I'm curious as to how many people know what my username is referencing to. Guesses?
It's bedtime peeps, Tripping pipe (aka joints) is a term for running pipe in and out of an oil well (other wells too but it's about oil rigging). When you run them in, you have to use a substance called pipe dope, or dope for short to lubricate the threads on the joint and collar when screwing them together at high speed. So when you trip pipe in the hole you have to do it with dope. Night all.