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plastic pipe for diy rod transport tube?

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I currently have rod transport tubes made of PVC.  While PVC gets the job done, it's also overkill.  I'd like to find something that weighs far less.  Acrylic shipping pipe, with a wall thin enough so that it will deform (and bounce back) under thumb pressure seems ideal.  But, I can't find it long enough to hold a rod.  Any ideas?  Thanks.


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If you are using 4", light weight drain pipe for gutters and runoff is much lighter. Fittings may not be as snug as schedule 40  but duct tape will fix it up. Probably in the garden center at the depot.


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Hey music321 you may want to look at Advanced Drainage Systems 3 in. x 10 ft. Drain Pipe sold at HD. Light and less stiff/rigid than the sched 40 PVC pipe. I have used it to ship rods also.


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Overkill works. Mistakes happen. Stick with the PVC.

 

I agree. I used PVC for my set up and it works great.

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18 hours ago, seaforte said:

try look for pvc pipe schedule 80 or the thinner one schedule 120. usually it is used for roof drain pipe

I believe you're going in the wrong direction with the "schedule" numbers.  The higher the number the thicker the wall.

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Posted (edited)

Plastic leader tubing (rain leader/gutters) light strong.

Image result for Roof Drain Pipe

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On 29/11/2021 at 8:42 AM, Dan Tinman said:

I believe you're going in the wrong direction with the "schedule" numbers.  The higher the number the thicker the wall.

yep, sorry the smaller number is thinner wall diameter.

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On 6/30/2013 at 2:36 AM, music321 said:


I currently have rod transport tubes made of PVC.  While PVC gets the job done, it's also overkill.  I'd like to find something that weighs far less.  Acrylic shipping pipe, with a wall thin enough so that it will deform (and bounce back) under thumb pressure seems ideal.  But, I can't find it long enough to hold a rod.  Any ideas?  Thanks.

 

How long is your rod/s?

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2 hours ago, Pierce said:

How long is your rod/s?

Seems kinda personal, but since you asked, long enough to get the job done?

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