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Random question....but

Postby Mike » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Does anybody have a use for about 8/10m of the blue mains water pipe that they need, I have some here in my shed that has been waiting for a home since I put a new water main to my house ;) let me know if anyone can use it
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Re: Random question....but

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:07 pm

Cut a 2' length off and carry it with you ... cows are scared of it*

*true fact.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby Mike » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:35 pm

haha where did that fact come from stu? There arnt many cows in wales and as most of my riding is there normally so not an issue for me. What about the sheep though. I hear wellies and velcro on the gloves are worth carrying........Baaaaaaa :lol:
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Re: Random question....but

Postby Scattamah » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Mike wrote:...I hear wellies and velcro on the gloves are worth carrying...


I have it on good authority that all you really need is teeth and the urge.*

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Re: Random question....but

Postby ctznsmith » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:47 pm

What diameter is it? I may have a use.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby Dave Barter » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 pm

Another fact, the Morrocan police in Tangiers use two metre lengths of it to beat beggars off the beach. I've seen it with my own eyes.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby sean_iow » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 pm

Dave Barter wrote:Another fact, the Morrocan police in Tangiers use two metre lengths of it to beat beggars off the beach. I've seen it with my own eyes.


Random fact, blue poly pipe should onlt be used for the below ground conveyance of potable watet (water bylaws) so for beating beggars (or scaring cows) one should use black poly pipe which is uv resistant :lol:
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Re: Random question....but

Postby JohnClimber » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:04 pm

If ctznsmith doesn't want it I'll have it please.

I need to make some new cloches for my garden veg plot over this winter and I can use this poly pipe to make the arches.

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Re: Random question....but

Postby Mike » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Will measure tomorrow... And yes John if it doesn't go ill bring it to bb
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Re: Random question....but

Postby RIP » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:22 am

If I had a mate who wanted to understand the spirit of bikepacking in a nutshell I'd point them in the direction of this suitably surreal thread :-bd
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Re: Random question....but

Postby ctznsmith » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am

Thinking about it the maximum likely diameter is going to be ~ 60mm which is too small* for my use. John it's all yours.

*Anybody got any spare drain pipe? :-bd
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Re: Random question....but

Postby sean_iow » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:13 am

ctznsmith wrote:Thinking about it the maximum likely diameter is going to be ~ 60mm which is too small* for my use. John it's all yours.

*Anybody got any spare drain pipe? :-bd


PE80 (poly water pipe) is listed in my brochure from 20mm to 1000mm. These are external diameters as that's how plastic pipe is measured. Depending upon the pressure rating the wall thickness does vary but for a 20mm pipe it's about 2.5mm and at 1000mm dia it's about 63mm. If you want a piece of drain pipe then I'm guessing that you're after about 110mm dia? The wall thickness is 10mm for this size. If you know someone who works for a civil engineering or utilities contractor they may be able to get you an off cut provided it's not too long. One of the benefits of PE pipe is that it can be joined by butt-fusion where the ends are heated by metal plates and then the two bits are forced together and they fuse together, so no fittings are required at a join. The downside of this is that any off-cuts on sites tend to get joined up and used rather than just slung out for us to re-purpose.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby ianfitz » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:35 am

There's no way I could work in an industry that has an actual process called ...

sean_iow wrote:
butt-fusion



I'm way too childish to be able to say that without laughing. A lot.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby TheBrownDog » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10 pm

so for beating beggars (or scaring cows) one should use black poly pipe


True. I worked on a cattle station in central Queensland for a few months and on musters we were all armed with four foot lengths of black poly piping to batter the cattle into the different pens as they came through the runs. Worst. Job. Ever.
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Re: Random question....but

Postby In Reverse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:47 pm

ianfitz wrote:There's no way I could work in an industry that has an actual process called ...

sean_iow wrote:
butt-fusion



I'm way too childish to be able to say that without laughing. A lot.


Ask Stu about fully-penetrative butt welds. :o

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