PVC Pipe

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Would 2" PVC pipe be able to support a 10'X20" vinyl backdrop. I have a support system mounted in place but need something to roll the drop onto...would the PVC do it or would it bend? If not, does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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I'm going to guess you mean 10' x 20'...not inches...
But I would think it would bend quite a bit, if not snap.
 

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A friend found an easy answer to the very same problem at the local muffler shop. They were able to crimp one end of 30 inch sections of stainless 2 inch pipe. The crimped ends friction fits into the uncrimped ends other pieces of pipe. He now have a background support crossbar that collapses into 30 inch sections. The whole thing cost less than 20 dollars.
 

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You got Stainless for $20? WOW! The exhaust pipe sounds like a good plan. Fairly ridged but still light weight. Another consideration is EMT conduit for electrical wiring, usually comes in 10 foot sections, I think it would do 20' with a support on either end and one in the middle.

If I does not need to be moved around at all, than Black Iron gas pipe is a good way to go.

But with any tube/pipe set up it will require at least some center support. unless you want to shell out huge cash for 20' of box truss. :mrgreen:
 

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You can also check out music supply shops. There are quite a few options to span 10' to which stage lights or small monitors are attached. The price is usually not chep but still a bit less than at a speacialty photography shop.
 
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What do you guys hang your muslins or vinyls from? I have a support system but need something to hang my muslins so they will roll up? What should I use?
 

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