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Turning Slots


Example of 4 turning slots and 2 lifting eyes cut into the end of a pipe

Example of 4 turning slots cut into the end of a pipe

Pittsburgh Pipe can supply pipes with plain ends or with any custom or fabricated elements often called for in drilled shaft construction projects, such as weld bands, turning slots, teeth attachments, lifting lugs/lifting eyes, etc. Lifting eyes (also called lift holes or picking eyes) are typically custom-cut per your dimensions into the steel “in the flat” before rolling the pipes. Two eyes per pipe is common. We can also fabricate lifting lugs when required.

When you have a drilled shaft construction project, Pittsburgh Pipe can supply:


  • Any Diameter / Wall Thickness / Length Combination
  • Pipe Coatings
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Turning Slots / J-Slots / Twisting Slots
  • Lifting Eyes / Lifting Lugs
  • Cutting Teeth Installation
  • Reinforcing Bands and Drive Shoes
  • Certificates of Compliance
  • Shop Drawings
  • QA/QC Documentation
  • Casing Manufactured in the USA from Steel Made in the USA
  • Steel Casing Expert On-Call 24 / 7 / 365

Call 800-325-2653 and let Pittsburgh Pipe be your one-stop shop for standard and custom fabricated drilled shafts, caissons and vertical casing.