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Ron Reid
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Hello All:

I'm trying to find replacement tubes for a Ken Brooke Multiplying bottle set. The current tubes are a bit beat up, so I'd like to replace them if I can.

The current tubes are PVC, I am pretty sure. I've done quite a bit a searching and know that sch 40 has walls that are too thick. I found a number of places that advertise "thinwall" pvc tubing.

Do you think the following tubing will be okay? Here's the link:

(Sorry...for some reason, the Magic Café system won't provide a link for the full address)

http://flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?produc......35-4inch


The inside diameter of my current tubes is 3.75 inches. The ID of the tubes on the website is 3.89. Do you think this will make a difference?

Thanks for any help or advice you're able to give.

Ron
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I would get some Sintra plastic about 1 or 2 mm and make my own.

Richard
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Michael Baker
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Richard, how would you make the seam? I am not familiar with the use of plastics.
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hugmagic
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It is glued. I would use pliobond or a similar flexible contact cement.
Sintra comes in a great variety of colors and thicknesses.
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Michael Baker
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OK, thanks!
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Ron Reid
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Thanks, Richard. That's something to look into. Would the tubes be perfectly round if done with sheets of Sintra?

Ron
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If you glue them up around a form, let them try. Hit them briefly with a hot air dryer or heat gun they should take the heat into the material develop a memory.
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Walking Bob
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Hi Ron

Go to a carpet store and look at the cardboard cylinders that the carpet is rolled up on. They are very durable, don't really seem like cardboard and could be painted and or finished nicely.

Just a possibly idea,

Walking Bob in Iowa
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Why not cover the old tubes with stick on vinyl? That's what I did. Smile
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Ron Reid
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Thanks for the ideas Bob and Pete. I want to try getting some of the PVC tubing first because that's what I think I like best. I may explore your suggestions as well as Richard's.

Ron
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I'd love to see these when they are finished. I still want you to redo mine when I get the dents out. Mike
Riley
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Go to the plumbing section and buy PVC down pipe. That is what Ken supplied.
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R Don
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The UK pluming shops might have a good match but I
have never seen same in Canada; only thick wall tubing.
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