How to fix your pipes
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Pipes, pipes, pipes.
It’s been a bad day for the pipe industry.
A federal judge has ordered the state of Washington to stop the sale of the $8.8 million contract to a company that will cut out about 1.3 million tons of steel in Seattle.
“Pipes can’t be bought like cars or boats,” said the owner of the company, James Wilson, a retired Seattle police officer.
Wilson says his company is one of the few large manufacturers of pipe-cutting equipment in the U.S. The problem is that pipe makers are also using cheaper steel in their pipes, and they’re making them for a very small fraction of the cost of the larger pipes.
The pipes, Wilson says, are often sold to other manufacturers who then cut out the pipes themselves, making them cheaper to manufacture.
Wilson’s pipes have been a source of controversy for decades, with federal and state officials calling for a crackdown on the industry.
The federal government, which has a monopoly on pipe-making, was sued by the industry for $75 million last year, but won the case, arguing that the pipes should be sold only to small pipe makers.
But in August, a federal judge ruled that the federal government could not intervene to stop a company from using cheap steel in its pipes.
That ruling was upheld by a federal appeals court in March.
The decision came after Wilson sued to stop what he called “the largest and most sophisticated industry conspiracy ever uncovered by the U:S.
government,” and also after an investigation by The Seattle Times and other news outlets.
Wilson said he is suing the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Puget Sound Water District, which runs the water supply to his city, to stop their use of cheap steel to make his pipes.
Wilson told The Seattle Time that he was surprised by the decision, because he was “surprised” by the lawsuit.
He said he didn’t know that the water district was using cheap aluminum, which he said is more resistant to corrosion.
Wilson did not respond to requests for comment.
The state of Seattle and the Water District have defended their use on the grounds that they are complying with a federal law, which requires that pipe companies use steel to meet standards for corrosion resistance.
In Washington, pipes are supposed to be made of steel, with corrosion-resistant materials at least 75 percent of the time, but the state has been able to sell more than two-thirds of the pipes with just that percentage, according to the Department of Water Resources.
The state is the only one of at least nine U.T.S., the U of T and the University of Toronto that is not required to have corrosion-resistance equipment, according the department.
Wilson and other pipe makers say that there is no such law.
The Washington law was enacted in the 1990s, and the pipes were being used as part of a national trend to replace older pipes with new, cheaper steel, said Tom Miller, a pipe company spokesman.
Some states have moved to lower the price of the steel used to make pipes.
In New Jersey, the state Department of Environmental Protection last year lowered the price for aluminum used to cut out pipes to $20 per ton, down from $30 per ton before the law was passed.
In a letter to the judge, the Department said that the price increase was “due to the increased production of aluminum and its associated cost.”
The letter also noted that aluminum can be found in many kinds of other products, including food products, consumer goods and other products such as clothing.