OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Saving OSU time and money while putting items to creative reuse? Now that’s our cup of tea.

While in the OSUsed Store, Facilities Plumber Stan happened upon a teapot that was a perfect fit for a dilemma at Nash Hall.

Posted on August 13, 2015

Recently while in the OSUsed Store, OSU Plumber Stan L’ey happened upon a sturdy metal teapot that seemed to be a perfect fit for a dilemma he had at Nash Hall.

In Nash, an autoclave had a pipe leaking between the ceiling above the autoclave and the floor of the building level above. Reaching it for repair would have required the demolition of the 18-inch thick floor.

With some creative machining, the surplus teapot was welded with a stainless steel pipe to become a sleeve to bypass the leaking pipe as it travels between floors. Saving OSU time and money while putting items to creative reuse? Now that’s our cup of tea.

 

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Story Source: Surplus Property http://fa.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/reuse-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-our-cup-tea