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Old Feb 04, 2006, 08:14 AM
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acrylic tubing

hi guys,

how about a good online source for acrylic clear tubing.. 2 inch to 3 1/2 inch.. anything inexpensive out there ?

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Old Feb 04, 2006, 10:49 AM
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Tried EBAY? There are a couple of EBAY stores that sell acrylic tubing at very reasonable prices. I'm not sure how far they will ship.
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Old Feb 04, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2006, 08:37 AM
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I got some here in UK
They will do short lengths

http://www.acrylicdesign.co.uk/
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Old Feb 05, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Hargard, how much did it cost you?

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Old Feb 05, 2006, 02:53 PM
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I've not found anyone cheaper in the UK than here-

http://www.amariplastics.com/amari/

Guide price..... 2 metres of 3mm thick 100mm diameter extruded acrylic tubing- 25

You do have to buy a minimum of 2 meters though.

Lexan is a more forgiving material. But it's very difficult to obtain in tubular form in the UK, and much more expensive than acrylic.

A much cheaper alternative to either of these, is upvc drainpipe. You can purchase this in a variety of diameters, and tend's to work out about a third of the price.

It's easier to work than acrylic, and more than tough enough.

Snag? You can't see through it, so it doesn't look as swish. So what!

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Old Feb 05, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Prices

Himszy Hi this is recent prices

> A) 1 off 150mm dia 350mm long with 5mm wall tube @ 34-65p each
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> B) 1 off 75mm dia 200mm long with 3mm wall tube @ 17-90p each
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> C) off 150mm dia dome with 20mm flange @ 18-00p each
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> D) 1 off polished panel 300mm x 300mm x 8mm @ 8-95p each
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> Postage and packing @ 20-00
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> All plus VAT
I only paid 8 for postage
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Old Feb 05, 2006, 06:10 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmm, I would have thought they'd be higher. How thick was the dome?

Thanks

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Old Feb 05, 2006, 10:45 PM
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Sounds expensive to me!
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Old Feb 06, 2006, 02:29 AM
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Well I had a quote from one(at least) display place that was much higher!

Obviously plastics manufacturers will always be cheaper but then you get into the 'minimum order' area.....

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Old Feb 06, 2006, 12:35 PM
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IMHO, 8" of 3" diameter pipe for 17-50 is taking the mickey, whatever way you look at it.

The best way to offset purchasing a large quantity, is to see if someone wants to split with you, or just hold a stock in for future projects.

Another idea is to give the company a call, and ask nicely if they have any offcuts. These are usually a very cheap way of obtaining material.
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