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Any plumbers (or dumpster divers) here?

This is out of left field for sure, but I'm looking for a short length of 2" copper pipe. It only needs to be about 2-1/2 - 3" long. Naturally, I don't want to buy a ten foot length to get a three inch piece. Anybody got a short length lying around? Or, know where I could buy a short length?
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I have some 2" copper and brass pipe.
not sure of the lengths, but I think it is about 4ft.
(and it definitely didn't come from no dumpster).
I used it for the exhaust stack pipe on some Hit-n-Miss engines.
what kind of project are you working on now ???

Any plumbers (or dumpster divers) here?-hit-n-miss.jpg

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If you go to a plumbing or pipe supply house, they will sell you by the foot in those pipe sizes. At least they will here

Check Letgo also, or Craigslist.

Also some home centers will sell say 2 or 3 ft pre cut in those sizes also.


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sorry Quick - I misspoke.
I have two pieces of 6ft 2" OD brass pipe, no copper.
looking on the net, I see you can get 2" copper sweat couplings that fall
into your request. with or without the "stop" in the middle. [OD = 2-1/8"]
that might be your Option-B, unless you can use brass. (which polishes up nicely).

Any plumbers (or dumpster divers) here?-coubling-.png

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If you can't find short lengths locally check Ebay.
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I used it for the exhaust stack pipe on some Hit-n-Miss engines.
what kind of project are you working on now ???

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John,

Are you into these old engines? There's an annual festival near home that has a huge display of old steam and gas engines even year. They even have a steam powered tractor pull. It's way cool.
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oh yeah, there is a large vintage farm show just a little South of me that puts
on a big show every year. every kind of vintage machine and farm
apparatus that you can imagine. Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club
I have restored 3 of the old H&M engines and I just let them run for hours
just to listen to them.
on the engine shown above, the pine truck was just temporary for a quick show.
I later made an authentic replica out of white oak complete with the steel wheels.
some guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse and off it went. (I wish I had kept it).
I've been looking at the markets lately for another project (like I need another one).
the tall brass exhaust gives it a very distinct "pop pop pop ahhhhhhhhh pop pop pop
sound. that is where I collected the brass 2" pipe.

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oh yeah, there is a large vintage farm show just a little South of me that puts
on a big show every year. every kind of vintage machine and farm
apparatus that you can imagine. Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club
I have restored 3 of the old H&M engines and I just let them run for hours
just to listen to them.
on the engine shown above, the pine truck was just temporary for a quick show.
I later made an authentic replica out of white oak complete with the steel wheels.
some guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse and off it went. (I wish I had kept it).
I've been looking at the markets lately for another project (like I need another one).
the tall brass exhaust gives it a very distinct "pop pop pop ahhhhhhhhh pop pop pop
sound. that is where I collected the brass 2" pipe.

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Very neat. Everyone needs a vice (or two or three)...
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This is out of left field for sure, but I'm looking for a short length of 2" copper pipe. It only needs to be about 2-1/2 - 3" long. Naturally, I don't want to buy a ten foot length to get a three inch piece. Anybody got a short length lying around? Or, know where I could buy a short length?
Sure can send you a piece, need an address and and postage, won't fit in a small flat rate box, would need to ship in a padded envelope $8.40 or in a medium box $15.05.
Let me know if you want a piece, how long and I will need an address to ship to
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John,

Are you into these old engines? There's an annual festival near home that has a huge display of old steam and gas engines even year. They even have a steam powered tractor pull. It's way cool.

This is in our town and a good time: http://www.svsgea.com/steam-shows.html
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