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    Post  oznerfnerd Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:23 pm

    Has anybody came across a heavy walled plastic pipe called Sched 40 in Australia?

    As a qualified pipe fitter, I can say that it definitely exists in steel, and that in the US it's plastic equivalents are the same dimensions.

    I am trying to pin down that perfect Australian material for the Stampede breach cover, and I'm not satisfied with the options available so far.

    I see the yanks have already started making it from 1/2" sched 40 PVC, with the 9/16 brass nested in a couple of 19/32 rings inside it.

    This seems the best option to me, as I don't like the idea of sanding out electrical conduit, etc.

    I like the idea of making the whole thing out of one piece of this PVC, with the full length of 19/32 epoxied into it (with no tape or crap like that), then cutting the breach out of it.

    That'd be rock solid, and wouldn't need reinforcing around the breach I reckon.

    I'd get it on a lathe and turn down the ends to fit the nose and collar...

    Getting a bit more like a write up...so:

    Does anyone know where to get 1/2" sched 40 plastic pipe in Australia?
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    Post  lech Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:02 am

    Just had a bit of a google and found this: http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/faq.htm#G18


    In the eastern and midwest areas of the US, schedule 40 PVC pipe can be found at most plumbing suppliers. I have heard from several west coast residents that schedule 40 PVC can only be found at "specialty" plumbing dealers.

    Canada appears to have a good supply of schedule 40 PVC.

    Schedule 40 PVC pipe is not available in Australia. I have been advised that the Australian equivalent is Class 12 Water Pressure Pipe. Only specialty irrigation/pipe centers handle it.
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    Post  oznerfnerd Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:48 am

    lech wrote:Just had a bit of a google and found this: http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/faq.htm#G18


    In the eastern and midwest areas of the US, schedule 40 PVC pipe can be found at most plumbing suppliers. I have heard from several west coast residents that schedule 40 PVC can only be found at "specialty" plumbing dealers.

    Canada appears to have a good supply of schedule 40 PVC.

    Schedule 40 PVC pipe is not available in Australia. I have been advised that the Australian equivalent is Class 12 Water Pressure Pipe. Only specialty irrigation/pipe centers handle it.

    Yes mate, that's pretty much where I ended up too.

    Thanks for your help though.

    I'm looking at going back to the 20mm orange conduit, with a bit of 19/32 brass nested (and areldited) in it.

    Access to a lathe is an issue though, I don't know anyone with one.
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    Post  [G] Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:51 pm

    I may have something of use to you, once upon a time I used to work for an irrigation company, what comes to mind with your request is a threaded riser, comes in various lengths and has a much thicker wall than regular PVC since it needs to support a thread and needs to be rigid to support what ever is mounted on top.

    Since I can't post links just yet, go to google and search PPI and go to the home page > Product catalogue > Threaded risers, 1/2" section is a about half way down the page. It may not be exactly what you want, but might do the trick.

    Hope this helps.

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    Post  oznerfnerd Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:42 pm

    Thanks for that.

    I've ended up going back to the orange conduit with a bit of 19/32 brass glued down the center.

    It was a bit loose, but I put a single layer of e tape at each end then worked in plenty of 3 day epoxy.

    I then clamped it to the bench for the night after rolling it around and checking it with a straight edge to get it lined up nicely.

    I can now slip a piece of 9/16 up the center to give me my barrel section.

    I'm still stuck with needing a lathe to machine down the ends, but that's how it goes...

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