Question about Sonotube

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  1. Shawn Shultzaberger

    Shawn Shultzaberger Supporting Actor

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    I went to the local Home Depot to see if they had any Sonotube. What I found was Quikrete Quik-Tube. This tube I believe was around 1/8" thick or maybe just a bit more. Is Quikrete Quik-Tube the same thickness as Sonotube? The largest diameter they had was 12" and I think I need 14" to fit a Shiva into (unless it can be done with a 12" diameter tube). It just didn't look that thick as compared to my SVS subs.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

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    Shawn,

    That is the tubing that most use. However, keep in mind that you'll probably have to go to a local cement supplier / concrete seller to purchase a properly-sized tube. The tubes of greater diameter (e.g. 16") can be purchased from such companies. Also, don't quote me on this, but I suspect that the thickness of the tubing itself would be thicker for the bigger tubes.
     
  3. ThomasW

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    Real sonotube is thicker than those cheap Quikrete tubes. Although as the sonotube sizes increase in diameter, the wall thickness stays the same
     
  4. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    OK, cool and thanks. I did find a place online that sells 14" x 12' Sonotube for $35.00 but I just don't need 12' of it and although I didn't check out their shipping I'm sure 12' of sonotube has to be shipped by special means (freight or something) which would be costly. I just can't see it fitting in the back of my local UPS guys truck. [​IMG]
     
  5. ThomasW

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    There are places in Denver and Ft Collins that sell it by the foot. Checkout Barton supply.
     
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    Thomas,

    Thanks for correcting my statement regarding where I mentioned that bigger concrete tubing was also thicker.
     
  7. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    ThomasW,

    Thanks for the tip! I will go check them out soon.
     

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