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Like to find old thread about OD threading tube for endcaps

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:24 pm
by CThomas
vs ID threading tube. Does anyone remember this old thread about the pro's and cons of ID threading tube for endcaps vs OD threading of tube for endcaps.

Thanks

Re: Like to find old thread about OD threading tube for endc

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:58 pm
by CThomas
Found
Thanks for the help Capt

Re: Like to find old thread about OD threading tube for endc

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:44 pm
by calinb
CThomas wrote:Found
Thanks for the help Capt
and maybe a link....?

I've been waiting for someone to (hopefully) provide that link, because I'd like to re-read that thread too. Lately I've been thinking that the only reason people avoid OD threaded tubes is they tend to be ugly. For a very small weight penalty, end caps could be extended slightly beyond whatever thread length is deemed required, and the extra length tapered a bit on the end cap's OD. (The cap would taper toward the OD of the tube.)

At least this beholder's eye thinks this would be less ugly than a squared-off cap, if not exactly beautiful ;)

Thanks!