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Re: low-cost source for copper tubing?

Original poster: Vardan <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Bill,

There is an "old" hardware store here in town selling cooper tubing at the old prices. They must have ordered a ton and have not reordered this year...

So you want 100 feet of 1/2 inch in a "K" and not "L"... I will stop by and see if they have it and get you the price if they do.



At 10:08 AM 8/10/2006, you wrote:
The last time I bought copper tubing for a primary, I got it from
Rayback, a surplus plumbing outfit in Boulder.

This time, I plan to use type K (thicker wall than the more common
Type L) 1/2" tubing, flattened in a rolling machine so I can fit more
turns into a given amount of space.  Unfortunately, Rayback doesn't
stock type K, although they can special order it, but they're
refusing to give me a price over the phone.  I guess they don't want
my business any more.

I need 91 feet, or roughly a 100 ft. coil.  (some places sell it in
100' coils, although 60' coils are more common at the big box
stores.  I'd rather not have to splice it if I can avoid it)

Has anyone found a low-cost source for copper tubing - online,
perhaps?  The prices at the big box stores (Home Depot, Lowes) are
shockingly high.

 - Bill "Gomez" Lemieux