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Old 04-01-2010, 14:46   #1
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Coupling (Joiner, Connector) for 1" SS Tubing?

Has anyone seen a fitting that will join two ends of 1" Stainlesss steel tubing? I need a rigid coupling type of thing....no pivot...?
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Try these guys. I have bought a bunch a stuff from them and their prices are very good and have never had issues on delivery!

Canvas and Bimini Top Fitting Hardware
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Yea, I've got some stuff from them too... They dont seem to have these. Not sure I've ever seen them or not... kinda like a SS Tee without the Tee!
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Are you looking for a tube connector?? In the past i have used the next size up tube as a connector.

You just need to insure that the OD of the tubes you need to join fits inside the ID of a tube for a connector. Then slip over the tubes to be join and drill and screw or rivet.
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What you are looking for does exist - I know because I have one.

It slips over 1" tube with a close clearance fit and has a raised ridge running along it to give some thickness for the four threaded set screw holes. Itís definitely a casting.

Itís about 4 inches long, made of stainless, and polished.

The trouble is I canít remember where I got it, or what it was called.

Obviously Iím not much help.

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thanks

Capt Bill, Thanks for the suggestion....
I'm doing my best not to have to fabricate something or special order only a foot of tubing etc but I may have to.
Mike, thanks for confirming that it does (or did) exist.... an it wasnt my imagination!
I guess I'll continue to scour the net...
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I think this may be what you want -

Marine Rail Sleeves

I got the link from the canvas shop a few doors down from my shop.

Looks like youíll need access to a drill press to drill and tap for 1/4-28 set screws.

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