A friend is building a chain link fence, and occasionally I drive across the state to assist. The newest problem is that the top rail won’t quite fit into the connector sleeves that I bought from a different vendor.
BUT MY ACTUAL GENERAL QUESTION IS: How much will the inside diameter of the connector sleeve increase if it gets heated up to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit? (From, say, an ambient 80 degrees.)
The sleeve’s I.D. is nominally 1-5/8”. The sleeve is galvanized steel, and the thickness is about 0.06”.
Finding a practical solution to the fencing problem, shouldn’t be difficult — I’ve got some connector sleeves from a different vendor that work okay (a little too loose), and ordering sleeves from the same place we bought the top rail wouldn’t cost much. My question is mostly abstract curiosity. (I’m not great at math.)