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Solvent Welding Butyrate Tubing

1. Solvent-welding butyrate tubing requires, well, a solvent (acetone alone will do it), some butyrate resin, a jar, and a brush. 2. We can provide you with some "fines," or you could cut some of the tubing scraps and generate some clean butyrate sawdust. 3. I like to...

Coupling Bells, Flares, And Sleeves

Besides solvent welding, there are several other methods to couple your Flares and Bells to our tubing. Many of our customers want to easily access sleeves and couplings for cleaning of the pneumatic line. Axial Slit and Hose Clamp: We simply provide four .125" axial...

Fabrication by Mitering of Ells, Bells, and Flanges

Here is an illustration showing our method of fabricating 90° ells from a straight section of CAB Tenite clear extruded butyrate pipe. This example is from 4" Sch 40 pipe. The ends of the two pieces to be joined are cut on a 22½° angle. A short filler cut with the...

Restoration Of 1969 Chevelle Instrument Panel

Over two years ago we received an inquiry from Glenn Stracher, a geologist at EGSC. He needed a plastics tube that could be fabricated and colored to function as a replacement piece for an instrument panel on a classic Chevelle restoration. Glenn gave us constant...

Flame Polishing Provista Plastic Tubing

Provista (PETG) tubing, when properly extruded and polished is superior to cast acrylic in every way. When flame polished, it is spectacular for clarity. The picture above shows how a Provista tube shines when flame polished. This 6" OD tube, FDA approved and NSF...

Jerry Garcia And Busada Tubing

The year was 1975. While a student at Bucknell I had a little business on the side. It was called "Last Rush" and the slogan was "Use the right tool for the job." I made hundreds of "tubular items" and sold them to head shops and to people via mail order. I would...

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