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Postby xgary » Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:22 pm

Anyone tried 6061 before ?
Not a reco but had this conversation with a homebuilder the other day and I thought it would be an interesting topic.


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Postby lazair » Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:22 am

Shannon, Topic was D cells

Yes all Tubing in 6061.

D cell is 2024 T3
Question was anyone use 6061 before? it is about 20% less strength per thinckness. SO one would have to us say .024 6061 vs .020 2024 T3

What is your thoughts?


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Postby lazair » Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:29 am

Shannon, Exactly !! And thank you. 2024 is a stronger that 6061 and the "t3" is the temper. If is Shinyer as well and i believe more corrosion resistant. I know some look at the 6061 as a cheaper alternative to 2024 but don't do it in D Cell Construction.

In a time tested and proven design why change it ?


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Postby xgary » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:06 pm

QUOTE (lazair @ Jan 19 2004, 08:22 AM)
Shannon, Topic was D cells

Yes all Tubing in 6061.

D cell is 2024 T3
Question was anyone use 6061 before? it is about 20% less strength per thinckness. SO one would have to us say .024 6061 vs .020 2024 T3

What is your thoughts?


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Lazair- you said the 6061 is 20% less strong as 2024 ?

Where do you get that ?

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Postby lazair » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:41 am

Shorty, on Aluminum values

Tensile Values

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