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    Cor-ten Steel

    I've got a project where I'd like to use Cor-ten steel, a.k.a. weathering steel. 1" sch. 40 pipe is an available size but no steel companies can be bothered to sell me such a small amount of around 3 feet.

    There's lot's of metal drop sold on eBay but no Cor-ten. I've also tried foot bridge fabricators since they often use Cor-ten, but no luck.

    Does anybody use this stuff in their day job and can sell a bit? Any other ideas?

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    Tough one! My only idea is to talk to a landscape design/architecture firm. It has become popular due to its rustic (pun intended) nature. I have seen work in plate and rod.......good luck!

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    You are not the only one with this problem, misery loves company......Corten Steel - YachtForums.Com

    Seems a few years ago, US Steel sold some product line to ArcelorMittal.
    Seems flat plate is still in production, other products may not be.

    Would you want to make a seamed tube from thin plate?

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    ASTM A846 Pipe & Tube, high strength corrosion resistant pipe & tube Does that help?

    Listed as COR_TEN equivlant

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    I tried them and they have a $200 min. order.
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    I'm curious as to why you need Corten for such an obviously minimal thing? A-36 rusts just fine too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    I'm curious as to why you need Corten for such an obviously minimal thing? A-36 rusts just fine too...
    Cor ten actually seals the surface when it rusts and will not pit like normal steel.

    Joel, in the amount of mucking around that I do with houses i came across an entire house painted in cor ten paint. maybe no help for your current project or just the wrong application but I wanted to throw it out there.....
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    ^True, but in real use the differences may be minimal to non-existent, especially if the corten is to be painted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    ^True, but in real use the differences may be minimal to non-existent, especially if the corten is to be painted.
    I agree but i'd bet a dollar to a donut that it's not going to be painted....

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