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Stephen Schmidt in San Antonio, Texas

82 months ago

Has anybody heard of something called the Pipefitter Calculator? It's a program that goes into one of those hand-held computersIt figures offsets and does all the math. I saw one at the shop and it figured the cut lengths for a rolling offset in about as fast as I entered the pipe size and set. (This was the same rolling offset that I had done at a shutdown last week and it took me about an hour and a half to get right) Has anybody else seen this?

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Dave Cornelius in San Antonio, Texas

82 months ago

I saw one used at the Valero refinery in Three Rivers, Tx during a shutdown. The thing worked really great, it goes on a PDA. I found their website: www.americanpipefitter.com Good luck.

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Robert in Mobile, Alabama

76 months ago

Texas Instruments calculator model 30xa-wal-mart-$10.00

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Bruce Gauntt in San Antonio, Texas

76 months ago

Rework from bad math...thousands!

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Shea Loucks in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

76 months ago

Stephen Schmidt in San Antonio, Texas said: Has anybody heard of something called the Pipefitter Calculator? It's a program that goes into one of those hand-held computersIt figures offsets and does all the math. I saw one at the shop and it figured the cut lengths for a rolling offset in about as fast as I entered the pipe size and set. (This was the same rolling offset that I had done at a shutdown last week and it took me about an hour and a half to get right) Has anybody else seen this?

There is a program called Acorn Piping that is made in Albert that will do all the calculations as long as you have center to center's it then creates a material list, weld map, and As built...ready to print. Google Acorn piping

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john robichaux in Thibodaux, Louisiana

75 months ago

Stephen Schmidt in San Antonio, Texas said: Has anybody heard of something called the Pipefitter Calculator? It's a program that goes into one of those hand-held computersIt figures offsets and does all the math. I saw one at the shop and it figured the cut lengths for a rolling offset in about as fast as I entered the pipe size and set. (This was the same rolling offset that I had done at a shutdown last week and it took me about an hour and a half to get right) Has anybody else seen this?

what you really need is a hip square and a lazer level. the hip square will help with the roll and the rest is as normal. also most carpenter calculators will help with the travel and then you can subtract your take outs. there are a few formulas that makes this really basic. if still having problems contact

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Rick in Birmingham, Alabama

74 months ago

Take a look at this on the Internet.www.americanpipefitter.com/

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Paul Hill in Alachua, Florida

68 months ago

This looks really useless. That american pipefitter program I mean.
You can get the same result from a Scientific for 50 or so dollars at walmart, you can program them to do any and all calculations that you need. The only draw back with my way is you have to know the formulas.(My God, you have to know your job. What a nightmare.)

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TooSweet in Battle Ground, Washington

68 months ago

Hey look I've been working with pipe for sixteen years and I just recently bought that $50 do all calculator. For me I prefer the pen, paper,and formula method that calc rarely comes out of the box. I learned the pipetrade the oldschool way and feel it's still the best way for me.

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Paul Hill in Alachua, Florida

68 months ago

I am just kidding with ya'll, I am all about faster and better. I just really believe that the human mind is the most valuable tool if educated and experienced. I have seen people use those calcs to find the answers to problems in short order, but it is really only as good as the information that you put in. I might buy it, though I doubt it.

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Prokop in Panama City Beach, Florida

67 months ago

Bruce Gauntt in San Antonio, Texas said: Rework from bad math...thousands!

No worries

Best of Luck to you

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Hot Rod in Laurel, Mississippi

67 months ago

WHERE'S A GOOD BIBLE (THE PIPEFITTERS AND WELDER,S Handbook ) when you need one. you will have to input the same data in this device that the Franklin Book Calls outn for you. K.I.S.S.

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Prokop

67 months ago

No you will not. KISS is exactly the point

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raymund in Doha, Qatar

67 months ago

well experienced & good ideas still the best for piping job's,but for me as of now were all in hi technology so i should refer for programable calculator 'coz it make's our job's faster & easier....

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Prokop

67 months ago

Yes it sure does. Do a web serch for US Patent # 7,421,461 and look at that. The time it can save is unmeasurable. Time is money. Tech is everywhere. It's just a matter of time.

