ok guys, like I said, I have only ever bought glassware off the seller. nice diy job for the above.
Op, if I come across anyone selling I'll let you know, good luck with the search. There's a one man band engineer a couple of units up from mine with all the lathes and specialist equipment. If I knew what they were made of and the dims I could ask him for a price to fabricate some if that helps. I have seen him making handrails for a school which I guess were some kind of alloy but it was obviously a lot bigger girth. I can't see why he couldn't make a set with smaller tubing. anyone know what metal would have to be used?
I think you should approach him awb, stainless steel tubing 13mm external diameter for 12/16 filters or 17mm ed for 16/22 filters should do I'd definately be interested at the right price.cool let me know how it goes. The guy I know took is semi retired. the engineering place he worked at went pop and he got a little industrial unit and bought some of the equipment with his redundancy. he's the quintessential English bloke with a pipe who loves to make things. I would say he'd love a little project like this. I've seen people who restore old cars and tractors go to see him to get parts made that can no longer be sourced. I'd say these would be a piece of urine for him.
Will do, the guy is not in all the time. He just pops in when he has something to do when he's not fishing or shooting ducks with tungsten cartridges I'll ask him if he could make some that would be suitable for my tank dimensions so at least if no one likes the look of them they are still something I could use and haven't wasted my money.I think you should approach him awb, stainless steel tubing 13mm external diameter for 12/16 filters or 17mm ed for 16/22 filters should do I'd definately be interested at the right price.
Shame about his wife mate, life is a real bitch sometimes may try and source some tubing and give it a go myself, how hard can it be lol.
Let us know how you get on mate I'd definately be interested in a set, or two or three or four etc etc lol multiple tanks have got me by the dangliesIve been looking into making my own for my latest tank, a bending spring is never going to work with stainless steel its just to hard, the plumbers benders would work but not many are able to do 180 degree bends and the ones that can have a large internal radius so the gap between the 2 pipes will likely be around 6 inch, ive found a pipe bender thats specifically designed for stainless steel and has a nice small internal radius but there massively expensive at around £200, ive currently got a contact who owns a cnc firm looking into making me some formers so I can make my own, I will update when he gets back to me but if it can come together I can get 316 stainless very cheap and could possibly make up sets of an inlet and outlet for less than £25 depending on length etc
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