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65darkhorse
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posted 02-24-2005 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As we are a rather diverse group here, I wondering if anyone can help us out with this one: we are looking to buy bulk/wholesale glass test tubes or unused empty aluminum cigar tubes.

we've googled and ebayed for hours - either the tubes are too short {google} (we need ~5.5" tubes) or the sellers too greedy {ebay}. Used is fine as long as they are not hazardous (previous nuclear or medical use).

odd request,I know ~ but I'll elaborate further as time goes on.

Thanks.

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trashline
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posted 02-24-2005 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline   Click Here to Email trashline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
did you try like a medical supply store?

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Dave Gibson
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posted 02-24-2005 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried a restaurant supply store? A lot of the bars sell shooters/drinks in tubes like that. When I worked for a restaurant I could order them by the gross. Not sure which place now it has been a few years. Its a idea anyway. Hope it might help.

Terri & Dave

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65darkhorse
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posted 02-25-2005 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terri & Trash,
Thanks for the ideas, we're going to be looking into them.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-25-2005 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65darkhorse:
Terri & Trash,

Thats not a very nice way to address Dave.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 02-25-2005 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Thats not a very nice way to address Dave.

Scoop,
I had nothing to do with it. Check the signature. If it's "Terri and Dave" my wife did it. If it's "Dave and Terri" I did it.

Dave & Terri

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n2oMike
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posted 02-25-2005 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might check here...

http://www.cynmar.com/

Good Luck!

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mustangs68
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posted 02-25-2005 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dont know what price range your looking for but check Fisher.

Fisher Scientific International
https://www1.fishersci.com/Browse?bp=1328H|T19527H|19539H

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n2oMike
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posted 02-25-2005 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are three pages of test tubes shown at the link below. You should find something you can use. The 75mm tubes are around 3" long. The 100mm units are 4", the 150mm are around 5-7/8", and the 200mm BIG test tubes are around 7-7/8". 25.4mm = 1" The big 25mm diameter 200mm units are BIG test tubes.

Direct link to test tubes. This place generally has good prices, and doesn't rip you off as bad as some of the others out there.

http://www.cynmar.com/index.php?cPath=187_235

Good Luck!

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n2oMike
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posted 02-25-2005 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'disposable' generally refers to a test tube made from cheap glass. They can break if heated strongly directly over a bunsen burner, etc.

Culture tubes are basically the same thing without the beaded rim.

Pyrex and Kimex are the good stuff, and are heat treated. They have high melting points and are more resistant to heat stress. (cracking)

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65darkhorse
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posted 02-25-2005 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Thanks! Don't know how we missed them! We arent too concerned about heat-treated tubes as these will never see the inside of a lab. They will primarily used for presentations/promotions of what we will be putting in them.

Once again, the members of this site come thru !

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