Re: Photo: Loading Treated Water Pipe (1935)


Wood pipe was used out West as well. Yuma AZ installed it in the late 1880’s using redwood. It was replaced some years later although as recent as 2008 sections were recovered during road and utility work in the oldest part of town were the redwood water pipe was installed originally. Slats about two inches wide, inch thick.  Cut on angle along the long side to make 10,12,14 sided pipe, depending on the diameter.  What’s also if interest is that the still existing SP freight house was, of significant portions , constructed of redwood. 
I have photos of the recovery pipe somewhere....
Lee Stoermer
Aldie, VA (formerly from Yuma) 

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