Same old driller and the same old shit.
And I dont know why they come in random lengths either..though Ive
made enough trips to see several thousand miles of drill stem, and
measured every single last joint of it.
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For the first 1 to 2 mile of drill pipe put in the hole you can use the 44 foot
joints. then after that you had to go to the 39 foot joints because of the main
rotor putting so much tork on the drill pipe. They had 1,000+ horse power D.C.
electric motor turning the rotor and they can twist it off if it hit a rock
formation or hard spot.
Any Man that has ever looked down through a V Door while working, you don't have
to tell him about hard work or how it is. Did you ever get use to that safety
belt tied on your ass ?
Are you still a member of the InternationBrother Hood of Oil Field Trash ? I
give up my membership about 15 years ago and I still is getting calls from the
Membership about a Cook up that is going on.
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field Trash turn into people like Jeff Foxworthy and start to make good money. A
lot of Jeff's thinking on jokes come from older oil field trash members.
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The 404 stuff is a lot of times put together with what they call a Zapota Lock
joint. You don't weld it but a big machine will push one end into the other with
a socket joint in it and there is a ring that snaps into place. It take about
20,000 + pound of pressure to push the pipe into the other. When it comes to the
ring it will make a noise like a 22 rifle going off when it snaps into place.
this might what ytou say is the story to use this Zapota Locking joints .
I use to work in the oil field and everytime it had the 404 or the 606 on it. It
would say on the pipe : [ Inland Steel Pipe - SS-404 ] or 606. It may be their
code or rating of the pipes and valves. This 404 stuff was very good for Acid
plants where they flowed highly corrisive stuff through it. The Shell Oil
Refinery in Channel View , Texas used a lot of this stuff in their Battery Acid
You got me wondering about the 404 business .
Take a drive down to Annapolis and check out the rigging and boat
yards, particularly over in Eastport along both sides of Back Creek.
Sounds like you could use a piece of somebody's cast-off aluminum mast
section. There is a fair bit of it lying around in the yards out
there -- ask around, you'll probably find somebody to sell you a
length for not too much money, since it wouldn't be much good for
That's true, but it's also true of pipe schedule from 5S through XXS. Pipe
outside diameter doesn't change, wall thickness (and inside diameter) does.
For a sturdier mount, one could go to a higher schedule, assuming cost was
not an issue.
Lots of suggestions and sidetracks (interestin) in this thread. To
reply to 'where to find it?' - go to any welding shop or business
using iron in construction (farm equipment & fertilizer in this area).
They will have stock sizes in 20 ft lengths. May even cut to size at
no cost. I doubt if you will find it any cheaper anywhere else except
a scrap yard. I suspect plumbing shops would be higher.
even with a fairly large size pole, you will still get quite a bit of wind
sway with a dish on the top.
I would instead make a tripod of much smaller tubing (1 sch 40, maybe). The
resulting structure will
be much more rigid.
The best place would be a metal supply business. I break my spinnaker
pole too often, and I can pick up a replacement aluminum pole and
reinstall the fittings far cheaper than by buying at a chandler.
I would, however, offer an alternative suggestion. Try to find a ham
radio operator, or a club, in your area, and ask for their advice. I am
thinking that what you really need is a guyed mast, and they will know
where best to get them. Basically, this would look like an erector set,
but you would have cables from the top to form a triangle and keep the
mounting point immobile.
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It's an idea, however, the antennas that radio operators use tend not
to be large relatively flat surfaces.
The dish may be perforated, but it doesn't matter. I don't remember the
exact number, but it's something like any dish made with perforations
smaller than about 1" is darn close to equivalent to unperforated sheet
metal w.r.t. wind pressure calculations.
The perforations save weight, not wind pressure.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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