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Whip Tubing - All Your Questions Answered!

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by vtac, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. WatTyler

    WatTyler Revolting Peasant

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    I'll have a look back through my purchases when I'm back in the office tomorrow and see if I can find what size I bought. It wasn't exactly the same as 7th Floor's, but as good as in practise.
     
  2. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    have to divide that .32cm by 2 to get wall thickness. actual wt = .16 cm
     
  3. VaporEyeSore

    VaporEyeSore Well-Known Member

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    Doh! thankyou I really shouldnt try to do this when im vaped it hurts my head :)
     
  4. Pappy

    Pappy shmaporist

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    Just reupted with 7th Floor tubing. To me the 40% cost saving justifies it over McMasters and US Plastics.
    Can't wait to get VXC and get the tubing monkey off my back! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    how do you figure a 40% saving? unless mcmasters/us plastics have absurdly high shipping costs, I can't see how they would be more expensive.
     
  6. Pappy

    Pappy shmaporist

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    Macmaster's > 20 feet is $30 + 7ish S&H + tax = $37
    7th Floor > 20 feet is $19 + 6 S&H -= $25

    That 's a $12 saving which equates to 48% on $25. I actually lowballed it... McMaster tubing is actually 48% more!
     
  7. hereatlast

    hereatlast Well-Known Member

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    Pappy, which class/type of McMaster tubing are you quoting? Some of that tubing is rated safe for ISO rinses and that could be factored into the price IMO.
     
  8. Pappy

    Pappy shmaporist

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    It was ISO safe, HAL, but cleaning 2 foot sections of toob with ISO isn't my idea of fun! Has anyone here cleaned one to their satisfaction? I hadn't read that, but even so -- cleaning rubber toobs seems very anal. :lol:
     
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  9. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I tried to clean tubing exactly one time with ISO. Shitty results and a waste of my time as it turns out. Since then I've been just tossing it when it gets too discolored for my liking and chop off a new piece of the 25 feet of silicone that I got on Amazon. It's a no brainer really.

    :2c:
     
  10. hereatlast

    hereatlast Well-Known Member

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    nicelytoasted ( :wave: ) notes in this thread (post #32) that he uses an ISO rinse to clean his tubing. IMO, if the tubing if chemically inert throughout contact with ISO than I don't see much of an issue, a little more of a nuisance than cleaning glass (and maybe not as fun ;)) but certainly worth it if your plowing through tubing like that (or your into recycling).
     
  11. SethFahara

    SethFahara Active Member

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    Damn and i thought i was the only one that knew about mcmaster. been ordering from them for years for the most random things! hahha
     
  12. Pappy

    Pappy shmaporist

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    I'm into recycling but the question is are recycling bins into me? :lol:
     
  13. wtf848

    wtf848 Active Member

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    i dont think i missed anything, though i suppose its always a possibility. anybody got dimensions for the vapir NO2 hose? its definitely smaller than the vapor bros, and the 3 inch segments it comes with are super annoying. why does nobody seem to publish the size of their own tubing? i dont feel like a thread like this SHOULD be necessary at all (although clearly it is and im stoked it exists haha)

    thanks in advance
     
  14. Bluntcrush

    Bluntcrush Director of Vapor Research Labs™

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    &Th Floor Tubing (merged)

    Can someone post a link to the website for the colored 7th Floor tubing please? I need to place an order...

    Thanks in advance. I already tried to Google it, but it does not come up. I ordered from them before, but cannot find contact info...:peace:
     
  15. Bluntcrush

    Bluntcrush Director of Vapor Research Labs™

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    Anyone know the website for 7th floor tubing?? I need to reup, but cannot find their info on google or eleswhere...

    Any help would be appreciated! :peace:
     
  16. jackmormon

    jackmormon Well-Known Member

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  17. Bluntcrush

    Bluntcrush Director of Vapor Research Labs™

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    Many thanks!!!
     
  18. aero18

    aero18 vaporist

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    What is my hose made out of? Can it withstand very low temperatures? (merged)

    I am in the process of designing and constructing a distiller for cannabis oil that uses no solvents, however, I need to know what the Da Buddha's hose is composed of. I know it is not silicone.

    Also, I would like to know if silicone and the hose that the 7th Floor supplies can withstand temperatures of around -80 degrees C.

    EDIT: It appears that the DB tubing is made out of vinyl tubing, which can tolerate temperatures to about -40* C. Silicone has a broader temperature tolerance, and can withstand as low as -73* C, which is just a few degrees shy of what I am expecting.

    Has anyone ever put any silicone tubing directly on dry ice? Were there any structural problems that you noticed at such low temperatures?
     
  19. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    You are right, the 7th Floor tubing is not pure silicone.
    however this is http://www.mcmaster.com/#51845k59/=ehq5vl , and that one says -80 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is not low enough for your purpose here. I am not sure if other silicone tubes can withstand different temperatures.

    i believe the 7th Floor stuff is also a blend of vinyl
     
  20. FLskwat

    FLskwat VAPOLITICS!

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    So, 7th floor: Vinyl. Do not freeze/ do not over heat; do not soak in ISO! Yes it is a specific vinyl wich is studied to trap as less particulates as possible while not having the usual (horrible) PVC taste.

    Silicone: high grade medical one. Resistant to -150c and to +200c temps. I "freeze" (better say cool as it doesn't freeze) my silicone hoses daily...Never had any issue!
     
  21. Alb

    Alb Ent

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    Where can I find just what 7th floor tubing is made of exactly? Is it safer than other manufacture's tubing in terms of heat resistant? I'd rather buy something that may not stay as clean but has less chance of emitting harmful vapors off the tubing material.
     
  22. WatTyler

    WatTyler Revolting Peasant

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    I think you would have to ask 7th floor directly. As I understand it was made to their own specifications- I think they had to commission a factory run specifically or something, so they hare the only ones to have it.
     
  23. al bundy

    al bundy Vaporist

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    What size is tubing for the No2 ?
     
  24. nucleo

    nucleo Active Member

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    is plastic tubbing safe for inhalation purposes? does anyone have any ideas?
     
  25. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    Without knowing exactly what tubing your talking about it's a bit hard to answer. Generally your looking for tubing that is food or medical grade. The kind of things available in most towns will be tubing used for brewing beer/wine making.
     

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