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.

Teapot and steel pipe  Teapot welded to pipe  Teapot sleeve coming up from ceiling below