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Old 10-09-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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does anyone have a good source for borosilicate glass tubing to make a sight glass? (without having to buy a case of it!)
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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TRy ebay, Just type borosilicate glass tubing. Been eying some for some time myself


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Old 10-10-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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You can buy polycarbonate tubing from US Plastics.
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What's your plan for protecting the tubing?
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What's your plan for protecting the tubing?
uh...some character posted a thread about using a sanke dip tube and cutting a slot in it to protect the glass. can't remember his name...bobby something, i think. i believe i'll steal his idea...seems like a pretty good one.

if i screw up the dip tube...i'll do a similar one with copper tubing.
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I'm just sayin... don't build it with glass and let yourself put off the protective tube. That's a brew day in hell waiting to happen.
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I'm just sayin... don't build it with glass and let yourself put off the protective tube. That's a brew day in hell waiting to happen.
yeah, that would suck. i'll live w/out it till it's protected...i like the glass idea over plastic, though, so it'll be worth it to me to go through the trouble.

bobby...would this glass work for your design?

http://cgi.ebay.com/12-mm-heavy-wall...item587ec3c79a



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