“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to getthisclambackintoservicewithlimitedtimeandresources.”
“Snakes? Why did it have to be snakes?!”
I didn’t know any better, and used black iron pipe. It’s made in America, so at least it doesn’t leak. The boom and stick cylinders are hosed, so as a worst case scenario, the bucket lets go its grasp.
It does that anyway, due to ‘spool drift’.