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    there's the regular yellow jacketed black iron in 21' lengths.
    I mixed one of these with some green coated h depot 10s in a trench.
    the yellow is a better coating [heavier] inspector signed off, had never seen the green before. I've been using it for a while. this trench follows a radius wall,also put a little bend in a couple of spots,didn't ger busted, any comments?
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

  • #2
    I never saw the green coated pipe before.

    does HD specifies that this pipe is fore under ground ?
    Charlie

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    • #3
      tool,

      The green coated pipe is called Fletcher-Coat and is from Fletcher Coating. That is pretty much the standard underground gas pipe for Southern California and Southern Nevada.

      As for bending the pipe (if that is what you are really saying), it should not be done. Not only is it contrary to the code but it also damages the factory applied coating. You may not see a problem today but some day that is likely to be a problem.

      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #4
        as far as i know the green fletcher pipe only comes in black iron. if it's a straight run in a clean ditch 12'' deep, ok.

        if you want a pipe that will flex and never rott out, go with the hdpe (high denisity polyethleyn) yellow plastic. this is the same as the gas co. uses and is fused at 500 degrees. it is very flexable and needs 18'' of ditch with a tracer wire. goes in much faster and is less expensive per foot. the fusion equipment can be rented (75-125 a day)after you get certified to properly install the pipe. the supply house can get you a rep that will give you the necessary training. i do up to 4'' by myself with a butt fused system.

        good luck tool.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          thank's, didn't know it was Fletcher

          did a couple of slight bends. I'll prime and wrap in that area,along with any dings, to be sure of no rust in future. just got cert. for gas tite,hdp will be next. P.G.E. at road is 12" deep my guys had to dig a 70' trench 30" deep
          on a hard hillside. 4 " sand on bottom of pipe, 8" above. thank god the DR.
          is wealthy and I work T+ m. Started this project in DEC. the Doc told one of my guys , He think's He can keep us busy till xmass. Refusing ALL kinds of work,why leave?
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #6
            tool,

            In the old days we would wrap the entire pipe with 10-mil tape while we turned the pipe in our pipe machine. Today the it has to be factory applied so the supply house will often send out a rail car of pipe and have it coated.

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              is this iron pipe welded or threaded ?
              Charlie

              My seek the peek fundraiser page
              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

              new work pictures 12/09
              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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              • #8
                It's 1" black iron threaded with green scotchcoat

                I'll prime and wrap anyscuffs and stick with the yellow coated after this
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
                  can you use gastite pipe or other brand like this out there .

                  we can and i have used it under ground .this pipe has a outer black pipe on the out side of it.
                  Charlie

                  My seek the peek fundraiser page
                  http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                  http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                  new work pictures 12/09
                  http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                  • #10
                    just got certified for gastite

                    you can use it underground , sleeved in abs. go to there web site,it's all there
                    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                    • #11
                      not sure if the gastite run inside of abs pays to do.

                      gastite is more costly per foot than hdpe. add this to the cost of the abs sleeve and it gets real costly.

                      i have to go fix a 40' section of 2'' hdpe for a pool main that was damaged by the landscaper. hopefully they already dug the ditch properly.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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