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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 4 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
Notes:
  • An oversized shipping fee will apply to lengths of 4 feet or longer. NRS will contact you prior to shipping for confirmation.

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NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rivers (8)
  • Day trip (4)
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5.0

Pipe

By Lonniemower

from Northwest is best

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Dries Easily
  • Good Waterproofing
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rivers

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

    Darn nice pipe

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Unbendable!

    By Kendarflugen

    from Carbondale, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rivers

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

        I really tried to bend this pipe and couldn't... Amazing!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Yup!

        By Jer

        from Calgary, AB

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Frame Customizing

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

            Great product. Exactly what I needed

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            • No

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            • NRS Unbendable Pipe 1-5/8" Anodized

              Q:

              is this the product I would use for a bar the can be used to attach my rear seat to the rear seat rails in my 14 ft raft?
              Asked on 3/13/2016 by Connor

              6 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I used this pipe cut to custom length for side rails.

                Answered on 3/14/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Absolutely Yes.

                Answered on 3/13/2016 by pondscum from Anacortes WA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yeah that's the stuff a lot of frames are made out of. Just have to be able to weld aluminum, or have a way to attach it.
                Sent from my iPhone

                Answered on 3/13/2016 by DB Northwester from Central Washington State
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yep. Most commercial and high quality recreational rafts use NRS type and size tubes. Get the size right though.
                Sent from my iPhone

                Answered on 3/13/2016 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Conner, this is the pipe we use to build our frames; it's 1-5/8" in diameter and is purchased with an inside diameter that fits our LoPros. If your side rails are 1-5/8" in diameter, we can build a cross bar for you. Our Universal Seat Mount - http://www.nrs.com/product/94015.01/nrs-universal-seat-mount - allows you to mount any of our seats to the bar. If you need further help, call 800.635.5202 or email service@nrs.com.

                Answered on 3/13/2016 by Clyde from NRS
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Connor, this is the pipe we use to build our frames. We purchase it with the specified inside diameter for our LoPro Fittings. If you have 1-5/8" diameter side rails, we can build you a cross bar to fit. Our Universal Seat Mount - http://www.nrs.com/product/94015.01/nrs-universal-seat-mount - fits on the pipe and will take all of our seats. If you need further help, give us a call, 800.635.5202, or email us, service@nrs.com.

                Answered on 3/13/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • 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:

                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
              • 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:

                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 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
              • 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:

                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
            • 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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