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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:08 pm

In a derelict insane asylum when I came across these...

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(damn lense didn't open all the way cause it was cold)

If I take them and use electrolysis to remove the rust, do you think it would be safe to use for spudgun applications or maybe building stuff?
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:12 pm

ummmm....

maybe.

I certainly wouldn't trust it, I don't like the amount of rust.

I mean go for it, but I wouldn't trust it. IMHO
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:15 pm

Woah, that place looks creepy.
Anyway, I'd want to know more about what those things are.

Also, urbexxing? schwat?
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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:17 pm

Urban exploring.

They're large diameter fittings, 2 in+

This place has steam pipes and such so there's heaps of big iron pipes and the like.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:25 pm

Clean them up. Likely the corrosion looks much worse than it is.

Bead or sand blast preferably.

Sometimes a spot of corrosion DOES go quite deeply for whatever reason, so look closely.

If there is no major pitting, I would be fine with using them. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:49 pm

I'd be careful about the ones on the floor; sitting in pools of water will pit them a lot more than being damp on a shelf. The others should have only minor rust, but you may want to invest in a grinder with a wire wheel.

I demand that you write "The cake is a LIE" in blood on the walls of that place :).
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:20 pm

I can't make heads nor tails out of what the heck you're showing us there....sounds like lots of old rusty pipe from the other conversation. My opinion is that these fittings aren't really that expensive in the big scheme of things...the time and effort you put into cleaning them, especially if you have to blast them just doesn't make them worth it.

I vote for skipping them.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:29 pm

Never skip anything made with lot's-o'-metal. More likely than not, if the economy tanks, metals will be the only thing you can count on for currency.

That, and having tons of metal stuff around never hurt anyone. I'd kill for that kind of opportunity (both finding tons of metal pipe AND finding an abandoned asylum to explore).
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:48 pm

SEAKING9006 wrote: metals will be the only thing you can count on for currency.


Oh Brother... :roll: Seaking, have you been binging on Mad Max movies lately?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:01 pm

starman wrote:
SEAKING9006 wrote: metals will be the only thing you can count on for currency.


Oh Brother... :roll: Seaking, have you been binging on Mad Max movies lately?


Ever scince i saw these movies ive been hearing about them 99X more! It makes me happy!

If i were you, Id take them all. Even if you dont use them, Its just cool.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:06 pm

Just speaking in worst-case scenario.


Hell, their pretty good at moving money as it is.
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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:23 pm

The scrap value of steel really dropped when the economy got screwed up. I doubt it's going back up anytime soon.

Next time I head over there I'll take a few fittings home and see if they're in good condition.

Thanks for the help.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:24 pm

VH_man wrote:
starman wrote:
SEAKING9006 wrote: metals will be the only thing you can count on for currency.


Oh Brother... :roll: Seaking, have you been binging on Mad Max movies lately?


Ever scince i saw these movies ive been hearing about them 99X more!


All you young bucks who haven't seen the Mad Max series should take some time out and rent them some time....lots of home made weapons and vehicles....very Spudfiles!! These movies made quite the splash in the early 80s and put Mel Gibson on the map for good.

Mad Max - 1979
The Road Warrior - 1981
Thunderdome - 1985
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:44 pm

Stop printing dates. You're making me feel old. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:32 pm

Gippeto wrote:Stop printing dates. You're making me feel old. :lol:


Yeah yeah I know. There's only a half dozen of us or so active here in the forums that were even alive in that timeframe... :shock: I remember it like it was last year.
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