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Another original way to hang 4" #124086
08/07/06 05:25 PM
08/07/06 05:25 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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The general contractor decided to run some 4" PVC above the ceiling. Please note how he hung the pipe.

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Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124087
08/07/06 06:13 PM
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no pics reno

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124088
08/07/06 06:26 PM
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what gauge is that metal? it doesn't look like plumbers tape or anything.... all smooth and shiny, if I didn't know better I'd say it a strip off of a beer can.... please tell me it's not that.
-Will

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Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124089
08/07/06 08:01 PM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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OOPS! I'm still new at this...so thanks for the help- and the patience!

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124090
08/07/06 08:04 PM
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Just a wild guess but that looks to be air tube for a vacuum delivery system.

Like this



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Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124091
08/07/06 11:54 PM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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The metal straps are made of the strapping HVAC guys use to hang flex duct.

The pipe is used, not for electric work, but to route hoses for the soda dispenser.

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124092
08/08/06 03:28 AM
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The thing I noticed was the slope the pipe was dropping in elevation, like a drain pipe.

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124093
08/08/06 09:51 AM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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Jeep, the line is pretty level; the ceiling has a good slope, though! (It may look like a floor, but that is actually the roof above the pipe). Either that, or a trick of the camera angle.

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124094
08/08/06 11:10 AM
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If it's not for electrical, and the metal straps hold, is there a problem or are we just chuckling over his methods?

Re: Another original way to hang 4" #124095
08/08/06 08:50 PM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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G, with another thread active, about some 4" falling down, I thought these pics were of interest.

You're right, I took them simply because of his original method of hanging the pipe. I have posted several similar threads before.

I also placed the pics here, and not in the violation forum, because.... even if for electrical conduit, I'm not sure this is actually a code violation!

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