Galvanized pipe: Yup, it is overkill from a load bearing standpoint but it looks pretty cool and, once you get the hang of it and if you are good with measuring, it is really easy to work with. Attached is a photo of a stair rail I made. Flange is screwed in to the wooden framing behind the drywall and it takes an immediate 90 degree turn. The other photo shows pipes (2) rising up from behind a tank. I was going to do a 90 degree turn and bring the pipe out 10" - 14" over the tank and then put a cap on it. I figured I'd drill a couple holes and suspend the fixture from stainless steel wires over the tank. But I changed my mind.