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Old 06-28-2004, 04:00 PM
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I like the idea when I get my torch and set it up I will have to make one.
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:05 PM
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How is the easiest way to get that green plastic type coating off. I have some 20inch pipe that I use for the BBQs and I have just been using the angle grinder and grinding it all off. I think a cup brush would work, but it would take quite a while to scrub through it all. Was thinking about just burning it with a rosebud and then trying the cup brush. Anyone got better ideas?
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:28 PM
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How is the easiest way to get that green plastic type coating off. I have some 20inch pipe that I use for the BBQs and I have just been using the angle grinder and grinding it all off. I think a cup brush would work, but it would take quite a while to scrub through it all. Was thinking about just burning it with a rosebud and then trying the cup brush. Anyone got better ideas?
Apply large propane torch to soften plastic.
Slit plastic with razor knife.
Slide putty knife under edge to lift.
Grab edge of plastic with pliers.
Unwrap plastic from pipe, applying torch heat as needed.
Employ torch to accidently light black tar so you don't have to scrape it off.
Look innocent and feign stupidity as big RED truck with flashing lights arrives, and swear you had no idea the black stuff burned.
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:56 PM
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FRANZ ! . . .I did what you said and discovered 2 things:

#1 - That $hit does NOT peel !....IT'S ON THERE ! Nearest I came was to give it hell with the propane and scrape it off with a putty knife (kinda' like old paint)........which brought me to.....

#2 - You we're VERY right in the "black smoke & flames" department

There's gotta' be an easier way !
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Old 06-29-2004, 09:30 PM
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Marko, the stuff I'm accustomed to has a black layer of asphalt between the pipe and the plastic.
I ain't found an easier way, and I don't know anybody who has, but if I come across something, I'll clue you in.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:25 AM
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There's no asphalt here....that blue-green coating goes all the way down to the steel.....and it's tough !
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