Black rubber tip for umbrella Pole

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  1. Indianrock

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    Has anyone managed to make a homemade black plastic tip for the support poles that run horizontally across the roof of your tent trailer bedrooms ....this is for a Coleman

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hi4gCALmATVRDIF1FX0QCbptiPwJMYdJ/view?usp=drivesdk
     
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    I did, back in 2005, and still use these modified poles to support the ends of the awning we have hanging over the back deck on the house. Not plastic though as they'd just break again - used metal.

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    I ordered a couple from ColemanpopupParts but may look into making the home-made variety. Thanks.
     
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    I have designed and 3D printed my own. You can see it here. I printed mine in PLA and it is still going strong, but if you can print ABS, it would probably be better.

    Why buy one for $5 when you can buy a $600 3D printer and spend hours designing and printing your own? Much more fun this way. :p

    And I see you live in Bellingham. My hometown. I'll be up that way in June (21-23).
     
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    Is this the brass nipple you used, more or less? If so you also used a wood screw about 1.75 to 2 inches long?

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    Anderson Metals 56112 Brass Pipe Fitting, Close Nipple, 3/8" NPT Male, 1" Length

    https://www.amazon.com/Anderson-Met...ass+nipple&qid=1558716980&s=industrial&sr=1-4
     
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    Yeah, 'though mine was 3/4" long, about the same as the original plastic tip. We're talking 14 yrs ago so I don't really recall how long the screw was - doesn't matter much as long as the head is large enough to capture this adapter.
     
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    Ok what was delivered to me is too large to fit. The hole in the bed roof support is 1/4 inch diameter. So the 3/8 inch NPT fitting I got is probably more like 5/8 inch diameter.(see below )

    This "barb to NPT" fitting might work.
    1/4" Barb x 1/4" NPT Male Pipe

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    https://amzn.to/2MaKP8C

    "As a general “rule of thumb” an NPT thread is approximately 1/4″ (0.25”) larger than its “name.”

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    https://blog.restek.com/?p=47867
     

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