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25-06-2019, 15:33   #1
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rubber tubing

just putting a quick question out there... where could a person (me) get thin rubber tubing, a couple of mm in diameter. I can order it online but will have to wait 3 working days etc. It would be great to get it this evening..

its for flushing the print head on an ink-jet printer, I have just watched a youtube video on the handiest way to do this. You attach one end to the nozzle of the print head chamber, and the other to a syringe (without the needle). You flush the print head by pulling and pushing the solution through the chamber via the syringe.

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25-06-2019, 15:36   #2
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A shop near where you live/work depending on where you live/work?
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Your steam iron might have one. Or a kids water gun.

Don't think there's an aisle for 2mm rubber tubing.
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25-06-2019, 16:40   #4
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Bike shop. You used to be able to get it for sealing bike valves. They may have some lying around.
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Your nearest gimp shop should have them. They use them for vodka enemas.
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just putting a quick question out there... where could a person (me) get thin rubber tubing, a couple of mm in diameter. I can order it online but will have to wait 3 working days etc. It would be great to get it this evening..

its for flushing the print head on an ink-jet printer, I have just watched a youtube video on the handiest way to do this. You attach one end to the nozzle of the print head chamber, and the other to a syringe (without the needle). You flush the print head by pulling and pushing the solution through the chamber via the syringe.

Not your normal AH thread, I know
These days it's probably cheaper to just buy a new printer.
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Thin electrical cable,if you can pull the wire out
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How many mm diameter?

Motor factors will have 10/8/6/4mm ID tube, maybe more sizes
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Yeah right OP, of course it’s for flushing out an inkjet cartridge...we all believe you ya durty fcuker!!
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Where do you live?

Try asking a technician, PhD student or lecturer in science or engineering department in close by college or university.

There be tubing from hplc instrument that may do the job.
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Any lego technic lying sets around? use the little vac pipes from one of those
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Something like this?

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just putting a quick question out there... where could a person (me) get thin rubber tubing, a couple of mm in diameter. I can order it online but will have to wait 3 working days etc. It would be great to get it this evening..

its for flushing the print head on an ink-jet printer, I have just watched a youtube video on the handiest way to do this. You attach one end to the nozzle of the print head chamber, and the other to a syringe (without the needle). You flush the print head by pulling and pushing the solution through the chamber via the syringe.

Not your normal AH thread, I know
I can trade you some , I just have to get it out of A&E past security.

What have you got to trade ?
I'm looking for a magazine of an MG34 , a real one now , none your replica ****.
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How many mm diameter?

Motor factors will have 10/8/6/4mm ID tube, maybe more sizes
thanks for the tip. I got sorted out, I hadn't thought of the motor factors.

thanks to everyone else for the suggestions


(now where did I put that crystal meth recipe...)

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