1. Viking

    Viking New Member

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    I have a question (just out of curiosity) mostly for the plumbers, but anyone else can chime in if the want. Did (does) galvanized pipe come in lengths longer than 10 feet? I have some runs in my basement that have to be 15 feet or longer. The house was built in 1950 and the original piping is steel.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    20' lengths are common. Depending on the size, you also find 21' and 24' lenghts. Don't expect to find these at blue or orange.
  3. Viking

    Viking New Member

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    I'm not looking to buy, I was just curious. I'm so used to the standard measurements (16 on center, 4X8 sheet goods, and 10 foot plumbing) that I thought I'd ask. Thanks.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    ALL steel pipe comes in 21' lengths. Some specialty items are 42' long, but that is not the normal size. 10' lengths are a DIY item, NOT the size professionals use. I have never seen NOR heard of any 20' OR 24' steel pipe lengths.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Well, what is commonly available is one thing, but of course I ran this by google and checked some large pipe suppliers, and I found those available
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