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    Default HELP...LOOKING for 6" well casing for a LARGE Cache

    I need 4 long sticks of 6" or larger pipe, to use for a very large cache, combination (Kind'a) block and tackle "A"-Frame type structure. Happy to pay fair price, but no point in wasting money. Other than that steel salvage yard in south Anchorage, where can I buy four sticks of pipe fairly cheap. Thank You

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    Default I use PVC...

    Many years ago, when I was paranoid, I used 5 pieces of 5" PVC to store rifles.... a pair in each, along with 250 rnds of ammo and a lunch bag of desicant.
    This was in 1993, in the Northwest, near Astoria, OR.
    I recently brought these out of storage; sold 4 of them for 3 times what I paid for them and keep the other 6 in a secure area.
    The rifles looked like they were still new, unfired.
    On the PVC, I glued one end permanently and used silicon grease on the other end, with duct tape to top it off.
    I stored one tube in my SEPTIC tank for 7 years to see how things went.
    After it was cleaned, you couldn't tell it from the others.
    I recommend PVC over metal, unless it is aluminum with threaded ends.

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    NO, I want to build a elevated log house 12' off the ground. for storage of meat, grains etc. It will also have a 300 Gal. water tank for summer, and a chain hoist for lifting. I am not hiding stuff in the ground.

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    Old power poles would do the job for less money and last just as long. On our ranch in Arizona we had a 4,000 gallon windmill tank sitting 20' off the ground on 4 power poles, in fact I believe it's still in use.
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    There's a well drilling outfit just south of Food Services on 104th off the Old Seward that has alot of rusty rems in their yard. I'd look there first.
    The scrap metal yard doesn't sell metal anymore from what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    Old power poles would do the job for less money and last just as long.
    Critters can't climb steel pipes. Tree Rats ruin stuff quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkMike1 View Post
    Critters can't climb steel pipes. Tree Rats ruin stuff quickly.
    If there is a tree within 60 or 70 foot tree rats don't need to clime the legs and thatís a heck of a clearing to cut. They are dang smart little boogers and the reason people fully enclose their food cash, and bears are the reason for building tall with an overhang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkMike1 View Post
    There's a well drilling outfit just south of Food Services on 104th off the Old Seward that has alot of rusty rems in their yard. I'd look there first.
    The scrap metal yard doesn't sell metal anymore from what I've heard.

    Thank You.........I'll check it out, next time in the BIG city.

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    Try calling Puget sound pipe. They are located down near ship creek area. They mainly sell large pipe but might have just what you are looking for. Here is the # 277-7473.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akfirefighter View Post
    Try calling Puget sound pipe. They are located down near ship creek area. They mainly sell large pipe but might have just what you are looking for. Here is the # 277-7473.
    BINGO....thanks, I called them talked to a nice guy named Stacy.......they have a price I can live with. So I'll buy it from them. Thanks everyone.

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    Last 6" well casing I priced was 7 dollars a foot a couple of years ago...what is it up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mics_54 View Post
    Last 6" well casing I priced was 7 dollars a foot a couple of years ago...what is it up there?
    $7.38 per foot for a 21' stick. ($155.00)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    $7.38 per foot for a 21' stick. ($155.00)
    WHERE CAN i BUY IT FOR THIS PRICE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cresent Hills View Post
    WHERE CAN i BUY IT FOR THIS PRICE?

    TOM
    TOM, See post # 10 this thread.......

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    Default 6" well casing

    Thanks, I was currious if it is in fact well casing you are buying for that price, I have never seen casing over 20'

    I'll fire a call off to them in the morning. I am getting prices of $9.00 to $11.00 for 6" well casing these days in 20 foot lengths.

    Thanks.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cresent Hills View Post
    Thanks, I was currious if it is in fact well casing you are buying for that price, I have never seen casing over 20'

    I'll fire a call off to them in the morning. I am getting prices of $9.00 to $11.00 for 6" well casing these days in 20 foot lengths.

    Thanks.

    Tom
    I always thought they were 20' sticks also. Turns out they are 21' so I asked why 21'.....turns out it is really made for some other application (Fencing), that requires 7' lengths...hence 21'.

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    Thanks For the info.

    Tom

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    Not sure where you are at but there is also a Puget sound pipe located in Kenai too. 283-6142 Ask for becky she is great to work with.

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    FWIW, Generally speaking all 20' sticks of pipe are actually about 21'. Just another of those crazy measuring things like 6" pipe is really 6 5/8" OD. The 6" dimension comes from the rough ID (ID depends on wall thickness, OD is always the same)...

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    and 1/2" plywood is 15/32

    5/8 is 19/32

    3/4 is 23/32....


    argh!!!

    Thanks guys.


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