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Old 01-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a place cheaper than Midwest or Austin to get silicone tubing? I got some off Amazon for about 1/2 of what the brewstores charge but now that I need more they're out of stock.

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http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...tegory&path=52

I got mine at Bargain Fittings.
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I guess this is as good a place as any to ask. What do folks think about buying silicone tubing in fixed increments that fit flat rate USPS boxes? Part of the reason I'm so hesitant to offer tubing is that it's a major PIA to jam into the typical boxes I use for sight glasses and it throws off shipping cost calculations. If I were to fill up a medium flat rate box and make the price include the $11 for shipping, it would be a no brainer.

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I guess this is as good a place as any to ask. What do folks think about buying silicone tubing in fixed increments that fit flat rate USPS boxes? Part of the reason I'm so hesitant to offer tubing is that it's a major PIA to jam into the typical boxes I use for sight glasses and it throws off shipping cost calculations. If I were to fill up a medium flat rate box and make the price include the $11 for shipping, it would be a no brainer.
I would be down.
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I paid $2.10 per foot from AHS.

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I guess this is as good a place as any to ask. What do folks think about buying silicone tubing in fixed increments that fit flat rate USPS boxes? Part of the reason I'm so hesitant to offer tubing is that it's a major PIA to jam into the typical boxes I use for sight glasses and it throws off shipping cost calculations. If I were to fill up a medium flat rate box and make the price include the $11 for shipping, it would be a no brainer.
That tubing can be crammed into flat rate boxes pretty tight. I just got 5 feet, plus a bunch of fittings in a small flat rate from Bargain Fittings.

It's not like the tubing can be mashed or kinked.
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Yeah, it definitely gets into the flat rate boxes pretty well. The challenge is when someone wants a sight glass and 8 feet of tubing. It will all fit into the same box, but it adds 4 pounds. It's a lot more economical (and predictable) to put the tubing in a flat rate and ship the other bulky items separately.

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What size increments are you looking at? My initial purchase was 25', i'm a bit short now and i'll need another 10'-ish soon.

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I had 30' originally, 10' spare, but last brew session caught one section on fire, and blew another section up trying to blow it out with a compressor....ooops. I'm needing 1/2" ID but don't want to have to spend $60 on some.

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