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#164414 - Fri Dec 11 2009 05:02 PM Who can repair Correct Measure pipes?
SOUTHFLORIDAGAS Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 13 2009
Loc: Wellington, FLORIDA
Does anybody repair and plate pipes or has anybody found someone good to redo them? I gave the "u" shapes one that is cracked and all need replating. Thanks


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#164483 - Fri Dec 11 2009 09:01 PM Re: Who can repair Correct Measure pipes? [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS]
travis_towle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
The plating was nickel - it gets very expensive - the pipes are "or should be" standard black iron that are buffed down and plated. Every major city has a plating company that will do this.

As for the pipes - if you have the sizes and can get them off - take them to home depot and have them cut and threaded for you extra long, then cut down with a cutting wheel or if you have to use a hack saw - then buff them on a wire wheel to a bright shine - and drop off to the plating. IF by chance your threads are NOT standard "some are most are NOT" you will have to take them to a machine shop and have them treaded on their lathes - even more expensive.

I could "maybe" copy these but shipping is a killer - plus it is ~ICE~ cold in my shop right now - so I am only working in the basement on cuckoo clocks "my winter work"!

What I would do - bend the broken one back to shape - V notch the crack, and braze it building it high - then grind the braze to shape - fill with bondo - sand smooth - and use the paint we use on the WW2 Anti-Aircraft searchlight mirrors - they will look better then new and no one will know different!

mirror paint:
http://www.geocities.com/bobz299/searchlight2.htm


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#164484 - Fri Dec 11 2009 09:04 PM Re: Who can repair Correct Measure pipes? [Re: travis_towle]
travis_towle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
By they way - that mirror paint has really dropped in price - no longer 319.00 a pint! I found some early this year for about 119.00 a qt.


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Topeka, Kansas

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#164600 - Sat Dec 12 2009 12:36 PM Re: Who can repair Correct Measure pipes? [Re: travis_towle]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Travis--Thats a very interesting page on those searchlights! I learned a lot!
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