How to make steel pipe without the welding, and what to do if you do,
If you’re going to spend more than a couple hundred bucks on a new pipe for your pipe shop, you might as well make it as durable as possible.
That’s the motto of steel pipe builder Robert S. Hall and his company, Steel Pipe.
They sell pipes made from steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.
“It is not a pipe that will last forever,” says Hall, whose business began in his garage in 2014.
“But it is a pipe, and it has a purpose, and if it’s going to last that long, it’s got to be made with the best materials, and that’s what we do.”
The pipes are often referred to as “steel pipe” because they use a form of steel called chromium that is extremely hard.
(You can find chromium on the street.)
But that doesn’t mean they’re immune to rust.
When you remove the pipes from the factory, the chromium rusts off and the steel that once made up the pipe will become brittle and brittle.
It also leaves behind a puddle of chromium residue.
In short, it looks like a rusty, black steel pipe.
“The most important thing to remember is that you have to be absolutely sure it’s welded to the pipe,” Hall says.
“If you have any doubts, call them.”
The company’s products have earned Hall a reputation for making pipes that look as if they have been welded on, but they can also be a problem if you have a bent pipe.
This is why they’re often referred back to as the “pipe whisperer.”
And while the company’s website says its pipes are made with a “high-quality, high-grade steel,” it has some serious problems with the pipe that you may not be aware of: “We’ve heard from customers who have received a bent or warped piece of pipe that the pipe was not properly welded, and the pipe could be a little bent or loose, and could bend under the stress of repeated use,” Hall explains.
Hall has some suggestions for fixing the problem, including buying the pipe from a reputable manufacturer.
If the pipe is too long for you, you can try to trim it to a point that you can easily access and put the pipe back together again.
If you are unsure if the pipe you have is welded properly, you may need to go to a welding company and check the quality of the welding.
“We can do a lot of work and still get the pipe to be welded well and not break,” says Smls, who added that if the welders at your pipe factory can’t get the job done, you should contact your local plumbing supply store and ask them to do some testing.
“There are a lot more than one welding company that can do that job,” Smles says.
Some people have even had their pipes bent while welding.
Sml, who is now in his 40s, says the welding process can be time consuming, especially when it comes to a pipe with multiple layers of steel.
In one case, he said, the welder used a knife to cut the pipe in half, and then used a drill to bore a hole in the middle to access the welded steel.
The welding process will usually take about 10 minutes, and Sml says you’ll notice the welds start to look a little loose.
“They’re definitely going to be a lot harder to get right,” he says.
You can also take a look at your plumbing supply company to see if the pipes they have are made of the same material as your new pipe.
If so, you’ll want to send them a photo of the weld, Sml adds.
And if the manufacturer tells you that the welding is perfect, you shouldn’t worry.
“In the end, it will be welds and welds,” he said.