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    Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    OK last time I was fitting was 3 1/2 yrs ago in school .
    Mainly 4 and six inch pipe 45 and 30 degree offsets rolling offsets etc .
    Lost my bluebook got a new one what is the most important info I should highlight for quick reference in the field ?
    Also in plant work what's the most common size pipe I'll be working with ?
    All I've been doing is structural mig since college

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    Re: Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    Totally subjective on what you're working on. The stuff that's easy to memorize you probably don't need to highlight for quick reference. The stuff that you struggle with, you might want to highlight.

    Most common pipe? Are you serious? There's absolutely no way for anybody to answer that. It's totally dependent on what industry you're in, what job you're working on, the specific application, and so on and so forth. No way that anybody can answer that question without knowing exactly what your job is.
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    Re: Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    I normally keep a couple of file clips in the truck. Whatever size I'm working on at the time gets clipped, so I can find it quickly.


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    Re: Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    Hello,

    I am an instrumentation pipefitter currently. I carry a few laminated cheat sheets, they last that way and you can wipe of smudges easy. I do mostly 30° and 45° kicks and offsets so I carry a cheat sheet for those. But it's easy to memorize your bend allowance numbers, 30° Is 2 and 45° is 1.414.

    I carry cheat sheets for 22.5° and 60° just in case, have needed them a few times.

    I also have a sheet for my Bender radii, even though they are stamped on the dies and a Bender manual.

    A drill/tap/die chart is useful as well as a countersink chart.

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    Re: Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjaholic View Post
    Hello,

    I am an instrumentation pipefitter currently. I carry a few laminated cheat sheets, they last that way and you can wipe of smudges easy. I do mostly 30° and 45° kicks and offsets so I carry a cheat sheet for those. But it's easy to memorize your bend allowance numbers, 30° Is 2 and 45° is 1.414.

    I carry cheat sheets for 22.5° and 60° just in case, have needed them a few times.

    I also have a sheet for my Bender radii, even though they are stamped on the dies and a Bender manual.

    A drill/tap/die chart is useful as well as a countersink chart.

    I included a pic but don't know why it's sideways.




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    Re: Pipefitters blue book questions ???

    If you're steamfitting, well be concerned about carbon steel, Rolling offsets would be a good place to mark, you should know your fitting take outs by heart, or at least know the formulas. Get with an old fitter and pay attention, and don't discount his tricks of the trade. You can figure out a lot with a simple framing square. If you're fitting Stainless in the food industry, a whole different set of rules. The main thing is to just learn by experience and if you don't know something don't try and wing it, just ask

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