I am planning on making my own thick barbells for Benching an Delt Presses, In my research I found I need pipe with a 1-1/2 Inner Diameter with a 1.9 Outer Diameter, then the guy @ the iron supply asked if I needed Schedule 40 or Schedule 80. I know the higher the schedule # the heavier it is, but what about it?s strength. I ask mainly b/c of the price deference, the 80 is double the price of the 40. So basically what I am asking is the Schedule 40 going to be heavy duty enough to hold lodes of great weight, are should I opt for the schedule 80…
I have next to none with experiance with what strain can be placed on steel piping.
Any help is appreciated.