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Re: Secondary Forms
Original poster: "brian by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <ka1bbg1-at-mcttelecom-dot-com>
Another source is pool installers,they always have pipe left over. cul brian
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: Secondary Forms
> Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> In southern California, Orchard Supply and Hardware (OSH) sells 6" and 8"
> PVC pipe by the foot.
> If you live in an area with home construction going on, getting a suitable
> piece of pipe (legally) is usually trivial. Two approaches: dumpster dive
> for cutoff ends or ask the site superintendent (he's (sexist, I know..)
> usually in a trailer on the site).
> The landscaping companies generate an immense number of short cutoff
> pieces, since they buy it in 20 foot lengths, and they don't have much
> for 3-6 foot pieces after they have cut it down for whatever the
> application is. You can check the yellow pages or look at real estate ads
> or signage (trucks on sites) to find companies that do this sort of large
> scale installation (they are often different than the companies that do
> maintenance). Call them up and find out where their big jobs are (you can
> say you are a feeble office slave researching for someone looking to hire
> company to do this), then go to the site. Calling on the phone for a scrap
> is pointless, by the way. You want to go talk to the foreman at the site
> and see if you can get a piece right here, right now.
> Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "CJ Moore by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > I have been having a hard time trying to get an good form for my
> > I am looking for a 6 inch by 40 inch or so pipe, and I don't want to
> > buy a huge 10 foot or 20 foot segment. I know of quite a few locations.
> > 1. Local home improvement, home depot lows etc...
> > 2. Plumbing supplies store
> > 3. Local water company (have to know somebody)
> > 4. Construction sites (usually not a law abiding act)
> > that's all I can think of right now ....
> > Basically I was just wondering if anyone could provide any other sources
> > were you can somewhat small pieces of pipes.
> > Thanks,
> > CJ