Sometimes you just had to be persistent.
Four trips to hardware store, three salespeople, and a 45 min conversation With the guy that actually orders the pipe, who talks as slow as anybody I have ever known… and presto! They have 2inch OD structural in 24 ft joints!
After much texting, some pics, and a couple of phone calls my buddy (formerly known as MethHead) picked it up for me and had them cut into 8 ft sections to make it more manageable. They charged me for three cuts instead of two so I guess they use the “new math” there. Anyway… he wanted to help me even though he has NO clue about lifting anything over 12oz.
We decided we could just use rebar for the collars since there are plenty of scraps laying around the shop.
We cut the pipe, got the rings made and he asked me if I wanted to weld them or if I wanted him to do it. Since he has more experience at welding I said okay, you do it. I want it to come out decent.
Well… let’s just say I will be making a trip hardware store for grinding disks tomorrow
All and all they came out great! Just ugly
It was a joint effort and I am thankful to have a friend that puts up with my crazy ass! But! I am tackling the farmer carry handles on my own🤣
I have no clue how much they weigh. But the fit was almost perfect. My spring clips fit VERY tight.
Good weekend! Got the roof back in our yard, put a new tramp on Jed’s trampoline, got my 7ft axle and two 16 inch adjustable dumbbell handles. Yay!
And ended the day by watching the fire burn and cooking chicken blue cheese sausagea on stick and roasting marshmallows