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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,

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.


Brad Walker

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!

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!


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 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...)

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.