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Old 12-08-2019, 08:28 PM   #1
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Wanting to build a quad pod or tripod with a larger platform. Looking for ideas and also what gauge of metal would be best. Wanting it roughly 10ft tall to the platform

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Old 12-08-2019, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:43 AM   #3
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1.5" 14 gauge will work for the legs fine, if you're concerned though you can up that to 2". For the platform I always used either 1x2x14ga laying flat or 1.5" 14 ga. I believe I made my 2 man platforms 36"x72" with crossmembers on 18" centers. 3/4" #9 expanded metal for the floor, either flat or raised. I would use 1" 14 or even 16 gauge for the handrails.
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:28 PM   #4
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Dale Moser here on TBH has built what I consider one of the best I've seen when it come to building/modifying a tripod/quadpod. The fella has a knack for building what I'd call the "Tajmahal" of 'em all. Give him a holler or do some research and find his thread. It's from several years back, but it was a great build/mod!
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:27 PM   #5
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I’d use drill stem for legs, cheap and you won’t ever exceed the capacity.
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Old 12-16-2019, 10:27 AM   #6
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