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Bruce Gauntt in San Antonio, Texas

66 months ago

Hey people don't go to that website for the download at www.dll-provider.com/en/download-z904052.html. IT IS A SCAM! THE PIPEFITTER CALCULATOR IS NOT THERE! THEY GOT MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER THEN DIRECTED ME TO PORNO WEBSITES WITH RECURRING MONTHLY CHARGES OF $39.97 THAT CAN NOT BE REMOVED!!
***THE 'REAL' PIPEFITTER CALCULATOR IS AT: WWW.AMERICANPIPEFITTER.COM***

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Aaron in Edmonton, Alberta

65 months ago

pipepro2000.com

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Robert in Newport News, Virginia

60 months ago

can you help me please

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Trent in Glade Spring, Virginia

60 months ago

Are you wanting to know the take out for a 45?

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cmwalters in Clinton Township, Michigan

59 months ago

Robert in Newport News, Virginia said: I would like to ask if you would help me with the old formula. I want too say that a 90 is 1 and a haft times the pipe size and a 45 is 2 times is that right

long radius 90 is 1-1/2 x nominal pipe size
short radius is 1 x ""

45 is 5/8 x ""

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info in Sparks, Nevada

57 months ago

There are two brand new Pipe Trades Calculators just released from Calculated Industries. One is for pipefitters (the Pipe Trades Pro), the other is a Plumbing Calculator that has the flow rates and pressure loss. Some of the "ol' schoolers" may not care, but those that need help with the formulas (especially with rolling offsets) may appreciate it.

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jrobichaux in Bourg, Louisiana

57 months ago

Yes , by all means take advantage of all technology has to offer. It will make it easier on you. However, if you do not learn the old school ways of getting there, you may not be able to compete in all arenas

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stephanos in Beaumont, Texas

46 months ago

Hot Rod in Laurel, Mississippi said: WHERE'S A GOOD BIBLE (THE PIPEFITTERS AND WELDER,S Handbook ) when you need one. you will have to input the same data in this device that the Franklin Book Calls outn for you. K.I.S.S.

There is a Bible online at:
www.blueletterBible.org

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stephanos in Beaumont, Texas

46 months ago

Robert in Newport News, Virginia said: I would like to ask if you would help me with the old formula. I want too say that a 90 is 1 and a haft times the pipe size and a 45 is 2 times is that right

45 deg. ell take offs are easily figured by taking the nominal pipe size and dividing it by 2 (or half it), then divide that number by 2 (or half it), then divide that number by 2 (or half it), then divide that number by 2 (or half it). There should be 4 numbers (which are actually measurements typically in inches), the nominal pipe size, and the three halfs from it. Add the last number to the second number and this is the take off for a 45 deg. ell.

4" pipe
4"
2"
1"
0.5"
0.5"+2"=2.5" (or 2&1/2")

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sweetspecter in San Diego, California

46 months ago

Rob in Calgary, Alberta said: A much simpler method is to just times the size by 5/8" or .625". Of course, not so easy if you don't have a calculator handy. 4" X 5/8 = 2.5"

that works on all standard 45 ells except 2"

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Paul Hill in Alachua, Florida

45 months ago

It is all in the books. While all have good information, some have a wealth of information (use-Ful/Less)and some just have the basics. Whichever you decide to spend your money on, don't just get it out whenever you have a problem. Take it to the Motel/RV and read it. You didn't learn History by looking up the answer whenever the teacher asked a question, did you? The same applies here. Learn the information before you have to know it. If you do that, then you won't be wandering around the FCCU, wondering how you will keep the welder from realizing that you have no idea what you are doing. The bottom line is, STUDY the books, learn your job well. Do not do the old "Fake it,till you make it". Read back on some of my previous posts, it is the best advice I can give to you 'newbies'.

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gwgautney in Theodore, Alabama

38 months ago

I purchased the pipe trades pro calculator for $79 and absolutely love it. takes a few practice runs to get proficient but really great tool. Its from the makers of construction master

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LMF.Services in Bangor, Maine

30 months ago

Stephen Schmidt in San Antonio, Texas said: Has anybody heard of something called the Pipefitter Calculator? It's a program that goes into one of those hand-held computersIt figures offsets and does all the math. I saw one at the shop and it figured the cut lengths for a rolling offset in about as fast as I entered the pipe size and set. (This was the same rolling offset that I had done at a shutdown last week and it took me about an hour and a half to get right) Has anybody else seen this?

You can try www.pipefittercalculator.com

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gwgautney in Mobile, Alabama

30 months ago

Yes I have one still learning to use it but it's great. Takes out a lot of leg work.

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GeorgeFil in Athens, Greece

29 months ago

I got the same program www.pipefittercalculator.com and is excellent. But I found a mistake on the calculations for mm at the Socket Pipe Calculator. I know that you guys don't use the mm in the States, but is good to know.

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