2" Npt pipe for mini build

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2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by JPIII » October 20th, 2017, 1:44 am

Hey guys, building my first Mini. Where is a good place to source the 2" npt pipe and couplers needed for the air intake? What length pipe did everyone use? I'm in Atlanta area if anyone knows somewhere local.

Thanks,

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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by JPIII » October 20th, 2017, 1:52 am

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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by Pete Mazz » October 20th, 2017, 4:35 am

Local plumbing supply ought to have them. Can't help on size.


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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by Frank_Cox » October 20th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Looks great!!!
I recommend measure from the hole in the ash box to the outside of the frame using a straight edge across the frame for reference. then add 2 to 3 inches.


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Post by Big T » October 20th, 2017, 4:11 pm

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Post by Bricklayer2 » October 20th, 2017, 5:44 pm

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Post by Rodcrafter » October 22nd, 2017, 5:57 pm

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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by richy20 » October 24th, 2017, 6:21 pm

I used this one when I did mine or you can go to a plumbing store like some else said. I forgot what the measurement was but I would definitely just have the threaded portion sticking out plus an 1in at the most and just remember the skin thickness. When I did mine I did about 3" plus the threaded portion and it is a bit too much especially when moving thru gates. Also, you should have left that corner leg on the frame out to make it easier to install the firebox with the intake pipe already welded on. I did the same thing and I just cut and re-welded back.

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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by Weldun » October 24th, 2017, 6:39 pm

JPIII wrote:Hey guys, building my first Mini. Where is a good place to source the 2" npt pipe and couplers needed for the air intake? What length pipe did everyone use? I'm in Atlanta area if anyone knows somewhere local.

Thanks,

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Local pipe supply as mentioned should have what you need, if you intend to weld a coupling to the ash box be sure you get a steel coupling and not a malleable iron coupling.

Typically a 2" nipple will make up ( thread into ) a valve,coupling or fitting around 1/2" so once you establish the desired distance between the face of valve to the face of the coupling add 1" (1/2" make up on each end X 2) and this should be the length of nipple needed.
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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by JPIII » October 31st, 2017, 12:25 pm

Thanks guys I was able to source everything on amazon. Waiting on a few additional pieces of metal that were left out of original order and I should be able to get rocking again.



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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » November 1st, 2017, 5:23 pm

Weldun,
I don’t know if I ever mentioned it but your welds look great on your mini.
Just saying I noticed.


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Post by Weldun » November 1st, 2017, 8:28 pm

Rodcrafter wrote:Weldun,
I don’t know if I ever mentioned it but your welds look great on your mini.
Just saying I noticed.


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Re: 2" Npt pipe for mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » November 2nd, 2017, 8:59 pm

That is what I use too


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