Have you heard of using a pressure treated dowel in the base of a pool railing to prevent it from bending/collapsing when you tighten it into the fitting.
It sounds like a solid idea (pun intended).
I've got a 1.9" OD with .049" wall thickness stainless railing.
Looks like I'll need 1 13/16 dowel.
Any thoughts or comments. Thanks in advance.