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Old 16-10-2015, 09:57   #1
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Source for acrylic in Toronto

Hi,
anyone know where to buy acrylic tubing (for a water strainer) in Toronto.
I need 4 1/2" OD, 4" ID x 6"

Bought from an excellent source 6 years ago for new hatch but cannot remember the name and cannot find online. Plastic World has the tube but requires a 6-foot tube as a minimum for $60. Seems wasteful in the extreme when i only need 6 inches.

Any ideas?
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

There are plastic stores in Scarborough and Mississauga but I forget their names. Should be easy to find on Google.
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

Try Jonhston Plastics in Etobicoke or Laird Plastics at Derry & Hurontario in Mississauga.

I doubt they will sell only the 6" though, most likely 1 foot, unless they have off cuts...

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Laird plastics is excellent.
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

Thank you all for the suggestions. I will follow them up. Have done extensive Google searches and called companies but had no success. will certainly try Laird. 12" would be fine - it's to replace the "sight glass/acrylic" in my old Groco water strainer. Groco wanted US$80 for the 6" piece!
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

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Hi,
anyone know where to buy acrylic tubing (for a water strainer) in Toronto.
I need 4 1/2" OD, 4" ID x 6"

Bought from an excellent source 6 years ago for new hatch but cannot remember the name and cannot find online. Plastic World has the tube but requires a 6-foot tube as a minimum for $60. Seems wasteful in the extreme when i only need 6 inches.

Any ideas?
Thanks.
Piedmont Plastics
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938 Tapscott Road Scarborough, ON M1X 1C3
Phone ...... 416.281.4300
Toll Free .. 800.268.6784
Fax .......... 416.281.1641

If you have to buy 6' and only need 6", I'll take the balance off your hands. It won't go to waste. ;-)
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

Thanks.
I have just completed 5 summers in Labrador. Great place, wonderful people. After a circumnavigation, Labrador should present no major problems though there are LOTS of things to hit. If I can help with anything - contacts, suggestions etc please let me know.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Johnston is asking for $30 per FOOT min 6 feet - so over $200 with tax. Plastic World sells the same for $60, smae min 6 feet.
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Laird doesn't have 1/4" thick. Piedmont requires a special order of 4 x 6 foot lengths.
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Re: Source for acrylic in Toronto

Mcmaster carr sell a range of sight glass spares. Mostly industrial glass. I cant search their site on my phone so cant see if they have acrylic in your size.

The $60 price you've been quoted is good. Most other options, scientific and hydraulic, wont be any cheaper.

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