Lead pipe lamp

Lead pipe lamp

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Here’s a pretty cool lamp, made from a lead pipe & other fittings. [via] – Link.

10 thoughts on “Lead pipe lamp

  1. michaeljanderson says:

    Those look more like galvanized pipes and fittings, not lead. I don’t think they ever sold lead pipe with barcodes on them.

  2. c0redump says:

    Yup, I thought the same thing when I first saw it: iron pipes, not lead. You’d never get a thread like that on a metal as soft as lead. Lead pipes were joined by soldering, not by screw-threads.

  3. NickCarter says:

    Can you even buy lead pipe anymore?

    Does anyone use the phrase “It’s a lead pipe cinch” anymore either?

  4. KWillets says:

    Black pipe might look good too. I think everyone who has ever worked in a hardware store has come up with some sort of lamp built of pipe fittings.

    BTW the threads are the same as electrical fittings, so you can screw your creation into a wall box if you want. Lamp nipples too; you can screw an entire lamp together from electrical, gas, and water fittings without any special adapters.

  5. reliance metal says:

    it was a good articles to help improve a knowledge of Pipes and fitting industry.
    we are also in same industry in SS Pipes and Fittings
    more info at : http://www.reliancemetal.in

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