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Does anyone know where I can get cardboard tube that is 6"-8" diameter? Answered

I've tried carpet stores, but they're only about 4", so not big enough.  It's for something like this http://www.inewidea.com/2010/03/01/22865.html#more-22865

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steveastrouk (author)2011-12-04

Where are you in the world ?

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davidspd (author)steveastrouk2011-12-04

In the UK. I assumed cardboard would be cheapest, but maybe not. Plastic might be a better idea.

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rickharris (author)davidspd2011-12-05

In the UK I would visit B&Q when I was in there today they had plastic sewer pipe that would fit the bill (it's not cheap though)

As for cardboard tube at that size - Visit a carpet show room and ask nicely.

Otherwise find a suitable diameter former and wrap in brown parcel tape until thick enough.

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steveastrouk (author)davidspd2011-12-04

Yes, probably plastic would be easier to source. When I wanted some big tube, I found somewhere in Lincolnshire that would roll them for you.

A quick Google finds people like
http://www.cardtubes.co.uk/

Steve

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Kiteman (author)2011-12-04

I'm not convinced the tubes in your image are cardboard - they look like six-inch diameter drainage pipe (after all, cardboard would quickly suffer from wet shoes).

That should be relatively easy to source from a local building-materials supplier.

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2011-12-05

"Proper" Sonotube - which our west-pondian friends have, is waterproof.
Sonotube UK only does stuff for carpets.....

Steve

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Re-design (author)2011-12-04

Homedepot has them. don't know what country you are in since you didn't list is on your profile.

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frollard (author)2011-12-04

Try hardware/building stores -- the tubes used to line concrete/cement pilings when they're drilled in the ground -- ensures the dirt doesn't collapse into the hole until the concrete is set.

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steveastrouk (author)frollard2011-12-04

We don't have them in the UK unfortunately, hence my question about WITW he is/

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frollard (author)steveastrouk2011-12-04

really?! I would have thought that's a fairly standard building material -- but you don't get the frost-heave from the ground freezing nearly as bad...so I suppose that makes sense.

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steveastrouk (author)frollard2011-12-04

Yeah, its something I've wanted to source here for various projects. There are cardboard tube makers though who can supply "custom" tubes at not very much.

Steve

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