I'm trying to build a heatstick as described at http://www.3d0g.net/brewing/heatstick, but I live in Vancouver, BC Canada, and our local Home Depot and Home Hardware etc do not carry many of the parts in the parts list. For example, I couldn't find:
- 12" long X 1 1/2" I. D. chrome drain pipe with slip coupler (only had 1 1/4" ID)
- 6" long X 1 1/2" I. D. plastic drain pipe with slip coupler (nothing similar, especially nothing PVC).
I'd love to buy these items online, but most stores don't ship to Canada for these small items and I'm at a loss as to what kind of alternative parts might work. I don't want to fiddle too much with the build as I don't do this stuff often and am more interested in the result than the process (and I've already been to multiple stores). Any ideas from the Canadians? Online stores (not even any luck on www.ebay.ca)? Local retail plumbing shops in Vancouver? Alternative builds that have been tested and work well? At the moment, my only solution is buy the parts online from a US retailer and ship them to Point Roberts (the closest US shipping depot) and drive them across the border. Kinda crappy just for a heatstick, but it may be the only way. Maybe Santa will come through with a Xmas miracle for me. Come on Santa!