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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:15 pm

I have a construction site behing my house and that have loads of cast iron pipe 2" in diameter. it is about 1/4 inch thick. will it hold pressure and can i thread it with a pipe threading set
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:17 pm

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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:34 pm

ah no i dont know is it sAFE
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Unread postAuthor: Tostitos » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:37 pm

Do you have permission to take it? :?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:00 pm

no sh1t why would i be asking
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:20 pm

I think that if you were able to put two and two together, you'd be able to figure it out on your own.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:03 pm

JUST ANSWER THE FUCKIN* QUESTION

google was no help
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:53 pm

Nope, it's not safe for pressure. You must keep the pipe in a vacuum, as pressures above normal atmospheric will cause it to explode into millions of pieces with the force of a 100 megaton nuclear bomb.

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EDIT: Obviously you can't figure it out on your own. It's F*CKING STEEL for the love of God. Normal steel pipe has less than 1/8 wall thickness and can handle well over 500 PSI.... jeez.
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Unread postAuthor: flyingspuds2007 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:55 pm

yeh, didn't you know the critical mass for iron was a little under 4 grams?
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Unread postAuthor: LucyInTheSky » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:01 am

But cast iron is also very brittal so dont drop it.
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Unread postAuthor: Danny.c » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:13 am

yeah very brital, i dunno if it could take the force,
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:30 am

Just becasue it is brittle doesnt mean it cant take pressure. And it is a bit*h to tread, just stick to the PVC, unless you can thread it.


EDIT- I looked at the pipes in my basement and they are all looks like glued to gether of a grove seal meabey.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:18 am

This is cast iron pipe, so there should be no seal.

Plus, where are you gonna get a 2" NPT die? Why not hand it over to a CNC machine shop, (just JOKING!!!).

Welding is probably your easiest bet. There are plenty of people out there qualified to weld pressure vessels. They'll probably laugh at your choice of construction materials, but they just might do the work for you....

For a small fee of course.


Just stick with threaded steel pipe. Not for safety's sake but for ease of construction's sake. After you get the pipe welded, you might have been better off just buying a 2" galvanized nipple...
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:53 pm

Correct me if I am wrong. Isnt cast iron heavy?
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:15 pm

Very.
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