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thick pyrex for sight glasses? where it go?

Post by condensificator » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:59 pm

need some more thick pyrex (5.5mm, same as i got from GM) for my new project. any ideas where to get some? net searches have either been sending me to crazy scientific stuff, or cookware, but i can't find a place to buy small quantities of sheet...anyone?

i got my first bit from glassman, but for some reason, i can't PM him, and i don't want to bug him for more since he hooked me up last time.

thanks.

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Post by condensificator » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:37 pm

hey SC...i got your pm, but mine aren't going out. i appreciate the offer for what you have, but i would need a bunch more. it's for my new bubbler project, and i'll prolly need to cut 9 or 10 2-1/2" discs. i think i figgered out a better way, where i won't have to cut anything and it will be way, way better.

still looking for a large plate of 5-6mm boro/pyrex glass...be happy to split some up with someone.

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Re: thick pyrex for sight glasses? where it go?

Post by The Baker » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:21 pm

condensificator wrote:hey SC...i got your pm, but mine aren't going out. i appreciate the offer for what you have, but i would need a bunch more. it's for my new bubbler project, and i'll prolly need to cut 9 or 10 2-1/2" discs. i think i figgered out a better way, where i won't have to cut anything and it will be way, way better.

still looking for a large plate of 5-6mm boro/pyrex glass...be happy to split some up with someone.
Possibly a silly idea, but;
not long ago I threw out one of those circular 'glass' plates that go round and round on a microwave...

LOTS of them must get thrown out.

Would that be the kind of glass you are looking for???
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Re: thick pyrex for sight glasses? where it go?

Post by condensificator » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:55 pm

if i had some lapidary type tools, that would work. but for what i need, it needs to be dead flat to seal up, at least on one side.

good idea, though.

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Re: thick pyrex for sight glasses? where it go?

Post by Hutch- » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:43 am

condensificator wrote:need some more thick pyrex (5.5mm, same as i got from GM) for my new project. any ideas where to get some? net searches have either been sending me to crazy scientific stuff, or cookware, but i can't find a place to buy small quantities of sheet...anyone?

i got my first bit from glassman, but for some reason, i can't PM him, and i don't want to bug him for more since he hooked me up last time.

thanks.
Try mccmaster.com. Largest sheet they have is 12"x12" for $51.72 - part# 8476K235.

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Post by ozone39 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:30 am

Try these guys:

http://www.theboilerman.com/glass/boros ... glass.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
thinking inside the box is for squares....

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Post by condensificator » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:34 pm

thanks guys. i think i got it all sussed out.

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Post by Kentucky shinner » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:55 pm

ozone39 wrote:Try these guys:

http://www.theboilerman.com/glass/boros ... glass.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
man they have some nice stuff but unless i read it wrong to get the flat sight glass glass you have to buy 100 pieces... damn.. 700.00 worth of sight glass material is allot. I do like this place though. Hell it gave me all kinds of ideas.
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Post by myles » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:11 pm

I got my sight glass off the shelf from these folks:

http://www.ibhs.co.uk/Boiler-Back-End-S ... s/c-1-105/

There is probably a company like this in your area, this one has just about every boiler spare you could ever want.

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Post by Kentucky shinner » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:40 pm

myles wrote:I got my sight glass off the shelf from these folks:

http://www.ibhs.co.uk/Boiler-Back-End-S ... s/c-1-105/

There is probably a company like this in your area, this one has just about every boiler spare you could ever want.
Ashame there not in the states...

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Post by myles » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:00 pm

I imported keg connectors and triclamps from USA to UK easily enough, I am sure they would send you some sight glass if you asked. Shipping would not be that expensive. :)

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Post by ozone39 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:31 am

Boiler man will send individual pieces, you just lose the bulk quantity discount price listed.....
thinking inside the box is for squares....

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Post by Kentucky shinner » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:27 am

Hey that is great to know.I have been looking for a supplier for my ditty glass material. Thanks ozone

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Re: thick pyrex for sight glasses? where it go?

Post by OracleGlassArts » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm

i see this is an old thread but if you ever need to buy pyrex (borosilicate glass) rod or tube id recommend ABR Imagery (dichroicimagery.com) they carry all types of glass and glassblowing tools and are a great bunch of folks as well. just thought id mention it since this thread came up in a search.

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