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Is a 1" brass rod weaker than 1" iron pipe? Answered

If you where to put the same diameter brass rod and iron pipe in a bender, which one would be toughest to bend?



Best Answer 7 years ago

In general, the brass rod would be heavier, stronger, and harder to bend.

Bending isn't the issue. As Steve has already pointed out, it's stripping. You can't thread brass and have it hold up under the same load as threaded steel. For yield strength and design information, try a good engineering resource, such as eFunda.

Who says it has to be threaded? Where the contacts meet the motor, why could that not be steel sleeved?

You could braze or solder it .Frankly it would be very heavy and an expensive . I would plate a steel frame . 1" rod is 1" OD, 1" steel pipe is 1.315 " OD .

It depends - as it stands your question does not have enough detail for a sensible answer.

The brass would be a LOT heavier.

That all depends on the wall thickness of the iron pipe.

If you like the idea of a brass motorcycle, use a regular steel frame, strip the paint off it then have it brass plated.