on it.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:55 PM
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