200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

Tgarner01
Thinking about making some of my own straight walled globes if it's cost effective. Wondering if anybody else had tried this or had any luck finding the right sized tubes. If I can successfully find them I might try my hand at sandblasting some designs again. Been several years since I've done it. Anybody know of a source with larger Pyrex tubes? Thanks
Toby Garner
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Dmacp
Fred Kuntz might know.
Dan
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JimL
It's probably a lot more cost effective to buy them from Fred. 

-Jim

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Tgarner01
I hate to ask Fred as that would be like digging in his pocket so to speak. I have nothing against ordering from him, but like doing things myself... Even if it cost a little extra sometimes ðŸ˜
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Gunhippie
Google it. I looked a while back and found several sources. Measurements will likely be metric, so be prepared.

Minimum order size shot me down, IIRC.

Cutting larger tubing like this is not like cutting lab tubing. If you have experience cutting bottles, it would help. You'll probably also want to flame-polish the edges and you'll need a bigger torch.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Tgarner01
Timm, I've hunted Google a bit and can only find laboratory sizes. Since I made this post I did find some on Amazon.. But delivery would not be till September/October...I may be on to a different hobby by then...
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JimL
>>I hate to ask Fred as that would be like digging in his pocket so to speak.

I wasn't suggesting that you buy Pyrex tubing from him, but that buying finished globes from him may very well be more cost effective than buying the Pyrex tubing and making your own.

-Jim

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Tgarner01
JimL wrote:
>>I wasn't suggesting that you buy Pyrex tubing from him, but that buying finished globes from him may very well be more cost effective than buying the Pyrex tubing and making your own.
 

Now you're talking like a successful business man... I on the other hand work a little harder... to spend a little more money... To say I did it Ã°Å¸ËœÂ
Jim I was actually referring to Dan's post to ask Fred.
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SteveRetherford
freds come with the proper logo and are very affordable , but do as you wish
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Gunhippie
Looking again, I was looking at borosilicate glass cylinders. Look in glassblowing supplies, not lab. Unfortunately, I measured a 220 globe and it's 4 7/8" dia. Not an easy size to find! Checking the fit of a 220 globe, there's little or no slack there. 242 glass at 3.5" (89mm) ain't going to be easy, either.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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JimL
Toby,

Spending more to do something yourself is totally understandable.  It's nice developing new skills even if we don't need them.

-Jim

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Tgarner01
Gunhippie wrote:
Looking again, I was looking at borosilicate glass cylinders. Look in glassblowing supplies, not lab. Unfortunately, I measured a 220 globe and it's 4 7/8" dia. Not an easy size to find! Checking the fit of a 220 globe, there's little or no slack there. 242 glass at 3.5" (89mm) ain't going to be easy, either.

That's what I'm finding.
freds come with the proper logo and are very affordable , but do as you wish

The logo part is easy, if I just had the glass ðŸ˜
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bowenstudios
I looked into this before also, as I like to play more than buy. I found the same problem Timm did, the minimum order was crazy. I was hoping to find it in colors like the tubing used in neon signs. 
-Mike
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Tgarner01
I may have found something that won't break the bank. Anyone know the thickness of the 200/242 size globes off the top of there head? I'm away from the shop for the afternoon or I'd check
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H_E
I may be missing something but would the thickness be that big a deal(within reason)?  Seems the diameter would be more important.  
Hercel
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Tgarner01
Hercel, clearance is fairly close on the 200/242 burners. A little leeway but not a lot
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H_E
Tape measure looks to be about 1/8"
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Tgarner01
Found some 3 1/2" x 8" that could be cut in half (if I can successfully do it that it's) but if I'm reading the description correctly it is 0.090 That might be close enough to try.
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bowenstudios
I just checked a couple and the flame polished bead is reading .08 to .1, hopefully that helps
-Mike
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Tgarner01
Thanks guys
Toby Garner
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H_E
The originals are just a smidge past 31/2 outside diameter (top and bottom) and 41/8 tall.  If you are successful, and here's hoping, post up some pics.
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zoomkat
Searching the Alibaba site might produce some sources. The below might be worth looking into for larger quantities. One might be able to hot wire cut the tubing.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Borosilicate-Glass-Lantern-Tube_60733940689.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.5a3257cbmOUjO5 
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Tgarner01
Thanks zoomkat. If I'm reading it correctly, looks like a 100 kilogram minimum... That's a lot of globes ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
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zoomkat
The below company appears to do colors and shapes in glass working. You apparently can buy samples, but they may need something to copy or good photos and dimensions of what is wanted. No harm and cost to contact the company tech support and see what they can do. Red, blue, green and amber globes might be possible, in both straight and tapered.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/High-Quality-Durable-Using-custom-round_60778402061.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.61c21c773aOFFG&s=p
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