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jimbob

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Wanted
« on: 13:57:59, 21/11/20 »
I am in need of two 30 degree ferrules for a tent pole repair. They can be 7.9mm Or 10mm ID.

Tent pole spares are useless they promise to ring me back or email me but then never do. I'm up to double figures in the number of times I've contacted them. I have the time due to lockdown, clearly, though working, they don't seem to need my money. I have sourced quality aluminium tubing from another company and all the straight ferrules I would need and although I could bend tube I can't actually find any with the needed inner diameter.
Too little, too late, too bad......

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Re: Wanted
« Reply #1 on: 14:58:03, 21/11/20 »
Post a pic or drawing of what you want jimbob
I may be able to help
If you have some tubing I can possibly machine the bore out to the size you want :)

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Re: Wanted
« Reply #2 on: 17:54:11, 21/11/20 »
When I needed some DAC aluminium poles for my tent I logged onto www.extremtextil.de. They had everything that I needed. When they arrived (it was only a few days) I had to then bend two of the tubes. Once I filled them with sand and used my 'cheap' hand-held pipe bender I found it to be surprisingly easy to do. Of course, I could be on a totally different subject because I don't know what a 'ferrule' actually is? I apologise if I am.

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Re: Wanted
« Reply #3 on: 09:20:07, 07/12/20 »
Is it something like this that you are after, jimbob?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-Aluminium-Alloy-Connector-Angled-Pole-150-degree-for-8-5-9-5-11mm-Tent-Pole-/132815628548


Unfortunately I cannot find them in 7.9mm


PS - I bought a couple of the 8.5mm ones for a repair to a cheapo tent and the quality seems OK.
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Re: Wanted
« Reply #5 on: 09:23:35, 07/12/20 »
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jimbob

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Re: Wanted
« Reply #6 on: 11:15:10, 07/12/20 »
Thanks Beefy and Richard, I bought some straight tube and using the sand and heat method managed to get a good bend. However the diameters are not quite what I want. So I am considering getting a slightly larger diameter bit off tube and making the ends a wee bit longer and using epoxy to make up the void, which would be tiny. The cost of the tube is much, much cheaper than any of the pre-bent  ferrules. Actually yesterday I discovered that even Wickes sells aluminium tubing a a much better price than the specialist tent folks.
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