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The stupid price of copper pipe

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The stupid price of copper pipe

Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:48 pm

Well so much for the idea of making a nice copper marble gun. I was just quoted like 50 for a meter of 1in and 30 for a meter of 3/4.

This is crap! :cry:

Has anyone else had to over come this problem when looking to make a copper gun?
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:53 pm

who were buyng it frm thats ridiculious
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:54 pm

Yes. My local Lowes has 1/2"x10 foot sections for $20!!!
Luckily, they also sell 1, 2, and 3 foot sections, so I'm not entirely killing my budget. I have not yet built a copper gun, but I sure plan to.
Just as soon as I can obtain the funds. *writes robbery note, tiptoes out quietly in balaclava*

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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:54 pm

Reece plumbing. Thats the average price for it though. Copper pipe in Aus is so so dear.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:00 pm

i feel bad for ya didnt know copper cost that much in Aus.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:03 pm

:( Mmm this definately does suck. I'll get a hold of my mate who works at Reece Plumbing. He gets everything 75% off. I just called him and he said that he can get a meter of 1in copper pipe for 14 bucks.....Thats alot better then 50 bucks!
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:09 pm

I got 90cm of copper here in canada at homedepot for 6$ :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:10 pm

Gee thanks for rubbing it in....I really needed that :D
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:15 pm

I can get 1' copper for under $4 a foot. Thats ridiculous. just look elsewhere.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:16 pm

But remember you live in Austrailia right?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 pm

its 200 bucks for 2 inch copper where i live....
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:21 pm

How much do you get for $200? If you're asking if im in austrailia, no Im from michigan.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:22 pm

Not you, mitchza..... :?
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:26 pm

I can get 1' copper for under $4 a foot. Thats ridiculous. just look elsewhere.


Where the hell do you live that you can get 1' copper for $4/foot???
12" should be hundreds of dollars/foot. (I assume you meant 1" copper, but I like to rub in glaring errors)

As for 2" copper, I can get 144" of it for $75 at home depot. It's DWV though, only rated for about 400 psi, which isn't good enough for me, except as a barrel, and I have ABS for that.

If copper is that high, why don't you just use 2" steel for a chamber. Dirt cheap, and available everywhere.
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:30 pm

I meant one inch. Just a small typo. One foot for $4, if that was so than I'd probably have a bowling ball cannon. And a hole in a few houses, and some weary nieghboors.
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