Ok so I am an art major and I love being creative. After reading Eternal Voyager's zodiac discussion I was inspired. I'm an Aquarius and it's true that I love all things water, swimming, showers, rain, etc. My first hoop was even a hoop weighted with water inside haha.
Well now I really want to make a series of water hoops starting with a SUPER light tubing so it isn't too heavy when the water is in it. My idea is to make a hoop using clear tubing that isn't flimsy like PVC and to dye the water inside so the water itself is the color in the hoop. Idk if I just invented this but I've never heard of one or seen one.
Sunshine, Im looking at the mcmaster carr site, could you tell me the name / type of pipe to look for please and also the inside diametre of the size you use?
Im on the other side of the globe & have been looking for ages for a suitable clear pipe. I cant find anything IRL here & its really hard to tell from websites whats going to be good or not!
I usePPE Hoop Part List:
Tube A – 3/4″ O.D. PPE (McMaster Car# 5392K17)
Tube B – 4 in. of 3/4″ O.D. PPE (McMaster Car #5392K41)
Fastener – Two 1/8″ pop rivets (available at local hardware stores and online)
PPE can be ordered by the foot from McMaster Carr but is a bit more pricey. Currently it costs $1.16/ft. for 3/4″ O.D. PPE.
for my hoops, and I make my own connectors like the site explains, but I now use a push button for travel and easy shipping.
I am trying to find clear tubing too, but in Europe... not easy. What I found is white clear tubing used for underfloor heating...anybody has any experience with this one?
It is quite sturdy, still have to try to make hoop out of it, not sure about which connector to use either...