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#1 Tim1877

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:16 PM

Does anyone make their own hdpe mortars and if so where do you get your pipe from? I have checked all the big hardware stores such as Lowes,Menards and Home Depot with zero luck I found the plugs at a very reasonable price just need the pipe.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

Try a specialist plumbing supplier or an online store that simply sells actual mortars. In Australia, I make my mortars from HDPE from Reece Plumbing. I don't know what the situation is in the US, but here the pipe sizes aren't the same as mortar sizes, so your normal plugs won't fit, for example, my 3" mortars are actually 69mm ID which won't take a 3" plug. Just something to consider. 
 
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:29 PM

There are several threads on FW and Passfire about this. I'll look around and find you some links.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

My method of dealing with odd sizes of HDPE is to drill a ring of holes near the end and put ordinary nails in them. then put a cover over the bottom and pour warm dry sand and polyester resin in to about 2 - 3 inches deep covering the nails. Leave overnight and they are ready to fire. Bigger tubes get more and bigger nails and deeper resin fill, and maybe some glass matt.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

I like the method of using a wood bung with carriage bolts (3) and then resin poured in on the top to seal against blow-by. I recently tried this with some 2" ID hdpe gas pipe and was surprised how well it worked since the pipe looked like a giant emaciated banana when I got it. I hammered a dowel into the whole piece and let it hang in the sun for a week to straighten it and it worked well. It's a hideous yellow but it was free.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

Just wondering what everyone else uses for their mortars?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

For 3" and 4" mortars I buy the Mighty-Mite mortars. One piece HDPE.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:42 AM

i buy my mortars from these guys 

http://www.kastnerhd...ex.php/cPath/22

 

prolly going to pick up 10x  6inch ones here soon 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:40 AM

In the UK, Gas pipe is yellow, water is blue. The measured size id outside diameter. They don't usually come in retail stores more the heavy side yard sales where people buy pipe by the mile or ten. My best source of short pieces for a single mortar is a road gang laying mains upgrades. 

 

There is an international style of industrial cling film roll which for machine pallet wrapping comes on very good tubes with a 3" bore, once you find a source they get through 100 rolls a day and pay to have the tubes taken away! My source is in England, so little help to you, sorry.






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