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    Where to get steel rod longer than 72 inches?

    The bar I have is 72 (not a pipe), but I'd like, a 84" metal rod. In other words, a solid 1 inch diameter metal rod.

    McMaster-Carr and buymetal.com only sell them up to 6' (72"). There has to be a distributor or way to get a slightly larger barbell (inner rod)!
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    Originally Posted by adamaero View Post
    The bar I have is 72 (not a pipe), but I'd like, a 84" metal rod. In other words, a solid 1 inch diameter metal rod.

    McMaster-Carr and buymetal.com only sell them up to 6' (72"). There has to be a distributor or way to get a slightly larger barbell (inner rod)!

    What about Metals Depot?
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    Ah, maybe!

    1 inch Dia. 304 Stainless Steel Round Bar 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $149.48


    1 inch Dia. 1045 Cold Drawn TGP - Precision Shafting 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $108.07


    1 inch Dia. 1018 Cold Finish Steel Round 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $62.60

    Just need to figure out which, if any, are suitable to hold 250+ lb...
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    The highest PSI tensile strength of those choices is 91,000.

    "165,000 PSI is a good minimum to look for when purchasing a new weight lifting barbell."
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    I don't even think magnesium would work.
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    Troy and Ivanko offer 1" barbells. Might be another option, if you can find one in stock.
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    You'd probably be better off buying a cheap bolted oly bar and removing the sleeves, as long as your plates will fit the larger diameter bar.
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    I've used metalsupermarkets.com. They have a branch local to me so I've picked up metal there before, the 1018 1" cold rolled round I bought for a standard barbell and dumbbell handles wasn't very expensive at all. It seemed cheaper to buy from them locally (having requested a quote from them online) than to order from competitor's online websites and pay shipping.

    Originally Posted by adamaero View Post
    Ah, maybe!

    1 inch Dia. 304 Stainless Steel Round Bar 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $149.48


    1 inch Dia. 1045 Cold Drawn TGP - Precision Shafting 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $108.07


    1 inch Dia. 1018 Cold Finish Steel Round 7 ft.
    Custom Cut Tolerance: (± 1/16 in.)
    $62.60

    Just need to figure out which, if any, are suitable to hold 250+ lb...
    The reason the 1045 cold rolled TGP you selected is so pricey compared to 1018 is it is TGP (turned ground and polished) which is for a precision machined shaft application. You don't need that extra step so it just adds needless cost. Try to find regular 1045 cold rolled, or better yet, 1144 stressproof.

    AISI 1018 Steel, as cold drawn, 22-32 mm (0.875-1.25 in) round http://www.matweb.com/search/DataShe...27b800ab4d4e41
    Tensile Strength, Ultimate 63800 psi
    Tensile Strength, Yield 53700 psi

    AISI 1045 Steel, cold drawn, 19-32 mm (0.75-1.25 in) round http://www.matweb.com/search/DataShe...3935f52d910784
    Tensile Strength, Ultimate 90600 psi
    Tensile Strength, Yield 76900 psi

    AISI 1141 Steel, cold drawn, 19-32 mm (0.75-1.25 in) round http://www.matweb.com/search/DataShe...30cc1b8c13e83a
    Tensile Strength, Ultimate 105000 psi
    Tensile Strength, Yield 87700 psi

    AISI 1144 Steel, cold drawn, 19-32 mm (0.75-1.25 in) round http://www.matweb.com/search/DataShe...98dcd6749b4f65
    Tensile Strength, Ultimate 108000 psi
    Tensile Strength, Yield 89900 psi

    1144 stressproof isn't suitable for welding due to sulfur content but it might be a good option for a barbell due to its high tensile strength. There are some sites with 1144 stressproof quoted with yield strengths at 115K psi - 135k psi. Its a bit pricier than the 1045. Otherwise go with 1045. 1018 probably would be fine up to 250lb but if you are going heavy do at least 1045. Keep in mind I'm not an expert at all, I just researched this stuff on google a few years ago to make a standard barbell.

    I don't think 304 stainless is a good choice for the money.

    Probably avoid alloy steels with L in the name, those have lead added. For example 12L14.


    For the inner collars on the barbell you could use 1 in. split shaft collar, I bought some off eBay for not much money. The split shaft collar clamp to the bar and are more secure than the cheaper set screw shaft collar, which besides being less secure will also mar the bar.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    I've used metalsupermarkets.com. They have a branch local to me so I've picked up metal there before, the 1018 1" cold rolled round I bought for a standard barbell and dumbbell handles wasn't very expensive at all. It seemed cheaper to buy from them locally (having requested a quote from them online) than to order from competitor's online websites and pay shipping.
    I used them recently for new rods for my lat machine. Best price in town and they cut to size.
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