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#1 Nerf929

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 09:47 PM

Where can you find PETG tubing? Is there a good website to order it from or do hardware stores carry it?
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#2 cxwq

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 09:54 PM

No and no.

The place I buy it from has a minimum order of 1100 feet.

Someone posted a link to a place that sells it online in smaller quantities but it's a slightly different size and I can't really advise anyone to buy it there unless they carefully measure their FBR - which is a good idea anyhow.

You should be able to dig up the link with a search.
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Posted 21 August 2003 - 10:31 PM

how expensive is it?
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#4 Jangadance

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 11:32 PM

If we're talking McMaster-Carr, it's $3.66 for 6 feet. 6' is the minimum to buy. Shipping is a bitch, brings the total to about $15.00.
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 11:16 AM

I still plan to eventually find a large supply of suitable shipping containers and send this stuff to people who want it desperately. I plan on about $15 shipped for 10' or so... or however much I can fit in the shipping tube.

I'll post again here within a week or so when I find some packaging and check shipping costs.
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:45 PM

The problem I see with McMaster-Carr is that even if you email them with instructions, they won't cut the PETG into smaller sizes for you. They insist on sending the 6' lengths in a giant 6' cardboard tube. That's what really gouges ya on shipping I think; if someone (I was thinking of doing this as well) would order a bunch of PETG and then cut it into maybe 1-2' lengths and mail it like that, I'm sure it would be a lot easier on the ole' pocketbook. ^_^
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#7 cxwq

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:57 PM

Right, I'd have to cut it to be able to do it for that price, the problem then is that I have to cut the stuff, pack it, print a label, and take it to the post office, all for a couple bucks.

You can see why I haven't been terribly motivated to sell the stuff to non-locals.

Maybe if I collected a dozen orders and did it all at once...

How much interest is there?
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#8 Jangadance

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:59 PM

I'm interested, just not motivated to be on the shipping end of this.^_^
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 03:53 PM

How 'bout this then...

If there's someone out there with some time on their hands who wants to make a few bucks per order selling PETG, contact me via PM and we can work out a bulk purchase. Probably something on the order of $.25 per foot plus shipping. Then you can resell it to all the people who would like to have 10 feet or so and are willing to pay a bit more to NOT have to buy hundreds of feet.


Edit: By bulk purchase I mean at least a couple hundred feet.
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 08:28 PM

Forgive me if this is kinda off-topic but is this PETG stuff really this damn good that everyone is searching for it or is it just the added cool factor of having clear barrels? Because from what I've heard it isn't this all-powerful barrel type which reduces frictiuon to zero and allows darts to travel a half mile. Sorry if I sounded thick-headed, I'm just a little pused and confuzzled.
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#11 cxwq

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 09:39 PM

Nah, that's a perfectly reasonably question.

From a strictly performance perspective, it's more or less identical to 9/16" brass. Almost exactly the same size and similar friction levels.

There are basically three advantages (other than the cool factor <g>)

1. Light enough to use in auto-rotating barrel systems without jacking up the reliability of the gun. AT3k!

2. Transparent is a very good thing in multi-barrel guns in general, auto-rotating or not, cause there's nothing lamer than firing air.

3. Adheres to epoxy much better than brass does so it's sometimes easier structurally to mount the PETG than it would be to use brass.

Also, (I don't really count these highly enough to give them bullet points of their own) it's easier to cut and work with, it's considerably cheaper than brass, and is available in longer lengths than brass.

Edit: Even after applying brass tubing with good results in previous mods, I kept looking for a material that satisfied the first two criteria above... took me about 6 months to discover PETG and find a source that made it in the right size but it was worth it!
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Posted 23 August 2003 - 06:03 AM

Oh OK, This stuff does seem to have quite the few advantages over brass. Thanks for explaining that to me.
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 12:41 AM

Iron Rhino is now the official distributor of 'my' PETG.

You may contact him directly to express interest. I'm sure he'll post something when he's got the price and shipping stuff worked out.

Specs:

.528" (about 17/32") ID and .572" (a little over 9/16") OD

If you're used to 9/16" K&S brass, this stuff is a tiny bit smaller ID and a tiny bit bigger OD.

Note that these are not the same dimensions as that place that will sell you small quantities online. This is the Sinclair-Rush PETG that has a minimum purchase of 1120 feet.
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 01:11 AM

Iron Rhino is now the official distributor of 'my' PETG.



you've still got plenty for the locals, right?
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 01:16 AM

Yes, I will still have it for sale at YANO and Armageddon.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:21 AM

hi there who do i talk to about purchasing the petg,because im really want some and just looked on here and saw this.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:26 AM

hi there who do i talk to about purchasing the petg,because im really want some and just looked on here and saw this.


I'm breaking a bigger rule than you are right now, but I'm genuinely curious: how on earth did you even find this thread?
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#18 KatanasPWN

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:47 PM

The search engine is a wondrous thing beaver.

Edit:Sorry, didn't mean to pile onto a necro.

Edited by KatanasPWN, 15 November 2011 - 06:21 PM.

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