what size pipes did you use and how many poles would you get in each one?
I used plain 90mm stormwater pipe, is cheap and the fittings are also cheap, however I originally looked at 100mm but the prices went up considerably on the fittings (I guess because it isn't used as much as 90mm).
Depends on the style of the poles. The locking knob on my poles are quite large and I tend to find that these will dictate just how many poles you'll fit comfortably into the pipe(s). Generally usually 6 poles will comfortably fit in, yoy don't want to cram too many in as they may not all want to go in the same way the next time
Wrecksie wrote:Do you have screw ends on both ends? Just concerned that if you have any shorter poles and only have a screw end on one end that it could become a pain to try and get them out?
Screw cap on one end and a blanking cap on the other with 1 inch high density foam pads on the inside to 'suspend' the poles inside and stop them smashing theur way through the end caps.
When you fit the pipe adaptors on, don't just rely on the PVC glue to hold them on, if things get a little rough, the poles, should they move in transit can knock the pipe fittings off and goodby to the poles
I glued and then put 4 pop rivits through the walls of the tubes to guarantee the pipe fittings don't come off (don't forget to seal the little hole in the middle of the rivit to stop water entering)
As for shorter poles, I tend to find that because of the locking knob, if I drag one pole out, they all come out, never had any problem not reaching a pole.
Mounting will vary depending on the location etc, but I found this method of 'clamping' to be the best for me. This way I can remove the tubes if necessary
Hope this helps,