Building a galvanized pipe firemans pole for treehouse
Has anyone on this forum built a fireman's pole out of galvanized pipe? If so, what diameter pipe and how did you construct it?
My husband and I are building a free standing tree house and we would like to add a fireman's pole on the outside.
We did an internet search but what we found are for outdoor play sets and are too short.
We plan to cement a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch diameter pipe into the ground and have it go approx. 16 feet into a 90 degree angle at the top. The top will be attached to a threaded flange that is attached to the roof header.
We were hoping to use threaded galvanized pipe with a 90 degree elbow.
Would it be better if we had a steel company fabricate and weld it instead of using threaded parts to connect it all together? Can galvanized steel be welded?
Thanks in advance!