Lock-Line ball socket flexible tube return pipe

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  1. ChrisRaubs

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    Hi there Sponsors!

    I hope you all had a splendid festive season!

    I'm hoping someone can help me out... I'm looking for Lock-Line ball socket flexible tube return pipe which I would like to use as the return into the tank...

    Just sticking out feelers at the moment...

    Could you please pm the prices if you to have it, or if you could point me into the right direction?

    Will be truly appreciated! :thumbup:
     
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  3. ScottK

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    I struggled to find it anywhere locally and ended up bringing it in from overseas, pricing and shipping was pretty decent.

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    Thanks @ScottK :thumbup: , will have a look,,,
     
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    I saw some at Lifestyle Pets over the weekend. A bit out, but shop is worthwhile the drive out to there.
     
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  8. ChrisRaubs

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    Thanks @RiaanP !! ;)
     
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    Will do...
     
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    We keep a small range in stock. Sold mainly to engineering shops for coolant delivery. If you interested I will take photos tomorrow and post for you to see.
     
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    That would be great @brentnorm ,,, :yeahdude:
     
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    Are these what you are looking for? The ones pictured have a valve on them but my stock without the valve is coming in on Friday.
    1/4 " inside diameter
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    3/8" inside diameter
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    1/2" inside diameter
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    That is exactly what I need!! :biggrin: now, from a reefers perspective,

    1) my return pipe is 25mm PVC, how does one go about attaching that thingy to the PVC pipe?
    2) how bendable is it?
    3) does it handle pressure well?

    Sorry for gooi-ing so many questions... :blush:
     
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    it does not bend all that well, from 25mm PVC you get a coupling with thread and reducer to fit these onto pvc. i got it at a local irrigation store, EFFAST is the manufacturer, see if you can look them up, they make all the fittings
     
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    1) you would have to fit a female threaded fitting on the end of your return for this pipe to screw on. ( will confirm the exact thread when I get back to the office)

    2) you can basically bend them into a circle

    3) they do handle pressure but there is obviously a limit.
     
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    This is the smallest one.

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    Cool @brentnorm ! You're a superstar!! I'll pm you shortly...
    @Rhyn ,,, this will be the ideal solution to that tricky return of mine...
     
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    Keep me posted:thumbup: looks perfect if we can conect it to 25mm pvc
     
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    @ChrisRaubs the suppliers for these locline flexi hoses are located in the same road as dorry pets, cant remember their name, will send it to you tomorrow as i have their business card at my office.
    They are really cheap & stock the full spectrum of locline including different size adaptors to fit different thread sizes!
     
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    Sorry, i just remembered what the company's name is... Send me a pm if you are interested...
     
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