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    I just got back Jackson, WY and couldn't help but notice a huge pile of pipe, maybe 40 acres plus in the Winnemucca, NV area.
    Trucks were hauling it out 2 joints at a time, this was big stuff.
    I also saw more than a few welding riggs in the area.
    Question
    Whats going on?
    Where is this pipe going?
    Green plastic coating, GAS?
    Is there going to be jobs for welders and support crews.
    I hope this helps.
    Good Luck,
    Bob
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Bob Miller View Post
    I just got back Jackson, WY and couldn't help but notice a huge pile of pipe, maybe 40 acres plus in the Winnemucca, NV area.
    Trucks were hauling it out 2 joints at a time, this was big stuff.
    I also saw more than a few welding riggs in the area.
    Question
    Whats going on?
    Where is this pipe going?
    Green plastic coating, GAS?
    Is there going to be jobs for welders and support crews.
    I hope this helps.
    Good Luck,
    Bob
    http://www.rubypipeline.com/

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    • #3
      The green coating is fusion bonded epoxy "FBE" Its used on almost all underground piping to prevent corrosion. Some is green, some is dark red.

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      • #4
        If it's the ruby line, then all the mainline will be 798 and most is orbital I think. Compressor stations might be non union though.
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        • #5
          Both of my sons on this job. Son #2 running root bead inside the pipe, son #1 running hot pass. All automatic, CRC machines.

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          • #6
            There is hte ruby line, that is starting up soon if it hasn't already and then there is the Bison Line thats been going on for a few months now.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Finney View Post
              Both of my sons on this job. Son #2 running root bead inside the pipe, son #1 running hot pass. All automatic, CRC machines.
              If the job is all automatic, why do they have so many stick rod rigs on that job

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Finney View Post
                Both of my sons on this job. Son #2 running root bead inside the pipe, son #1 running hot pass. All automatic, CRC machines.
                Originally posted by b-footn View Post
                If the job is all automatic, why do they have so many stick rod rigs on that job
                Maybe what he means is the section his sons are working on is all automatic.
                Even at that I'm sure those sections have some stick rod rigs tailing along to deal with any repairs that might be needed.
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                • #9
                  The section they are on is automatic except for tie ins.

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                  • #10
                    Some pics of the job.
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Finney View Post
                      Some pics of the job.
                      thank you for the pix's, look's good.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by b-footn View Post
                        If the job is all automatic, why do they have so many stick rod rigs on that job

                        There's just no such thing as "all automatic" is there.
                        Thank goodness for mini gangs.
                        Automatic only works in easy terrain. The rough country requires a stick rod mini gang.
                        Tie ins require stick welders.
                        Lowering in requires stick.
                        Fab requires stick.
                        Testing requires stick.
                        Repairs require stick.
                        Dig ups require stick.

                        JTMcC.
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                        • #13
                          Hey guys,
                          Well, as much as I hate to break bad news to ya'll, the official government documentation indicates this line to be the new subway system for illegal immigrants.......
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                          • #14
                            JTMcC,
                            You are exactly right.

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                            • #15
                              It is a good thing I hire out on fab welding crews, lol.
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