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John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
silicone tube on 01/02/2012 17:33:57 MST Print View

I did a search in the forums, and could not find silicone tube for my water filters. I tries Lowes, HD, hobby Lobby, Micheals, arrowhead equip, ect. US Plastics has some, but I didn't see and FDA foood grade certification listed. Does anyone have a current source for 1/4" & 1/8" food grade silicone tubbing?

Thanks & Regards,
JOhn

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: silicone tube on 01/02/2012 18:29:09 MST Print View

Google silicone tubing. Plenty of sources. Don't worry about the FDA certification.

Cheers

Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
alt sources on 01/02/2012 18:47:40 MST Print View

Check your local homebrewing and aquarium shops. Or ask a friend who works in a research lab very nicely :)

John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
RE: on 01/02/2012 19:53:19 MST Print View

Thank you for your most helpful suggestions!
Regards,
John

Don Meredith
(donmeredith) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Silicone tube on 01/03/2012 07:30:28 MST Print View

Hobby shops that sell gas powered R/C cars have it as well. GL!

DM

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: silicone tube on 01/03/2012 08:56:34 MST Print View

Anyplace which sells aquarium supplies should have silicone air tubing. I think it's typically 1/4".

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: silicone tube on 01/03/2012 12:03:08 MST Print View

Amazon has 1/4" in medical grade. Free shipping for Prime members.

Jason L
(Jason_Loose_Arrow) - F

Locale: Yosemite
silicone tubing on 01/07/2012 19:00:33 MST Print View

I use McMaster-Carr at mcmaster.com for tubing. I've replaced a bunch from reservoirs and the Hiker that I've had for eight years. I also got some to rebuild a GSI moka-pot when the brass tube broke.

dom smith
(domsmith) - F
Re: silicone tube on 06/30/2012 01:32:10 MDT Print View

Silicon tubing provide the flexibility, durability & also chemical & temperature resistant. Its also used in wide varieties of industry..

pipe plugs

Edited by domsmith on 06/30/2012 01:36:05 MDT.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
US Plastics on 06/30/2012 11:30:03 MDT Print View

US Plastics has a lot of nice supplies and reasonable prices for small sized items (their larger tanks tend to be more expensive than necessary). [EDIT] Didn't realize you'd already checked here, but I found some for you anyway ;)

Here's their FDA approved silicon tubing, although for some reason it specifically says not to use with fuels (makes me wonder what fuel silicon tubing has different...)

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23884&catid=799

Edited by upalachango on 06/30/2012 11:31:14 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: US Plastics on 06/30/2012 15:08:00 MDT Print View

> not to use with fuels
Yes, that is correct. Silicones are not suitable for use with hydrocarbon fuels.

Cheers