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Difference between pipe and tube??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    What is the difference between pipe and steel tube?? is the steel tube stronger or something?
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Tube is stronger than pipe and tube is measured by OD whereas pipe is measured by ID.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Tube is made to be a structural member, pipe is made to transport something inside such as water, wires, gas, etc.

    Tube is not necessarily stronger than pipe as some pipe has very thick wall thickness, but pipe is not rated for use a structural member so the strength would be questionable for that main reason.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    yea what he said.

    i get pissed when some one calls my bender a pipe bender, they ask what the difference is and i have to explain it to them /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  5. 85mudblazin

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    ok thanks
     

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