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    Was at a waste water treatment show a couple of weeks ago and spent some time at a display with all kinds of information on the history of piping and drain cleaning. Thought I would share some of the pics since I found em interesting.

    Different Species of Roaches


    Wooden Pipe


    Drain Cleaning Rods


    Crown Cleaner for Rods Above


    Wrought Iron Pipe


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    Continued....

    Old Cast Iron Water Pipe




    Wood Water Pipe with Tap


    Small Bore Wood Water Pipe


    Plantation Clay + ABS


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      Continued...

      Orangeburg Pipe


      More Orangeburg


      Early Clay Pipe


      Commode Setup for Military Camp
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        Great Pictures Josh!

        Thanks so much for posting, some of that stuff, I have never seen before

        I am going to make a blog post today about old pipes and link to this thread, cause its got some awesome pictures,

        Thanks again and awesome shots !!
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          Pretty cool, must have been an interesting booth.
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            I have seen wood pipe used for water lines on an old commercial building here in Oregon. They actually use cedar pipe in Alaska still today because the material is more insulated and less likely to freeze. They bury the pipe about ten feet down and from what I was told by a plumber up there they use them mostly for lateral lines.

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              Originally posted by DanLawrence View Post
              I have seen wood pipe used for water lines on an old commercial building here in Oregon. They actually use cedar pipe in Alaska still today because the material is more insulated and less likely to freeze. They bury the pipe about ten feet down and from what I was told by a plumber up there they use them mostly for lateral lines.
              they still have a lot of old wood water mains and lead services going into houses in chicago today
              SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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              • #8
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                WHATTTTT?!?! No AC pipe in the line up?

                Great post, I have a short piece of wooden pipe that cam out of service on a university campus around 1990.

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                  That is awesome josh! A couple years ago they drained an old mill pond in town to repair a hydro dam and I walked the riverbed behind the dam while it was empty and there were several lengths of old wooden pipe laying around, wish I had taken some pics. Our municipality just got a grant to replace the last old length of wooden water main, I should stop down there tomorrow and see if they have any of it laying around....

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                  • #10
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                    Good stuff Maynard! You don't see that everyday.
                    Time flies like an arrow.

                    Fruit flies like a banana.

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                      Originally posted by DanLawrence View Post
                      I have seen wood pipe used for water lines on an old commercial building here in Oregon. They actually use cedar pipe in Alaska still today because the material is more insulated and less likely to freeze. They bury the pipe about ten feet down and from what I was told by a plumber up there they use them mostly for lateral lines.

                      Oh cool, they still use that stuff today?

                      How long does it last, do you know ?

                      I find the whole wood pipe thing pretty cool
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                      • #12
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                        I liked the first Pic. with the roches reminds me of working in the slumloards of chicago were you need 2 flashlights 1 to see what you are doing under the sink with and the 2 to keep the roches back in the walls
                        SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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