Trying to source 300mm diameter stainless tube

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  1. Peter A Forbes

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    I'm trying to get hold of a piece of stainless steel tubing, 300mm by 2mm wall, 300mm is the ID so 304mm is the true OD.

    It comes in 6metre lengths, but I only need about 1 metre of it.

    Material can be 304 or 316.

    If anyone knows of an offcut sitting on the shelf, give me a shout, please. Not looking for a freebee, happy to pay for it.

    It's for a cooling tank on one of our diesel show engines, the one we have on there has split along a rusty seam and it's too thin to weld up.

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
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    You might find some on EBay Peter, I bought some stainless sheet cut to size for a splash back. (y)
     
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    If you can't find tube have you thought about having sheet rolled and welded.

    Martin
     
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    I've been looking on the web, and also looked at fabrication, but not many want to seam weld a metre long tube seam.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Peter
     
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    theres a guy on here does fabrication work he is a sidecar racer maybe someone can name him?
     
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    Would BDE Northampton supply 1 metre ?

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    I cant roll 2mm Stainless Plus a long way from you. (y)
     
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    Marine chandlery?

    Sort of thing used by canal boats for funnels?
     
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    Boiler flue pipe sounds about right and it comes in different lengths.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Boiler flue pipe is very thin wall and wouldn't take the stresses of being full of water and shaken about, the application is a cooling water tank.

    Steel stockholders only want to sell a length, usually 6 metres, which is expensive at £60 a metre plus VAT and delivery, I will give BDE a call just to confirm though.

    I don't need 2mm wall, 16g or 1.5mm would be fine, it's just that 300mm X 2mm is a standard tube size and more likely to be found as an offcut.

    Peter
     
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    My local do-anything metalwork place would roll this without drama.
     
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    Priden in Wisbech are involved with the food industry making stuff for them also truck stuff like blowers for animal food. They might be worth a ring.
     
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    Hope you find what you looking for can't help but great to see so many funsters helping
     
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    I get my stainless steel from these people They often have large thin wall pipe in the workshop
    as they do lots of work for the food and brewing industy
    http://www.ajp-processpipework.co.uk/ I know its a long way from you but would be happy to collect and forward to you if they have anything suitable Mike
     
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    Cheers, Mike, I'll give them a shout tomorrow.

    Enword: Thanks for the contact.

    Peter
     
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    Did you get sorted?
     
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    Those that I contacted through their websites haven't responded, but I have contacted a company near Leicester who think they have a piece becoming available, I'll wait and see if that comes to fruition before pushing further.

    Thanks for asking.

    Peter
     
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