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Old 7th May 2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default where to buy sonotube?

What is the cheapest place (preferably a store chain) that you can buy sonotube stuff from? Does Lowes or Home Depot carry it? I don't want to order from any place... Can it be found here? Or where?
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I've bought mine at Home Despot, Yardbirds, and Ace.
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Thanks! I'll check out the Depot... Need to figure out what finish I want. Flat black is kind aboring... might get some odd fabric and cover the sub, and paint the end caps black. Hmm...
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I've been toying with doing a Pipes variation, as long as I'm already upsetting my wife with my new ESLs. Fitting 12' lengths of Sonotube in my Volkswagon is the main thing discouraging me at the moment. A telescoping version might be a solution to that and even give me a tuning parameter to play with.

EDIT: To be clear, I'm talking about transporting them home, not installing them in my car!
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Old 12th May 2003, 09:25 PM   #5
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I checked out Lowes, Home Depot, and just about every concrete contracter and supplier around... only one place had an ok deal. They would sell me 12ft of 16" pipe for $35, which is a good deal... but I only need 4ft... not 12... so what do I do with the rest?! Well... I guess I could make two of these, then have two sonosubs and a KSW-12 all hooked together... OMG... that would be insane.
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You might try making a Habitrail for dogs.
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or if you source the right mirrors and other optics, you could build yourself a nifty telescope.

...only if the habitrail idea doesn't pan out though.
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Old 12th May 2003, 11:07 PM   #8
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Are you talking about those hollow cardboard tubes used to pour cement into for fence posts and stuff?

Home depot type stores usually charge an arm and a leg for those things.. Carpet chains receive their wares in similar tubes for protection during transport and most are more than happy to have you haul away some for their trash for them.. (for free)

Dont know if they are structurally as sturdy, but worth looking into.
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