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Do I use black steel for air intakes?

jamiem

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I've found that people are using pipe nipples for the air intake.  I went to home depot yesterday to get them.  I don't think people are using the galvanized so I bought the 'black steel' nipples.  Are those safe or do we need to buy something else.  I know they are on the outside of the drum but the air is going through them so I didn't want the galvanized because I hear so many people talk about the harmful vapors when it gets to a certain temperature.
 

webowabo

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Yes black pipe is what is used. It is safe. The galvanized however even on the outside of the drum will still get hot enough to make some nasties.
 

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