I am working on building the practice field for my team for the infinite recharge game, but we are struggling to find the 1 1/4 schedule 40 iron pipe to create the generator switch practice element. I was wondering if any of you have found where you can buy it.
We were able to find and purchase our pipe at Menards. I physically measured what Home Depot had and found it to be out of spec for a schedule 40 pipe (note: they were not claiming it was but the employee helping me was not sure).
At the kickoff, they said this was typical theatrical truss, but spec theatre battens are either 1 and 1/2 or 2 inches in diameter.
We were going to use our theatre pipes. I guess we will venture out this week as well. However, it stands to reason that if one has a clamping mech that works on 1 (costume rack pipe), and 1 and 1/2 inch batten, the 1 and 1/4 will not be a difficulty.
So, perhaps, talking to a school’s drama department may be a potential solution after all.
Not sure of the exact OD you are looking for but 1-1/4" schedule 40 iron pipe would be an electrical pipe. It’s available for plumbing but no one uses it so it won’t be carried anywhere. 1-1/4" rigid metal conduit is 1.660" o.d. (42.16mm)
We used black pipe, it worked very well. I picked it up at Menards myself. The black pipe is going to be more cost effective for a practice field and is easier to attach with the two floor flanges. Look at my post to see how we did it.