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Old 01-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was looking around at Home Depot yesterday and saw that they have 2 3/8" x 8ft sections of galvanized steel. I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be used for fencing. How well will that work for a DIY rail? I'm looking for a cheap catch free way to build a backyard rail.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup that would work
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure, but if you look closely at Galvanized Steel it isn't really that smooth. The coating is kinda layered onto it. I wonder if a gas line pipe, usually black'ish wouldn't be better and nearly same price. Also available at Home Depot or any other large box store.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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agreed, gal is shit for sliding. Black steel would be much better and if you wax it it wont rust
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yup raw steel is best
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The galvanized steel fence poles he is talking about are smooth. Nothing like sliding on a smooth pole.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could always go to the junk/scrap yard and see what they have. May save you some $.
I bought a 12' with T joints and other pieces for $15.
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