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Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« on: January 31, 2009, 06:19:37 PM »
Hey Folks,

I need a custom cut or made tube/cylinder made out of hard plastic.  I need it to be about 10-15 inches in height, and about an inch in diameter. Does anyone know where I can go to get it custom cut? Or even where I can go to buy the parts, and the best way to cut it myself?  Im in Toronto.

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Re: Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 08:05:35 PM »
I think I saw something like that at Active Surplus on Queen St.
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Re: Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 12:10:18 PM »
lol man im at that store like every other day.  They don't have one thats specific to my size though :(

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Re: Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 12:22:32 PM »
pluming fittings from a DIY store?

unfortunately i think 1 inch plastic pipe is usually flexible but
waste pipe comes in in 1.25 inch diameter, is rigid and is easily cut to length with a saw.


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Re: Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 02:03:00 PM »
Hi,

Electricians Pipe (PVC) comes in 1" size and is relatively cheap - or ask an electrician if you can hawe the short piece you need, it's offcuts/rubbish to them.
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Re: Hard-Plastic Tube/Cylinder
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 08:49:24 PM »
go to McMaster.com, select the diameter and material and thickness, and choose approximate length.

Then spend 5 minutes on it with a hacksaw to be the exact length you want it. ;D

 


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