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NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

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Made with 1-3/8" inner dimension 1-5/8 outer dimension anodized aluminum. The unbendable pipe is great to customize your side rails or add that extra cross bar. If you need lengths broken down into certain sections, please specify in the comments section when placing an order.

Sold by the foot.

CONSTRUCTION:
Nominal size 1 1/4" Schedule 40, 6061-T6 anodized aluminum pipe
Class III anodizing
High strength-to-weight ratio
Outside diameter = 1 5/8"
Inside diameter = 1 3/8"
Wall thickness = 1/8"
Weight = 0.786 lbs/ft

An oversized shipping fee will apply to lengths of 5 feet or longer. NRS will contact you prior to shipping for confirmation.

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Dimensions: 1 5/8" Diameter and sold by the foot

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  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    What is the best way to cut the anodized aluminum pipe on your own? I need to modify the width and length of an existing frame?
    Asked on 9/7/2014 by Rhett from Longmont Colorado

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used an abrasive cut off saw to trim the 15/8" bars and seems to
      work pretty good .

      Answered on 9/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Use a metal cut off blade in a chop saw, or a 4" blade on a grinder. A hack saw will work but it will take a bit.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Rhett, our Frameshop folks use a chop saw, with a metal cutting blade.

      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just cut it with my power miter saw and a standard wood blade. A blade for cutting metal would have been more ideal, but the aluminum is much softer than steel.
      Curt

      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can cut with a band saw if available, or a sawzall with a good metal blade. You can clean up the edges with a file. It's hard to make a square cut with the sawzall but aluminum cleans up pretty easy with a file. Don't use a grinder, the aluminum will gum up the wheel.

      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used a cut off saw (chop saw) with a cutting wheel that can cut aluminum.
      Works great. Sort of stinky, though, as the wheel slowly degrades as it
      cuts the aluminum. I'm sure you can find a cutting wheel at Home Depot or
      any big box. I used a sanding wheel to buff out the ends, and you will
      need to deburr the inside. That's the hardest part, and I just used a
      utility knife to carve off the shavings that stick to the inside of the
      pipe.

      Answered on 9/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm a contractor so I had access to an electric metal cut off saw (electric band saw). Assuming you don't have one, a thin, metal cut-off blade on a grinder works. So does a metal cut-off blade in a chop saw or circular saw. With no access to any of those, use a hand hacksaw.

      Answered on 9/7/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    I need 2 50 inch piece cross bars do I still have to order by the foot?
    Asked on 7/16/2014 by Reid from Albany Oregon

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Reid, we calculate cross bar widths as center-to-center of the side rails they attach to. Each LoPro adds 2" to the width of the bar. If you need a complete 50" cross bar with LoPros the pipe will be 46" in length. If you're making your own cross bars, a 50" piece of pipe will give you the stock 54" length. We can cut the pipe to your specified measurements; just let us know.

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    how thin can it be and is it light
    Asked on 2/23/2014 by richy from st george,ut

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The pipe has a nominal 1/8" thick wall and is quite light for its strength.

      Answered on 2/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    or lenght do i order 6 for quantity ?that will be a 6ft piece ?
    Asked on 4/5/2013 by tom

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Tom, the pipe is $4.00 per foot, so a 6' length will be $24.00.

      Answered on 4/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You specify the total length needed and in the order notes you can call out specifically how you want it cut into smaller lengths
      Lou

      Answered on 4/5/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    Can I order several lengths at 5' each? and a few at 7'?
    Asked on 3/9/2013 by 3pawpup from parachute, CO

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They cut it any length for me in 2012.

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, best to call them. The guys in the frame shop are accommodating. This is an easy order - if I remember, they charge by the foot.
      john vrymoed

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You bet! I ordered a length of pipe and 2 LoPro fittings and added a spot to my Bighorn 2 frame to carry another dry box. I cut the pipe to the length I needed with a plumbers pipe cutter available for purchase at any hardware store. You could easily custom build an entire frame this way.

