Go to the hardware store and buy some black pipe of the appropriate size, buy a coupler, then buy some orange paint. Presto, you have this product exactly. Calculate the difference and send me the money. In other words, don't waste your money on this. It is just a piece of pipe.
You can use 1/2" pipe extensions, but be aware that these will not be drop-in replacements. I bought the Mini-Brute then tried 1/2" pipe extensions. They will work, but I decided that the little details make a big difference. The biggest problem is that 1/2" pipe uses pipe threads and T-Jak uses regular threads throughout. This means that:
1. The plastic base will be stressed by forcing pipe threads into it, and the T-Jak is designed to have the pipe bottom out when it is threaded in. T-Jak did this in order to avoid having the cabinet load be carried by the plastic threads in the base. With pipe threads, if you don't force the pipe to the bottom of the base, the load will only be supported by a couple of the plastic threads in the base. If you do not force the pipe threads to the bottom of the base, the support will also be wobbly because the pipe threads are tapered.
2. With 1/2" pipe you have similar problems where the standard extension that comes with the...
I originally bought the T-Jak to put in some cabinets. When I needed to work on the ceiling I bought the extension. It was a very useful addition to my original purchase.
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