Saturday, May 17, 2008

No More Cast Iron Water Pipes


In the opinion of practical and experienced judges the days of cast iron water pipes as compared with steel are nearing an end. They are considered to represent too much dead weight for too little strength. In fact, it is asserted that able engineers long ago reached the conclusion that the most costly and least satisfactory way of protecting iron against oxidation is with mere bulk of its own substance, and those concerned in the future of the cast iron pipe admit that it is destined soon to take its place among the materials forced into disuse by the progress of arts. Many claim that a welded steel tube is the ideal conduit for high pressures. — Kansas City Times.

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