Re: sewer pipes

Philip Dove <philip.dove@...>

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: 29 June 2007 18:57
Subject: Re: [STMFC] sewer pipes

The cast Iron or or steel sewer pipe I saw in the early sixties had plaited straw collars to protect them during transport. Cast Iron is brittle and I don't doubt it could be quite easily chipped and smashed if they swung against each other or against something hard when being lifted by crane off a flatcar or Gon. Even plastic pipe comes with shaped wooden packing strips to stop it rolling around.
Philip Dove

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