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Jan 25, 2013 23:05 |  #1

Hey guys, I am building a car rig for my camera and I am stumped on the boom part. I would like it to be roughly 15 to 20ft long, and for it to be in sections that is threaded so I can bring the setup places. I have everything else, I just need the boom. I have been reading online and people recommend conduit pipe. But idk where to get that cut and threaded. This is my cart so far below:
Manfrotto 244N Variable Friction Magic Arm without Camera Bracket (Black)
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Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud - Replaces 2915 (3)

I would prefer to not spend my life savings on this as well lol.

What about this as a boom? multiple, it says they sell tube connectors http://www.metals4u.co​.uk …-tube/177/3057/detail.a​sp (external link)


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Jan 26, 2013 00:02 |  #2

Conduit pipe? Like from Home Depot? I think they cut and thread there for you


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Jan 26, 2013 08:15 |  #3

NManuel01 wrote in post #15534935 (external link)
Conduit pipe? Like from Home Depot? I think they cut and thread there for you

I didn't know they did that there, I will check that out. Thanks!


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Jan 26, 2013 16:57 |  #4

so I went there and I found out that they only cut they do not threaded there because they do not have the machinery there to thread that type of piping I guess only plumbing piping. I was thinking of welding couplers to the piping just do it that way.

Also, what is a good size of piping? I know I want it to be 15 to 20 ft but what about diameter and thickness?


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Jan 26, 2013 17:14 |  #5

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=490505


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Jan 26, 2013 18:16 |  #6

I think it varies by Home Depot because I know the one by me does. Wow as far as size, 3/4 pipe seems like a good mix between weight an strength.


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Jan 26, 2013 22:41 |  #7

Home depot doesn't thread conduit, they do cut and thread black iron and galvanized pipe which are much different!




  
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Jan 27, 2013 00:14 |  #8

Piping I figured out, Right now I am trying to figure out how to connect the suction cups to the clamps. I am getting these suction cups, the worst part is that they have 1/4" screw. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …MB_Super_Grip_J​unior.html (external link)

I have heard bad stories of the F1000 failing.

The suction cups are slowing me down because I do not know how to find a way to mount them to the clamps. The suction cup closest to the camera, I would like to have it raised up, like an extension from the suction cup to the clamp to raise up the pole/boom so I can get higher shots.

Someone help me?


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Jan 27, 2013 01:37 |  #9

If you check out that link I posted all the problems you are experiencing have their many solutions documented ad nauseum there. Shopping lists, alternate products, mounting techniques and strategies... it's all there.

Here's the list of the gear I use (external link), including some early runs with Home Depot conduit. If you have more than a passing fancy to shoot rig shots you will not stay with conduit piping long.


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