Gas Pipe

Now that the frame is up it is time to start installing the other systems in the building. I am starting with the gas because it is awkward and heavy.  Now you can buy iron pipe at one of the big box stores but I decided to check out a real plumbing supply place instead. Glad I did. 1.25″ steel pipe at Lowes is $2.99 a foot and $4.99 if you have them cut it to length. Same thing in 21′ lengths at the distributor is $1.41 a foot and renting a pipe threader is $20. 100% markup at the home improvement place.

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Now this isn’t the cheap third world pipe you would expect. This is first world, highest quality pipe made in, that’s right, KOREA. I love Korean pipe. It is so much better than the cheap domestic stuff.

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So I bought this humongo pipe cutter on Craig’s List for $20.

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and then I rented a pipe threader.

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Then it was time to put the little pipes together. Judy came to help.

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Loading the pipe into the building

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Putting pieces together. Pipe goop goes on the threads.

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Then screw them together.

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