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Sprinkler pipe

Does anyone know how sprinkler pipe would be vs. tube steel??

I work for a sprinkler co and can get pipe free. It is schedule 40 seamed pipe. I think it would strong enough to do brush/bumper guards and even rocker panel guards. Do you agree?? What kind of tubing /pipe would you recommend?
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this is really debateable. some sch 40 pipe can be really brittle so no one can really say how your pipe will work. I guess try and hope for the best, but be prepared to accept it if it cracks...
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wow Gil i cant believe you held back flaming so well


umm you can try it but its much harder to bend, and will kink easily. but if you get it free, get a good "pipe" bender and see what you can do. but like he said, its not what is recomended
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wow Gil i cant believe you held back flaming so well


umm you can try it but its much harder to bend, and will kink easily. but if you get it free, get a good "pipe" bender and see what you can do. but like he said, its not what is recomended
Yeah we have a bender and it does kink fairly easy, just gotta put the stops out far and go easy to avoid it. I can get a 90 out of 1 1\2 pipe so it should be alright.

What kind of pipe/tube would you guys recommend, if any other than sprinkler??
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tube, HREW CREW DOM in the wall thickness that will suit your application
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yes tube.. not pipe. tube is ment for bending and welds great. Pipe is better for strait applications and doesn't weld as good. plus its not as strong


to make life easier from begining to end.. go for tube
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...t=12322&page=2

Good pipe vs tube thread I found.
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Sorry but if you use "Sprinkler pipe" which is pvc, i will smack you. I do irrigation systems and sch 40 maybe tough but not tough enough to be on the front of your truck. You cant really bend it either. Plus IMO it would look terrible.
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Sorry but if you use "Sprinkler pipe" which is pvc, i will smack you. I do irrigation systems and sch 40 maybe tough but not tough enough to be on the front of your truck. You cant really bend it either. Plus IMO it would look terrible.
I'm talking fire sprinklers. Schedule 40 steel pipe!!!

pvc lol
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I've often wondered the thickness of the sprinkler pipe. Most the 2" OD. I think it would be alright to make a front bumper out of only because it would be tougher than most car bumpers. I doubt it'd last long if abused (hit stuff, push stuff, pull stuff). But if you have no problem rebuilding it if ever in an accident, go for it I say. I think it'd work great for a light bar.

EDIT: Orange plastic pipe can be used for fire sprinklers and doesn't have to be replaced as often.
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I've often wondered the thickness of the sprinkler pipe. Most the 2" OD. I think it would be alright to make a front bumper out of only because it would be tougher than most car bumpers. I doubt it'd last long if abused (hit stuff, push stuff, pull stuff). But if you have no problem rebuilding it if ever in an accident, go for it I say. I think it'd work great for a light bar.

EDIT: Orange plastic pipe can be used for fire sprinklers and doesn't have to be replaced as often.
That is what i am planning on. I don't "plan" on getting into too many accidents. lol

I know, we use the cpvc for residential stuff. I just pictured it on my truck as a roll bar and stuff, made me laugh!!
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Well, you can look at it this way too. Using lighter duty pipe may be a benefit. My body shop loves when people but brush guards on. When they have an accident they have to straighten the frame so they make more money. Maybe in your case the guard would break and you would just have to replaced frontend panels?
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http://www.alliedtube.com/pdf/schedule-10-40.pdf

This is what I will be using if I go with the black look.

That is if I don't just use the stainless they have around, I'd probably have to pay for it. Buddy here at work can weld that stuff up and it would look damn good for the chrome look.
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tube, HREW CREW DOM in the wall thickness that will suit your application
have you used much HREW? Whats your opinion on it compared to CREW? I cant get any more CREW until August...
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http://www.alliedtube.com/pdf/schedule-10-40.pdf

This is what I will be using if I go with the black look.

That is if I don't just use the stainless they have around, I'd probably have to pay for it. Buddy here at work can weld that stuff up and it would look damn good for the chrome look.
Quoting myself ha...I found out how much that stainless costs. I don't think I'll be using it
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