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Postby Himszy » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:45 pm

Hi,

Anyone know of a source for PVC? Looking for some that is around 20mm thick......

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Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:04 pm

Try these guys-

http://www.amariplastics.com/amari/

They only sell large sheets however, and it won't be cheap!

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Postby Himszy » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:13 pm

Thanks Andy, I'll see what the damage is.

Anyone else need some now or in the near future?

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Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:30 pm

If you want to sell some off cuts, I'll take some off your hands.

I think they sell PVC in 8'x4' sheets, but they will slice it up for you.

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Postby Himszy » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:53 pm

Well I'll get the price and report back tomorrow....Though a sheet that big sounds way OTT. Anyone else interested chime in...

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Postby Sub culture » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:44 am

Well you'll be surprised at how quick it vanishes if it's for that behemoth you're building in the back garden.

I'll take a quarter of a sheet if you get some. Grey or black is preferable for colour. :D

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Postby Himszy » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:35 am

I was thinking more of a fluorescent pinkish colour myself actually....... :D

Seems they're closed today, retry tomorrow.

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Postby Sub culture » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:17 pm

Michael,

I am not building the S.S Sea Tiger.

Pink indeed!

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Postby Himszy » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:43 pm

True.....who in their right mind would take an interest in such a vile coloured sub....

*Cough*

At the risk of repeating myself, anyone know anything about these-

Image

Andy


*Cough*

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Sub culture » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:15 pm

But they look red to me!
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Postby Himszy » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:55 pm

Make sure you don't cut yourself when your splitting that hair...:D

Anyway, back on topic.....How much to you reckon the damage will be?

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Postby Sub culture » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:36 pm

When taking the mickey, make sure YOUR grammar is spot on first! :wink:

Not sure how much the plastic fantastic will be, but I'll be surprised if you get much change out of £100, and it could easily be more.

Sheet plastic material that thickness is never cheap.

There are many different types of PVC. Some of it is air filled (they use this i the building trade- better insulation properties, plus it's lighter and cheaper)- don't get that stuff.

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Postby Davy » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:12 am

Happy New Year to you all!

You may also try contacting a plastic fabricator for your PVC. Try the Yelllow pages etc in your area.

I got some thin grey PVC sheet from a place near Reading. He was happy to sell offcuts or full sheets etc for a cash donation! He was making up all sorts of things in PVC.

PVC rod 2 inch diameter(for lathe turning etc) was easier and relatively cheap to source. I can dig out the details if you would like me to.

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Postby Sub culture » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:58 am

Davy wrote:Happy New Year to you all!

PVC rod 2 inch diameter(for lathe turning etc) was easier and relatively cheap to source. I can dig out the details if you would like me to.

David


Happy New ears to you too!

Yes please, Dave. Cheap large diameter plastic rod always seems a pain in the watsit to source.

Do they do larger diameter rod i.e 110mm (5 1/2")?
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Postby Himszy » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:59 am

Andy,

Rang Amari, and they couldn't sell to us apprently....However we've found a local supplier that can cut it for us while we wait. A 2m x 1m sheet costs £165 (in grey :D) However you don't need to buy the whole sheet. At the moment I only need a couple of 200mil squares for the piston tank and they come in at 10.49 a piece.

Website: http://www.ensinger.ltd.uk/index.html

I'll also ask about rod & offcuts while I'm there tomorrow.

If you want me to pick you up any stuff let me know and I'll whack it in the post.

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