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Steel parts and fittings

Unread postAuthor: Juggernaut12121 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:35 pm

Does anyone know where I can find some quality galvanized fittings online? I've tried a number of hardware stores around my area but they seem to either be lacking variety or are very expensive. The parts need to be suitable for a hybrid so I'm a little queasy about ordering online (that and I'm sure shipping must cost a fortune). Anyone have know any ideal websites or shops in southwest Michigan?

Oh, I've also looked a bit on craigslist but to no avail.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:24 pm

I'm sure there are cheaper places, but as far as selection goes McMaster-Carr will be your best bet. You can get up to 3000# fittings in galvanized or black iron.
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Unread postAuthor: Juggernaut12121 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:27 pm

Thanks! I'll have to check it out.
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Unread postAuthor: Juggernaut12121 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:26 pm

Does anyone know if Plumbers Supply Direct is a repudible site? They've got a good selection and great pricing, but I can't find any reviews on them. Additionally, are malleable black iron fittings safe for 1000+ psi? (Black iron is cheaper on the site)
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:47 pm

Multiple people (SB15, DYI, MrC) have used normal 150# galvanized/black iron fittings handheld up to 10x... not that that makes it OK, but 150 PSI is generally accepted to be the pressure the threads are guaranteed to seal at.
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Unread postAuthor: Juggernaut12121 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:03 pm

Alright, stupid question but with black iron is there any sort of risk of corrosion/rust? I thought that I could just put a clear coat on the outside and some sort of oil layer on the inside (I didn't think the clear coat would be a good idea since the fumes would mess with the mix or it would burn off). But then I thought that it too would probably burn up. Any insight?
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