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've ordered custom lengths pretty close to these lengths in the past with
      no problems. In order to put together a raft frame using these custom
      lengths, I needed to drill the holes for the clamps to fit on the pipe, but
      as long as I was careful, that worked out fine.
      Tom Cochran

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you can order any length and lengths under 108" can be shipped UPS.

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes they will do 1' increments. Call them, NRS has great customer service.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by 90Duck from Bend
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. You can order any sizes you would like.
      Thank you,
      Raphael Fasi
      Gone Fishing Colorado

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe that when I ordered this material, that it came in whole lengths and I had to trim to fit. 4' - 6' - 8' etc.., but I believe that was for pricing. They may be able to cut your length and charge you by the foot. Sorry, it was a bit ago, and that may have changed.
      Good luck with your project!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      NRS will cut these to whatever lengths you want in whatever quantity you
      want. There may be some limit on the longest size possible, but 7' is
      well within their limits.

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Standup Rafter from Bellingham, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Totally. I have before. Built a frame last year, building a cat frame this year.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

    Q:

    How long are these? I know i order by the foot but how long can you ship?
    Asked on 3/6/2013 by dave from michigan

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Dave,
      Your question was forwarded to me (a fellow customer that has purchased them before). NRS probably should have fielded this question since it is a technical question, not a review. I don't what their maximum ship length is, but I have ordered them up 8 feet long. In general, the upper limit for shipping things is quite long (e.g., I have ordered touring kayaks that were shipped). They start adding an oversize shipping cost at 4', but they can probably accommodate whatever length you need for a conventional raft. Again, NRS should probably have fielded this question instead of forwarding it to a customer, but hopefully that helps.
      Tim

      Answered on 3/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think Nrs probably gets the stuff in 20' lengths.
      108" is the OS2 oversized FedEx limit. Not sure about ups, which is what nrs uses. For OS2, they charge for a 50lb equiv weight. As a comparison i just shipped some oars just under 108". It was $25 for three oars in a box.. If over 108 it would have been close to $100
      So in theory if you were shipping you would go to the shipper and figure out the most economical length and bundle your pipe in that manner.
      Or find a dealer who gets their gear freighted from Nrs and ask if they can add your pipe frame lengths to their next order.
      Lou

      Answered on 3/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dave, the pipe comes to us in 18.75' lengths. Anything over 107" has to be shipped motor freight.

      Answered on 3/6/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    5.0

    Yup!

    By Jer

    from Calgary, AB

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          Comments about NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized:

          It's the good stuff. Don't mess around with galvanized top rail for your frames... you'll be wishing it was this stuff.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          the best part of NRS products

          By steven on the trinity

          from redding, ca

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

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            • Day Trips
            • Rapids Paddling
            • Rivers

            Comments about NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized:

            if you are new to NRS, welcome to the world of applying your creative thinking. the pipe was used on my NRS stern frame. i wanted added length on the stern to connect my anchor support (NRS LoPro/NRS pipe/NRS mounting bracket/Scotty float tube anchor bracket)on one side, NRS motor mount (the height of the transom modified to fit above the stern seat bracket), stern seat platform, and on the opposite side of the anchor is a Scotty fly rod holder (NRS LoPro/pipe/NRS mounting bracket, and Scotty fly rod holder) for the person fishing from the stern seat.

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            5.0

            Great price, great strength

            By Confluence Outfitters of VA

            from Lexington, VA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

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              • Frame Customizing

              Comments about NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized:

              Great product. Exactly what I needed

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              5.0

              Customer Service Made Part Useful

              By GNoose

              from Helena MT

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

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              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

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                • Rivers

                Comments about NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized:

                Once I got my Smith River permit, I needed the frame part - NRS really came through - right part, right price, arrived fast, installed easily.
                The trip was great - it occurred to me that the 2.2 Bills bag and River Duffle that I had with me were purchased from NRS in 1986. Nice job NRS!

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                5.0

                nice pipe

                By jmd

                from dexter or

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                • Lightstongpretty

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                  • Frame

                  Comments about NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized:

                  used on my cat frame cut to my size perfectly thanks.looked for cheaper everywhere cant be found

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