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Where to find tiny rubber stoppers?


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#1 Offline PaxxMantid - Posted May 31 2019 - 3:11 PM

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Hi all - 

 

I am looking for very small rubber stoppers that can be used to plug the end of a 3/8 vinyl tube. 

 

I have some little red stoppers that are used with THA nestmates, and they are perfect. Problem is, I don't have access to them right now (long story) so I'm looking for a replacement. I am able to find lots of stoppers around on the internet, and they are cheap, but I can't find a size that will work for this application!

 

Doest anyone have a reliable way to plug a tube? I want it to be water tight, i.e. like using it for a nestmate.

 

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#2 Offline MrUrrutia - Posted May 31 2019 - 3:22 PM

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Lowe's has some small cork stoppers, as they are tapered should be fairly easy to find a small one that can plug the tube...

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#3 Offline PaxxMantid - Posted May 31 2019 - 4:16 PM

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Not a bad idea. Do you think it would be air-tight enough to keep a vacuum in a nestmate? 



#4 Offline Acutus - Posted May 31 2019 - 5:39 PM

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I was thinking maybe you could buy one of the big Pink pencil erasers and fashion your own stopper?


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#5 Offline MrUrrutia - Posted June 1 2019 - 2:09 AM

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Not a bad idea. Do you think it would be air-tight enough to keep a vacuum in a nestmate?


I will think that if you pick one with smooth solid texture and pushed firmly that should hold without problem... They used to have some black rubber Hillman too!

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#6 Online ANTdrew - Posted June 1 2019 - 2:37 AM

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A homebrew supply shop by me has rubber stoppers in many sizes. Where does Mack get his for THA products?

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