can i use aluminum for worm pipe?

can i use aluminum for worm pipe?

PostBy: roadkillchef On: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:01 am

I have the opportunity to obtain a length of extruded aluminum pipe that will fit my efm 520 worm, can i use it? or is it not durable enough?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: efm520
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Re: can i use aluminum for worm pipe?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:34 pm

It should work well until it wears out. Go for it if there isn't much of a cost to it
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Re: can i use aluminum for worm pipe?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:49 am

Some alloys of aluminum wear better than others. If you can get the alloy number you can look up the properties of it on line.

Paul
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Re: can i use aluminum for worm pipe?

PostBy: franpipeman On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:18 am

The best is stainless if you have that option
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