The 1/4 IP lamp pipe is a good quality part at a very reasonable price. Paxton Hardware shipped my order quickly and it was packaged extremely well. The lamp pipe was securely taped between two pieces of wood and packaged inside a cardboard box. It arrived undamaged. I am totally pleased and would recommend Paxton Hardware to anyone. Oh, this was my second purchase from them. I have bookmarked their website and will definitely be back. Thanks!