I need a bigger rod.

I need a bigger rod.

Post by Ted Mahle » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



   No not that. I need to know where you get the larger launch rods.
I finished my Estes/NCR Lance Beta (love the rocket!) and I need
to know what size rod and where you can find 'em. I am in North Texas
but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

            THANKS!

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Post by The Silent Observe » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>    No not that. I need to know where you get the larger launch rods.
> I finished my Estes/NCR Lance Beta (love the rocket!) and I need
> to know what size rod and where you can find 'em. I am in North Texas
> but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

IIRC, the Lance Beta has a 1/4" launch lug; you can get 1/4" diameter
rod at places that sell short lots and small pieces of metals.  Here in
Seattle, the first place to try is a shop called, appropriately, Metal
Shorts.

You ought to be able to get a stainless 1/4" rod four or five feet long
for under $20.

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Post by Wolfram v.Kipars » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>    No not that. I need to know where you get the larger launch rods.
> I finished my Estes/NCR Lance Beta (love the rocket!) and I need
> to know what size rod and where you can find 'em. I am in North Texas
> but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

But I thought that everything is bigger in Texas.

:)

Look in the phone book under "metal" or "steel" and find some suppliers.
Give them a call, and tell them what you are looking for.  Chances are,
you will find exactly what you want at a decent price.

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Post by Fred Shecte » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Cold Rolled Steel rods are great for rockets, and require only a little
sanding and WD-40 for maint.

You can look at major hardware stores or for round steel stock in many
diameters, or a hobby shop for 3 foot lengths of "music wire" rod.

I've also bought 6 foot lengths at a railroad supply yard!

-Fred Shecter NAR 20117

Quote:

>    No not that. I need to know where you get the larger launch rods.
> I finished my Estes/NCR Lance Beta (love the rocket!) and I need
> to know what size rod and where you can find 'em. I am in North Texas
> but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

>             THANKS!

> --
>         +----------__(')__----------------------------+
>         |    (')-//__l|l__\\                          |
>         |       \O_\/lol\/_O__  Ted Mahler  NAR 18184 |
>         |       /O`. [ ]  ;O_L\             N5ZYO     |
>         |      _\__\_[ ]_/__/_/                       |

>         |    /_\l___|_H_|___|/_\                      |
>         |   /       '-H-`       \                     |
>         +-~~~--------~'~--------~~~-------------------+

 
 
 

I need a bigger rod.

Post by Sandy559 » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Go to Home Depot or Lowes
Steve
 
 
 

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Post by Stephen DeArma » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>    No not that. I need to know where you get the larger launch rods.
> I finished my Estes/NCR Lance Beta (love the rocket!) and I need
> to know what size rod and where you can find 'em. I am in North Texas
> but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

       Ace Hardware

         TNO,
        Randy

 
 
 

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Post by Randall Shoke » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Ted Mahler . I am in North Texas

Quote:
> but a suggestion for a generic type place would work.

>             THANKS!

Ted

They Don't make generic Viagra yet, so either pay up or be happy with your
rod as it is.....:)

Believe me it works...

Mr. Dole

 
 
 

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Post by Armando Flore » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be located.
I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies could
only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.
Quote:

> Go to Home Depot or Lowes
> Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Alex Kieckhaf » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


: Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be located.
: I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies could
: only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.

Why bother getting a threaded rod?  If you need a rod thats 4 feet or
shorter, you can get rods including 1/4", and maybe bigger for less than
5 bucks a rod.  Admittedly, its not collapsible, but for short rods
its not THAT big of a problem.

AlexK

 
 
 

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Post by Armando Flore » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Thanks Alex,
the beginning of the thread is asking for longer rods.  I am looking for 4
foot 1/8" and 3/16"  rods in a single piece.  Several people posted that the
Home Depots, Lowes..... all had the rods.

I have checked with several of the local stores (Lowes/Home
Depot/Hechingers...) and all only had threaded rods (the whole body is
threaded making it useless for my needs).  If these stores do have what I am
looking for and anybody has actually bought them, I'd like to know what
section they found them because the store techies were not able to locate
them in any of the stores.

Thanks
af

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> : Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be located.
> : I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies could
> : only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.

> Why bother getting a threaded rod?  If you need a rod thats 4 feet or
> shorter, you can get rods including 1/4", and maybe bigger for less than
> 5 bucks a rod.  Admittedly, its not collapsible, but for short rods
> its not THAT big of a problem.

> AlexK

 
 
 

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Post by Chris William » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Ask for a (size goes here) steel rod (stainless if they have it) and he'll
bring you a 1 piece steel rod that is perfect!

--
Chris Williams

MSRS# 27

Quote:

>Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be located.
>I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies could
>only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.


>> Go to Home Depot or Lowes
>> Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Evan Ro » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Ask for a (size goes here) steel rod (stainless if they have it) and he'll
>bring you a 1 piece steel rod that is perfect!

I just picked up 1/8x36" and 3/16x36" at a hobby shop for less than $3 each.

I was at a TruValue hardware store and they had a selection of rods, but they
were out of those two sizes. The display also had a slot for 72" lengths.

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Post by Fred Shecte » Wed, 22 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I'm in Southern California and the Home Depots around here did not carry
unthreaded rod until a few years ago.

They seen to re-do the hardware aisle and switch the vendors that they
buy from every year or two.  The unthreaded rods were/are stored upright
in metallic (rotating?) racks along with threaded rods, flats etc. and
they were in the big aisle where you find the fasteners.  I wouldn't be
surprised if they are in different locations at different stores across
the USA.

-Fred Shecter

Quote:

> Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be located.
> I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies could
> only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.


> > Go to Home Depot or Lowes
> > Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Zepp » Thu, 23 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Armando,
Our local Home depot has non-threaded rods in 3/16" and up in 3 and 6 foot
lengths. It is in the hardware isle on a rotating display with various
profile steel and aluminum rods tubes angles and bars.

Maybe your local HD hasn't reordered in a while but could special order
what you need?

Jon



Quote:
> Thanks Alex,
> the beginning of the thread is asking for longer rods.  I am looking for
4
> foot 1/8" and 3/16"  rods in a single piece.  Several people posted that
the
> Home Depots, Lowes..... all had the rods.

> I have checked with several of the local stores (Lowes/Home
> Depot/Hechingers...) and all only had threaded rods (the whole body is
> threaded making it useless for my needs).  If these stores do have what I
am
> looking for and anybody has actually bought them, I'd like to know what
> section they found them because the store techies were not able to locate
> them in any of the stores.

> Thanks
> af

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> > : Could you please prescribe the section this hardware could be
located.
> > : I've tried 3 stores in Northern Va and the local Hardware techies
could
> > : only come up with threaded 1/8" rods.

> > Why bother getting a threaded rod?  If you need a rod thats 4 feet or
> > shorter, you can get rods including 1/4", and maybe bigger for less
than
> > 5 bucks a rod.  Admittedly, its not collapsible, but for short rods
> > its not THAT big of a problem.

> > AlexK