Hi Ruprect, personally I was initially looking for 2"/50mm tube, (like many, I'm sure) I was inspired by Matt Johnson's video's of his HDPE arches but quickly realised that stuff is near impossible to find here so I set myself a mission to find something locally and found Esdan. Largest size they had was this 32mm ID/38mm OD so that's what I went with and really pleased with the result.ԆцряєсϮ said:Just out of curiosity I notice they have this tube in 25mm OD, is there a reason you went for 32mm?
I'm keen to redo all my arches in this stuff, as theyre only up the road from me
Yes, I was surprised just how rigid it is, I was expecting it to be softer, I was thinking like rubber hose but it is much more like conduit. No support necessary, holds its shape well, quite solid. I guess the real test will be when the arches are out out in the yard in December in the summer sun?? I don't expect there will be any UV issues, this stuff is made for use on farm machinery/headers and such so it would have to be UV stable, but how much it will soften in the hot sun I don't know.ԆцряєсϮ said:Cheers David
So is this stuff fairly rigid? ie it doesn't need any other support? My arches are strip on conduit at the moment and then covered with corro for diffusion/protection.
Pigtails are around 75cm, I use a 1.5m extension cable from Ray Wu cut in half. The little extra length gives much more flexibility if I want to space them out. I learnt that when I put together the Kmart metal stars, I used 20cm pigtails and although the stars sit close to each other they still need extension cables in between each one.Live2ride-Daniel said:What length pigtails have you got there David? Interesting to see how it holds its shape with some 40c days on the tubes over summer