Drill Pipe-The Reusable Steel

Drill Pipe

Drill Pipe-The Reusable Steel

Texas leads the nation in the gas and petroleum industry. So, around the state of Texas there is no shortage of oil rigs and from every work sight, you will find a drill pipe or drill stem. After it’s job is done on the oil field, it can used in a variety ways and is known for it’s durability and strength. Drill stem is a great reusable source to use for your next welding project and is used in a wide variety of ways even after it’s job is done on the oil field. Here are just a few examples:

Cattle Guards

Ranchers and farmers need cattle guards to keep their livestock in pastures. Drill stem is welded together in a metal grid and is laid over a ditch which becomes a deterrence for livestock to cross over, but leaves an opening for vehicles and pedestrians to pass through. Drill stem is a great and economical way to construct cattle guards for every opening in your fencing.

Pole Barns

The possibilities are endless for the different types of structures you can build with drill stem. One popular structure is the pole barn. Made without the typical foundation, pole barns are fast and easy to construct. Cheaper in price with the same strength as new steel pipe, drill stem structures will withstand the test of time and save money.

Livestock Fencing

A great alternative to barb wire, drill stem is a more humane fencing structure to keep your livestock in. Wood is also known as a popular material of the past, but drill stem will be the sturdier choice and stand it’s ground.


At Manchaca Metals we offer a large stock of 2-3/8″ and 2-7/8″, 31-33′ drill stem joints from $35-$45. Also, we have all the drill stem accessories you need for your next project.  See below:


A great tool to have for every welders toolbox! We have 2-3/8″ and 2-7/8″ sized guides.


Pipe guides 2-3/8″ and 2-7/8″ $15-$17.

Also in stock, we have pipe hinges with grease zerks. We have  2-3/8″ and 2-7/8″ sizes.  Perfect for heavy duty gates, cattle water gaps, and more!


Sized 2-3/8" and 2-7/8"

Pipe Hinges $7.50-$9 in stock.

Please give us a call for availability at 512-757-6838 or check or South Austin location, Manchaca Metals 512-45METALS


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