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Forum topic by Tyrone D posted 01-16-2012 12:15 PM 3600 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tyrone D

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01-16-2012 12:15 PM

Hello,
Where can I get clear 4” plastic pipe in Canada? The only company I’ve found that makes it is King Canada. They make it out of Propylene. I have gone to a plastic company in Kelowna(Industrial Plastics) and they quoted a 6’ length 1/2” at 150 dollars. Of course I’m never going to pay that, I’d rather die. There’s plenty of websites selling 2-1/2” pipe for cheap but that’s the wrong size.

http://www.kingcanada.com/Accessories.htm?ID=21177 -King Canada pipes

I do not want anyone telling me to get PVC pipe. I would preferably get the clear pipe even if it is a couple dollars more.

To summarize; I need 4” and/or 5” Clear plastic/propylene pipe preferably in Canada.

Thanks.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."


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Tyrone D

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 12:20 PM

I seem to have answered my own question… Busy Bee has it. I suppose I was typing the wrong things into Google. Who would’ve thought “clear dust collector pipe” was a good search term.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 04:22 PM

Clear would be nice but it is generally a lot more. What did you find as the difference in cost?

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 04:39 PM

Clear pipe would be nice to have!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#4 posted 01-17-2012 01:46 AM

Busy bee sells it for $15/3’. Depending on where you buy it, it’s only about a six dollar difference.

StumpyNubs,
I saw your err… nice PVC dust collection network on your show.

Additionally I think it’d be pretty cool to see the dust fly through the pipes.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 01:55 AM

Hey Tyrone;

Check on the tubing they use for drive up banks to shuttle the “whatchamacallits” back to tellers. That looks to be 4-5 inches in diameter?

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 03:14 AM

If the price was close around here I would get clear for sure. I buy 10 foot 6” white for $15 – $20. I’ve never seen clear 6” hard pipe, but it is probably spendy. When I reconfigured my dust ducting recently I found a major clogged area, so clear pipe would have revealed this years ago. I also upgraded my dust collector at that time to a 5HP cyclone so I doubt I will have a clogging problem any more, but I would love to see through the pipe so I could know for sure. Nice benefit.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 05:19 AM

I won’t tell you to get PVC even though I’ve used it for years with out problems . As far as finding clear propylene I doubt you will find another score and if you do I would guess it will be more than PVC is not a couple bucks more, I guess you will have a choice of what to get. If your going to pay big bucks you might as well buy metal spiral pipe.

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 05:31 AM

I remember using clear pipe from Cadillac plastic. I checked the cost and 4” OD with 3.75” ID is $67.50 per foot. That is as painful as a sharp stick in the eye. I personally don’t want to see the dust flying through the pipe that badly. I will just have to believe that is somehow is traveling through the pipe and that is why the collector is filling up with dust.

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Tyrone D

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 06:12 AM

I have found out that clear propylene tubes are 5 dollars per foot. They come in 3 feet lengths at Busy Bee.
http://www.busybeetools.com/products/CLEAR-TUBE-4IN.-X-3FT.html

4” Schedule 40 pipe is average 4 dollars per foot. Clear Polypropylene is 5 dollars per foot. I think for the extra dollar the looks and convenience of finding a clog is worth it.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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