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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 16 8:33 am    Post subject: Opinion on Heavy guage pipe Reply with quote

I have the chance at getting a 30 inch piece of pipe that is 3/4 inches thick ( Steel )and 6feet in length . Looks like an oblivious off set build , But is too thick ? What would be the pro's and Cons of such a beast ? I would also even consider insulating , with a thin outer skin for cosmetics .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 16 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the price you get it for and the equipment you have to handle it. Moving my 3/8" 24x50" cooking chamber was hard enough during the build, trying to move around what you have described does not sound fun. Unless you have the tools to lift it of course.
I can't really see any benefit to insulating it. Something that thick will hold heat once you finally get it up to temp.
So really, unless you're getting the pipe for free, I'd say it's overkill. If you're paying for it, I'd try to find something no bigger than 3/8". It would make a nice firebox though if you have the option to just use a couple feet of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 16 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked on a cooker with .500 wall. I hope I never do another it is very hard to work with.
I would walk away if it were me .375 wall is as big as I would go.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 16 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the material handling (over 30 lbs per sq ft) and the effort to cut something that thick, no telling how long it would take a 3/4" thick cooker to come up to temperature.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 16 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I asked the question , all good advice !! Thanks for the input
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