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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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Where can I buy flexible metal tubing such as that used on lamps?

Where can I buy flexible metal tubing such as that used on lamps?

I have a project where I need to use this exact type of material since it allows to be positioned as needed, and it will hold that shape & position.

It is made of a metallic type tube which can obviously be bent over and over and not break, and yet it is easily bent and quite rigid when in its position.

I would like to know where to purchase this material in a roll or big ammounts of it. I have found a couple of web pages that sell them as pieces for lamps (with some threads on the ends), but the use will not be for lamps and I only need the tubing, plus the pieces they sell are EXTREMELY expensive since its sold as a part...

Here are some pics of the material, I'm pretty sure you've seen it ...







Any help is greatly greatly apreciated

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Unread 07-25-2010, 04:19 AM   #2
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go to any electrical shop and get MC cable or ask for flexible conduit we use it on jobs all the time all though im not a spary ive seen it. seems like it would be great to use to me not exactly what you are talking about but close
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Unread 07-25-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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MC cable does not hold it's shape like the OP wants.

I have never seen that type of tubing in quantity available to the general public.
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Go to a music shop and ask for a flexible microphone boom.

Gooseneck
http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/3279/Pro_Audio_Recording/Accessories/Apex_Electronics/13_Inch_Gooseneck.htm
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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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McMaster-Carr Or Maybe Fastenal??
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Unread 07-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
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You may be stuck using mic gooseneck. I looked some time ago for that very thing and couldn't find any in bulk so I just bought 15" goosenecks. They're relatively cheap.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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the problem you might run into is that they hold their shape but only at limited weight capacity and length capacity. the longer it is the more prone to loosing its shape it will be. usually those short pieces are as long as it will allow.
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