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    Default 21' Black iron pipe from HD Supply for megatree

    I ordered a "stick" of black iron pipe for Walter's mega tree yesterday from HD Supply. It came out to be $1.53 per foot on a 1 1/4" x 21' section. It was $34.32 total . That is a pretty good price so I thought that I would share it with our group. The HD Supply is in Raleigh but they have branches country wide. Galvanized was a little more. 1 1/4'' is a good size for megatrees. Walter and I plan to put a "knuckle" on his megatree to make it simpler to erect. Lowe's and Home Depot don't usually handle pipe that long.

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    Default Re: 21' Black iron pipe from HD Supply for megatree

    What is the schedule (wall thickness) of the pipe?

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    I'm not sure. It looks like 1/8" or there abouts. Schedule ratings normally are a concern with plastic piping however I'm sure it has one. Beats me.

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    Default Re: 21' Black iron pipe from HD Supply for megatree

    Al,

    What is a "knuckle" ? Is that like a coupler? Educate me.

    Oh Al a question. Why is Walter having to post for help with a megatree hinge base on the LOR forums. Don't you remember the threads on SCL about Robin's that you participated in? You sure are getting forgetful in your old age!

    http://synchronizedchristmaslights.c...highlight=mega

    and down around post 27 in this thread

    http://synchronizedchristmaslights.c...highlight=mega
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    Default Re: 21' Black iron pipe from HD Supply for megatree

    I'm just looking for ideas and then make one that fits my applicaiton.
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    [QUOTE=John;1110]Al,

    You sure are getting forgetful in your old age!
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    Yep, I am. I tried to find Robin's knuckle and could not. Thank you for finding it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    I'm not sure. It looks like 1/8" or there abouts. Schedule ratings normally are a concern with plastic piping however I'm sure it has one. Beats me.
    Schedule of black pipe is a concern. Not many people think about this and I am sure I will regret this later, BUT:

    I have seen some companies pass off sch. 10 pipe as sch. 40 pipe and charge sch. 40 prices. The pipe should have a stamp on it that has at least the pipe size and sch.

    Sch. 10 pipe has a high failure rate ( I have documented over 70 cases where sch. 10 pipe -dynathread, eddylite, super10, etc.. was the reason of failure for a particular water system) even when used for its intended purpose. There are a lot of municipalities throughout TN, GA, FL, NC, & SC that have restictions agaisnt its use becuase of this. If there is to be any welding, cutting, or threading on sch. 10 piping I would just hang it up and use sch. 40. I know it doesn't seem much of a difference between wall thickness of 1.25 in sch. 10 & sch. 40 but there is enough difference to cut the life of the pipe more than an estimated 80%.

    Just don't want to see Walter have any problems, or anyone, in the future. Especially when the pipe is going to be outside and not indoors.
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    Nice to know Lee. Some of the crappy pipe you are referring to was made in China and sold by unscrupulous distributors in the US. I am a licensed plumber and gas pipe fitter and was warned by the building code folks a couple years ago about the Chinese pipe not making the grade. The place we are buying it from gets its pipe from a reputable local manufacturer. But you are precisely correct in that the schedule change does effect the static pressure rating and ultimately the strength of the pipe.

    Besides who cares how long this lasts. This is Walter's megatree not mine. If it lasts until I leave his driveway I would be happy. Don't tell Walter though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post

    Besides who cares how long this lasts. This is Walter's megatree not mine. If it lasts until I leave his driveway I would be happy. Don't tell Walter though.
    Al
    I know, but I couldn't help myself.

    BTW, who is Lee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IATCUYB View Post
    I know, but I couldn't help myself.

    BTW, who is Lee?
    I was talking to Lee, Craig. Mind your own business.

    BTW, the Christmas Carol Train comes to Charleston on October 24 and 25. Here is the link:
    http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/...map/charleston

    If you drag your butt back to Charleston maybe you can see it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    I was talking to Lee, Craig. Mind your own business.

    BTW, the Christmas Carol Train comes to Charleston on October 24 and 25.
    If you drag your butt back to Charleston maybe you can see it there.
    Craig,

    Notice how Al changed the subject? Bet he thought no one would notice and the topic of discussion would change to the train.

    But I noticed, Craig, and I'm not ready to let Al off that easy
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    if it last till i leave the driveway i will be happy too. Cant see it from my house eather.
    Walter


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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Craig,

    Notice how Al changed the subject? Bet he thought no one would notice and the topic of discussion would change to the train.

    But I noticed, Craig, and I'm not ready to let Al off that easy
    Oh please Jean. I didn't change the subject. In order for the subject to change it must want to change itself. Geez.

    Walter, you posted really early which means you left work early. If you mow my grass I won't tell your boss you skipped out early.

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    well it is only b/c i worked 2 shifts yesterday and so after the boss left i sild out too but on the grass if you cut mine i will cut yours.
    Walter


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    Quote Originally Posted by walter View Post
    well it is only b/c i worked 2 shifts yesterday and so after the boss left i sild out too but on the grass if you cut mine i will cut yours.
    Nice try William. Bring your lawnmower or else.

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