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#1 SwitchbladeatJM

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:12 PM

I've searched to try to find out where you buy PETG, but I can't find out whereto buy it :wacko: Please tell me where. Thanks

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:13 PM

Cx bought his straight from the manufacturer- unfortunately, I think the minimum order was 1100'. You MIGHT be able to find it at petstores, under aquarium supples. Or, Cx might be able to sell you some.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:41 PM

There is a topic going in the Trading forum now that is addressing this question. Frank8715 is selling some by the foot. I would try that topic and ask him. If you cannot order online for some reason, try a pet store in the aquarium section.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:48 PM

I might know another way to get PETG like material.

If you look at a computer store, there should be some long clear tubes with lightbulbs in them. I might have few lying around here.

They aren't too expensive, so you shouldn't worry too much about taking one apart.

Edit: They are used as flashy little lights in comps.

http://www.compusa.c...7488&pfp=SEARCH

That should be it.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:16 PM

I might know another way to get PETG like material.

If you look at a computer store, there should be some long clear tubes with lightbulbs in them. I might have few lying around here.

They aren't too expensive, so you shouldn't worry too much about taking one apart.

Edit: They are used as flashy little lights in comps.

http://www.compusa.c...7488&pfp=SEARCH

That should be it.

10 bucks for 12", that's insanely expensive man.


Also I like the idea of aquarium tubing, but all the stuff I find is rolled up in a coil. Do I have to straghten it and if so, will it be that sturdy? If so (once again) how would I straighten it?

Edited by kickass_jb, 04 May 2005 - 09:28 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:39 PM

The curled stuff isn't the right things, these are straight poles.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:53 PM

But do they sell the straight stuff at pet stores? Am I just not looking hard enough? All I find is the coil stuff.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:10 AM

But do they sell the straight stuff at pet stores? Am I just not looking hard enough? All I find is the coil stuff.

The coil stuff is more likely vinal tubing not PETG.

Did you see Finding Nemo? Remember when Nemo has to swim up a pipe into the water filter? That's the kind of pipe you want.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:14 AM

NEMO!!!

For what it's worth, I will sell PETG to anyone who wants it, 100' minimum order. You're free to resell the portion you don't need, as Frank8715 is doing now. Anyone who wants less than 100' should buy it from him until he runs out.


Edit: to head off more PMs I'll post the price here...

100' for $75 including shipping in the contiguous US. I'll cut it into 2' pieces for shipping.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:08 PM

But do they sell the straight stuff at pet stores? Am I just not looking hard enough? All I find is the coil stuff.

The coil stuff is more likely vinal tubing not PETG.

Did you see Finding Nemo? Remember when Nemo has to swim up a pipe into the water filter? That's the kind of pipe you want.

I loved Nemo, he is the shit!...As for the piping, a relief to know the sell it, but would it still be called PETG or some "fishy" (get the pun?) name?
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:43 PM

But do they sell the straight stuff at pet stores? Am I just not looking hard enough? All I find is the coil stuff.

The coil stuff is more likely vinal tubing not PETG.

Did you see Finding Nemo? Remember when Nemo has to swim up a pipe into the water filter? That's the kind of pipe you want.

I loved Nemo, he is the shit!...As for the piping, a relief to know the sell it, but would it still be called PETG or some "fishy" (get the pun?) name?

I saw it at Petsmart, and it was labeled "Lee's Thinwall Rigid Tubing" but it came in all the wrong sizes. There was stuff as large as 3" diameter to as small as 1/8," but no 1/2" or 5/8."
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:58 PM

But do they sell the straight stuff at pet stores? Am I just not looking hard enough? All I find is the coil stuff.

The coil stuff is more likely vinal tubing not PETG.

Did you see Finding Nemo? Remember when Nemo has to swim up a pipe into the water filter? That's the kind of pipe you want.

I loved Nemo, he is the shit!...As for the piping, a relief to know the sell it, but would it still be called PETG or some "fishy" (get the pun?) name?

I saw it at Petsmart, and it was labeled "Lee's Thinwall Rigid Tubing" but it came in all the wrong sizes. There was stuff as large as 3" diameter to as small as 1/8," but no 1/2" or 5/8."

Crap. Well I'll keep looking... Maybe I'll end up buying it off Cx after all.

P.S. off topic, but look at all those quotes inside quotes etc.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:23 PM

Well thanks guys. I think I'll try the petstore, and if it's not there I'll see if I can get some off of the internet.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:30 PM

I jsut picked up a 3' length of 9/16" PETG at Petcetera a couple of days ago.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 04:38 PM

Is the PETG size for micros 1/2", or does it have different 1/2" sizes like PVC? :D
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:04 PM

There is no standardization in PETG between manufacturers. I can tell you exactly what the ID of my PETG is, but unless you're buying the same brand it will vary depending on what that manufacturer felt was a good size.

Mine is .528" ID which is optimal to slightly snug for most 1/2" FBR.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:33 PM

So I would buy some PETG that's slightly bigger than 1/2"? Well thanks guys. I'll probally look in a pet store this weekend. Oh, and how big does it usually come in the stores? I need to know if it can fit in the car.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:44 PM

Green woods pet store has 1\2'' petg

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