Clear pipes

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  1. Theo

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    Good day everybody

    Is there any of you that know where I can find clear see through pipe at a deasent price. I want to make a reactor, just got of the phone with maizeys plastic, and they ridiculously expensive, @ almost R500 per meter...
    Or is there anyone that have some that I can take of their hands, at a fee of course.
    Any help appreciated.
     
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  3. Jeann1

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    Hi Theo

    They about the only place you can buy per meter, other places have minimun 100 meters.. Send me a PM with sizes, and I can see if we can get cheaper via Engineering shop ??
     
  4. 459b

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    How professional do you want the end product to look?
    Take a walk through a plastics wharehouse, youll find clear sort-of-cylindrical containers there for next to nothing. They not the prettiest, but they do the job. Ive seen a very efficient skimmer made out of a plastic spaghetti container.
     
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    Hi Theo
    What diameter and wall thickness are we talking about?
     
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    Theo

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    Thanks fo the replys guys. I only need half a meter, would like a 110mm diameter.
    The plan is to make a kalk stirrer , don't need to look like I shipped it from the US, but also don't want a bad view to the eyes.
    I am going to build it on the 2fishes concept, doesn't look to hard to diy it, but first need a body for the thing...
    Thanks for the help...
     
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    If you go 3mm wallthickness it's much cheaper from maizey
    Phone them now 1m 100 OD 3mm wallthickness R210
     
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    Theo

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    Thanx guys. The reason for going 110mm is that the fittings I want to use(only ones I could find that will work) is 110mm. Unless maizey's have got the same stuff they use for bathroom fittings, but in 100mm. Will maybe drive out there and have a look tomorow. Is there no one that have some by accident that I can get from?
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  10. toppdogg

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    hi theo
    the price you got was it for perspex ?
    if so rather ask for clear pvc pipe far cheaper
    and will do the job
     
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    I wonder where did you see it.:whistling:
     
  12. LuckyFish

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    Clear PVC is way easier to work with. Not so brittle and easy to glue as you would glue PVC(Pipe) to PVC(Fittings).
     
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    Theo

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    Oh yeah, dint exactly think of that... Thanks guys, will phone them tommorow...
     

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