These very popular frames are constructed of welded steel for strength and durability. They have 2 ball bearings for easy swiveling and are painted for corrosion resistance. The frame is mounted to a 1-inch diameter support pipe threaded to fit a 3/4-inch size pipe or conduit.
Frames available in 8", 10", 13", 18", 24", and 36" diameters.
Some of the paint was scratched off when recieved but looks like a well built unit otherwise
Forgot to add when I grasped the threaded end of the tube when removing the frame from the shipping box, I received a metal splinter in my finger that drew blood.
Opened the package upon arrival, painted grey finish is scraped and rough on the back side all the way down the length of the frame, I will have to repaint it to prevent corrosion. Ball bearing action is smooth- but only for about 2/3 rotation, then it jams- tight- I will have to either work it loose or disassemble the center shaft from the frame and figure out why. Overall, not impressed. Maybe the Chinese can make it better.
To follow up, I received a replacement frame. It did not rotate freely either, and it too had damage to the painted surfaces- but in different areas as compared to the first one shipped to me. As in the case of the first one, the shipping box was undamaged. It did have a plastic cap on top of the bearing housing to keep rain out- the first one shipped to me did not.
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No, these are the frames only. Windsocks must be purchased separately.