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Old 03-20-2011, 11:51 AM
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East Buss Bars

where are you guys getting your materials to make bus bars?? I cant seem to find anything in the Atlantic provinces.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:23 PM
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you dont really need to go with copper........I'm using 1/2"x2" 6061 aluminum flat bar........works fine for me......its not as expensive as copper either!!
if ya need a set made up i can help ya out
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:42 PM
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I don't need them Right away but I am gonna need them soon. I'm gonna need them big enough to hold 6 wires for each bar. I'm doing 4 runs of + and - from the batt to the bar then 2 runs from the bar to the amp.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:56 PM
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Do u have a local metal shop? They are usually willing to cut lengths of flat stock for minimal fee. Most prob wouldn't have copper, but they should mostly have aluminum.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:17 PM
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like i said i can make em for ya.....for a small charge.....im in bc so id have to ship em....but i get killer rates......if u can find it local cool....make sure u get either 5053 or 6061......if they say 7075 say no.....u dont need it!!! thats aluminum specs by the way!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:13 PM
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^A assume the differences in the aluminums is the alloy contents. Is the 7075 just overkill or expensive or what. Is there any metals you flat out shouldn't use?
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:08 PM
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7075 is more structural, its alot harder.....way more expensive.....6061 is what i use.....anything will work....just whatever fits ur budget!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:25 PM
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Thanks. And you're supposed to use stainless hardware only, right.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:56 PM
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you dont have to, again it comes down to budget.....stainless hardware does cost way more.....galls if you dont use antisieze, but is better.......but like i said you dont need it
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:17 PM
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i just went to best metals (a metal recycling shop)
paid $6 per pound (1 piece 18 inch long about a 1/4 inch thick)

copper that is
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