Locating 2" copper tubing

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Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by scmoose » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Where is the best place to look for 2" copper tubing to build a pot still?

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Post by pope » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:54 pm

I'm 99% sure I've seen 10' lengths at home depot/lowes. Shorter lengths can be had from a few different sites, including distilling sites and plumbing supply sites. You can get some really unique fittings from places like supplyhouse.com so if you want to get it all in one place, you can just get smaller length from them or plumbingsupply.com or similar.

I'm not always hunting for a crazy deal when I'm on a build so some might chime in with cheaper ideas. To that end I've scrapped lead recently and the scrapper showed me their massive stash of copper that had been scrapped and that they were selling by weight, so you might check places like that too. If you only need some <12" lengths of pipe, those might be trash to a lot of plumbers (just guessing, I can't back that up with facts).
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Post by acfixer69 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:58 pm

Depending where you are living will give the best answers. Scrappers can be good in some areas. Look down a plumbing shop scrap bin can work too. Depends where you are.

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by NZChris » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:12 pm

I buy mine by weight at a scrappy. Sometimes his copper bin looks like a kitset still to me.

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by diktater » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:03 pm

make friends with an hvacc guy! i recently got 2 5’ lengths of 2” along with a few reducers and t’s for a 1/5 of hbb. 8)

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by acfixer69 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:11 pm

I'm or now was a HVAC guy and I would run down the plumber for the stuff.

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by diktater » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:17 pm

my guy does commercial refrigeration for processing facilities so all the pipe was nitrogen charged. one of the few benefits of working in a giant refrigerator

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by Sailman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:51 am

Check out some of the plumbing supply houses for damaged pipe that's where I got my piece from. It wasn't scrap prices but it was brand new and I got it at cost.

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Post by scmoose » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:44 pm

Seems most of the scrap metal places around here don’t sale, checked a few plumbing supply house they want to sale 10’ sticks, no scraps around. I’ll keep an eye out regardless
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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by hellbilly007 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:10 pm

Menards sells 10' sticks of 2" as well

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Re: Locating 2" copper tubing

Post by scmoose » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:51 am

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