In a stunning move, three parts for $2.00 each from a brand new steel pipe busheng are now available on Amazon.
The three parts are from a piece of the old, “super-high quality” stainless steel bushing called the “Tiger Bushing” that is a common component for pipe heaters and other devices that use hot pipe.
The original bushing was designed to cool a metal pipe using a copper-nickel alloy that can withstand temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
But the copper-sulfur alloy of the Tiger Bushing is much lighter than the stainless steel, and that’s one reason why it can handle more heat.
As of March 2017, it was available for as little as $4.99 on Amazon, and it was the second-most popular item on Amazon in the first six months of the year.
A company called The Pipe Connection has now offered the Tiger bushing for as low as $2 and a piece for just $6.99.