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Sch40 black pipe

Anyone use it for they're fabs?
Loews has it up to 1 1/2" 10' lengths for less than $2 a foot.
I picked up some 1" and started fabbing up a prerunner bumper and was thinking of getting thicker stuff to make a roll bar.

Is this stuff suitable for anything other than that? Like framing or suspension?
The 1" I have looks like .125 wall
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I heard its really hard to bend, thats about all I know though
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Is this stuff suitable for anything other than that? Like framing or suspension?
The only thing pipe is good for is to carry crap from the toilet to the septic tank.

Personally I wouldn't even make a bumper out of pipe.... unless it was just for looks, which most are, but some aren't.

Never.... EVER use pipe for suspension, roll cage or anything that might put your life in danger if it fails.

If you do make anything for suspension, roll cage, etc. use DOM TUBE... or at the very least a heavy wall CREW TUBE.
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Pipe is fine for bumpers and you could use Sch80 for suspension links but you have to remember that tube adapters and pretty much ever suspension peice is made to work with tube. The sizes for tube and pipe are different. Pipe is measured in ID and tube is measured in OD. So 1" pipe is actually larger then 1" on the outside. For bumpers go right ahead and use it. For suspension links it can be used, but I wouldnt links are generally no longer then 45" or so and the correct Tube in that short of lengths isnt the bad and its worth the extra money.

Pipe should never be used for roll cages. It is technically not rated for any structural loads. DOM, HREW, CREW are all tube that are suited to be used in these applications.
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I wouldnt use it for anything but air lines and such.

It doesnt belong on a truck.

You can get some nice sized wall DOM for around 2.60 a foot
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is this about ABS pipe.. if so the only thing those are good for are sewage and potato guns.
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is this about ABS pipe.. if so the only thing those are good for are sewage and potato guns.
Not even close. You have the wrong material.


PIPE:


ABS:
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lol
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Pipe should never be used for roll cages. It is technically not rated for any structural loads. DOM, HREW, CREW are all tube that are suited to be used in these applications.
Technically most roll bars arn't meant for structural loads either. lol
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Technically most roll bars arn't meant for structural loads either. lol
except thats exactly what they're made for?
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cant go wrong with using some 1-3/4" round wood handrail for cage right? I mean i would use Oak of course.
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except thats exactly what they're made for?
Im talking about the ones that most people have. The ones that can support 4 KC's and thats it. Not the 1% out there that actually can support a truck.
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cant go wrong with using some 1-3/4" round wood handrail for cage right? I mean i would use Oak of course.
naw, you gotta use Maple man!!

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Im talking about the ones that most people have. The ones that can support 4 KC's and thats it. Not the 1% out there that actually can support a truck.
its a little more than 1%, maybe 1% of this site though.
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Technically most roll bars arn't meant for structural loads either. lol
Roll cage and roll bars are two different things.....
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cant go wrong with using some 1-3/4" round wood handrail for cage right? I mean i would use Oak of course.


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naw, you gotta use Maple man!!

Real men use cedar


And besides, wood, pound for pound is stronger that steel. You will just have to get a piece of wood about 4 ft thick to make a proper load bearing roll cage. That's what we do in BC, we just cut out a 2 inch slit for visual aid.
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Like it's been said... NEVER EVER EVER EVER use black pipe for ANYTHING that is structural. Steel tube is what you want! For things like a bumper it would be ok, but I personally would never use it on anything that needed to hold any sort of load. It'd be great stuff to use for practicing welding tubes together, coping, etc. but you will never find any pipe on any truck that I would ever build (or even ride in).
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hell no plus i think it will look like **** IMO
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The only thing pipe is good for is to carry crap from the toilet to the septic tank.
lol... I use that stuff at work all the time for new septic systems!
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