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.
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.
So I bought this humongo pipe cutter on Craig’s List for $20.
and then I rented a pipe threader.
Then it was time to put the little pipes together. Judy came to help.
Loading the pipe into the building
Putting pieces together. Pipe goop goes on the threads.
Then screw them together.