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source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Grizwald » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:07 pm

The plastic on my chicken loop has decided to crack, break and fall off, in that order. The underlying line appears to be just groovy. ie no signs of wear and the metal attachment that goes into the actual release is also in fine shape. This seems to be a very easy repair if one could find the plastic tubing. So good and gentle people can someone point me to a source for same. Preferable a U.S. source.
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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Herman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:08 am

Last time I did this repair I used 12x8mm PU pneumatic tubing bought on E-bay. Some might argue that nylon tube is in fact more wear resistant but I have stuck with PU. Both are available as pneumatic tubing on UK eBay, be surprised if that was not the same stateside!

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby knot_moving » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 am

PU tubing on eBay - ships from china and has about a 2 week delivery time

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby edt » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:44 am

only nylon tubing lasts long. I have tried everything else it always wore out. I have a huge roll of nylon now. Couldn't find a short piece.

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby vakiter » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:32 pm

i bought this from amazon to replace my ozone CL.
12mmx8mm PU tubing . so far so good. clear is nice to check the line.
"Beduan 12mm x 8mm Clear Pneumatic Tubing Pipe PU Polyurethane Air Compressor Tubing"


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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Grizwald » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:23 pm

Thanks everyone. I am on it.
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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Grizwald » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:30 pm

Edt: What wall thickness nylon did you get?

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby edt » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:45 pm

Grizwald wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Edt: What wall thickness nylon did you get?
I think the wall thickness is around 1mm, maybe a little bit more and the inside diameter of the tube is around 5mm. The last 3 or so times I tried PU or high pressure tubing any of that other stuff it has only lasted 2 sessions before wearing holes in the loop. Good for you if you can use that stuff, I just don't understand how you can be so gentle on the chicken loop. This nylon has lasted 4 years for me and still going. Remember when you pull the dyneema thru to make sure that it doesn't wiggle around inside the tube, that will cause abrasion. I usually wrap one or two strips of tape around the dyneema so it's wedged in there good and doesn't move around before pulling it through the tube. If you live near me just ask and I'll cut off a piece for you and bring it to the launch.

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Windigo1 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:04 pm

I bought some on eBay a few years ago from China PU tubing it took a while to get it but it was the right stuff and lasted a long time.

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Re: source for chicken loop plastic tubing

Postby Herman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:15 pm

I have had chicken loops that have tubing marked as polyurethane for several years and they still look good, and I am surprised by edt's experience. I think last time I looked at material specs nylon had a slight edge but weirdly I prefer the feel of PU, Something must have happened in my childhood!


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