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Dead Men Tales: Pipe Stories

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HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 651
edited December 2022 in THE MAIN WALL



Pipe Stories

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the tale of how nominal pipe sizes came to be, as well as some comical work stories.

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,095
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    I have wondered about the 1 1/4" size, someone told me it was developed for the well drilling industry.
    Has anyone heard of anything like that?
    ssweb
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,767
    edited December 2022
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    I dislike 1 1/4" Nothing wrong with it but if it's hanging up in the air some distance from you or if the pipe is painted, I always mistake it for 1 1/2".

    And the older I got as my eyes got worse the more mistakes I made.

    For years I generally had no problem telling 1 pipe size from another. But 3 years before I retired I got new glasses and for the last 3 years it was a guessing game :)
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,095
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    For me if I grab the 1 1/4" pipe, the thumb and forefinger will just touch.

    For 1 1/2" thumb and middle finger just about touch.
    jlboeckman
  • MarjPinard
    MarjPinard Member Posts: 11
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    Thanks Dan. I love hearing the history, the stories behind buildings, construction, heating...AND the ins and outs, the hints about that wonderful Steam Heat , how it works and how to fix it...
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,157
    edited December 2022
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    If Dan had anything to do with Copper pipe thickness, Would there be and E Copper? I wonder how difficult that might be to work with? No offense @Erin Holohan Haskell

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    If Dan had anything to do with Copper pipe thickness, Would there be and E Copper? I wonder how difficult that might be to work with? No offense @Erin Holohan Haskell

    Who me? o:):D

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

    EdTheHeaterManGGross