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What do you recommend using for the pole for a broom suspension?
I tried black pipe, but it bends way too much!!
Thanks for the tips
Jason
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How thick is the pipe your trying to use also what manufacture do you have this might help in the long run
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I have setup to have one made by Jim Sommers, it will out better I think
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Yes Jason, it should be better. Did you try doing one yourself before you contacted Mr Somers.
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Yes I got some pipe from Home Depot, but it had way too much flex
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Jason what kind of Pipe did you get from Home Depot. be sure it is a Heavy Metal one and not a PVC pipe.
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It was the thickest metal pipe they had
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Jason,

What you want is Cold Rolled Steel Tubing. 1 1/4 x 1/4 wall. I just bought two sections for my suspenssion, one at 47 inches and one at 60 inches long and it cost $82.OO Canadian. You can get this from any steel products distributor. Check the yellow pages. Also, you'll want to take the tubing to a machinist to have the end machined and rounded a bit to accept the harness nipple. This cost me another $25 Canadian. So I'm sure you won't spend more than about 50 or 60 US in your case. Good luck!

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Thanks for the tip!! I will remember that next time.
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Even if Jason does have Jim Somers do it it will be done right. I believe this is the Jim Somers that lives in Illinois. If it is Jim does know what he needs to do and the Guy is a wizard at what he does and knows. Don,
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Yes it is Jim in illinois I am sure it will be done right!!
thanks Don, and everyone for your support, you are great support for me, expecially while going to collage here at Boise State
thanks again
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Jason any time. How heavy is your assistant or how tall is the pole you tried to use? I'm surprised it began bending etc.
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She is 110 pounds (don't tell her I said that) I think it was just the wrong type of pipe.
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Jason I won't tell her. What kind of metal is the Pipe made out of that you picked up? I'm surprised it bent/was bending for you and I know it can't be that very tall. Also, who manufactured your Illusion?
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All they had was galvinized pipe. I got the gossamer harness and built the rest. I think it must have been the walls of the pipe were not thick enough, so it would bend a little, well actually a fair amount. I think I just need the cold rolled steel. I think having Jim Sommers make it will be best for now, he has build enough, he knows what to do.
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Hi

Use solid steel bar, it is not that heavy but has the safety factor.

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Yes I know Somers has built and even seen quite a bit. You could also do what Paula suggested. You might have to go to a metal yard where they sell it.
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