Square pipe wall thickness advice...

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Old 10-08-04, 11:17 AM
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Square pipe wall thickness advice...

I have to weld three posts for my fence to weldplate in my driveway pad. The weldplates are 1/2 inch thick mild steel. The posts are going to be 3 1/2 inch outside diameter and are 6 feet long.

Can you give me advice on wall thickness. I was thinking 188 wall, but it was suggested to me that 100 wall would be plenty. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Tom
 
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Old 10-09-04, 05:50 PM
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Not enough info to be able to help.

Tom,

The strenght of the posts will depend on how the plates are anchored, how far they are spaced, what the fencing material is, whether the only force against the fence is wind or you're next to a convenience store where kids hang out, what do you want to give if bumped by a vehicle, etc.
 
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