Cold Rolled or Hot Rolled

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jaydee325

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I want some hydraulic cylinder safety props. 2 - 2" X 16" pieces of angle should do the trick. What would be better to use, hot rolled or cold rolled?
 
  
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For that job it doesn't matter.
What does matter is how thick the angle is and you're leaving that info out.
How thick should I go?
 
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`Like Yogi says, a channel would be better to assure it doesn't pop out. You could add some tabs to a angle, to make that.
 
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That's a compression load, very easy for a 3/16-1/4" angle. Maybe 2x2, 3x3 might provide a better "footprint".
 
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You can even use aluminum angle or channel, less chance or marring the rod. I've never seen "cold rolled" angle though.
 
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Good point on marking up the rod. I use 2x2x3/16 steel. A couple layers of duct tape would go a long way to prevent marks.
 

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I always figured this

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would work better than this

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WAY more contact with the piston housing.
 
 
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