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Old 06-08-2019, 05:33 PM
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Used some of the 1/2" pipe I got from an auction and made a couple more sprinklers from it. Previous ones were made from #4 rebar which left the legs a little to springy. The pipe legs are much more solid. Welded the legs on with 1/8" 6010. ie is galvanized so not real smooth welds, but good enough for a sprinkler. Had to cut some threads on the pipe for the fittings.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:19 PM
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Finished 3 more today. Already in use at the garden.
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I'd always wanted to make something like that for the horse pasture down south. Looks good and I bet they work well. I've seen the galvanized versions at the farm supply places and they just looked cheaply made.
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I'd always wanted to make something like that for the horse pasture down south. Looks good and I bet they work well. I've seen the galvanized versions at the farm supply places and they just looked cheaply made.
About 12 years ago I bought a couple this style and they lasted about 4 years. Mostly just thin aluminum tubing construction. Now just make my own from the projects pile. I do have to but some fittings though. Mostly have the pipe and fittings in stock. Fun little welding projects.
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They look good Chris. I like the pipe stands better than the aluminum one should last much longer.
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They look good Chris. I like the pipe stands better than the aluminum one should last much longer.
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