An industrial metal drum chandelier or a pipefitter’s nightmare. This chandelier is made from tiny pieces of metal pipe that have been painted with an antique gold finish. The piping is then joined together to create a unique mid century modern drum chandelier. This light would look great hanging over a kitchen or dining room table but it would also be quite a problem for a plumber. This chandelier was not in the union handbook.
Industrial Metal Drum Chandelier
A pipefitter installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems. Not an easy job and in the United States many regions require pipefitters to be licensed after a four to five year apprenticeship. Union pipefitters are required to pass the apprenticeship with a final exam prior to licensing. Pipefitters work with pipe systems that carry fuel, chemicals, lubricants, water and steam. They generally work in power stations, refineries, offshore installations and factories. But pipefitters should not be confused with pipelayers. Both trades involve pipes and valves but pipelayers usually work outside laying pipe underground or under the sea while pipefitters work inside installing pipes in buildings and ships. I wonder if with all that experience and training they would be able to construct an industrial metal drum chandelier that looks this good. Please note that this is a non union working chandelier. Now take that in your pipe and smoke it.