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Anyone know of where I can get my hands on a sonotube in the DC metro area for subwoofer making?

Many thanks for any and all suggestions!
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Call a concrete dealer in your area, they will know...
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I can't find the receipt for the place where I bought mine. It was in Sterling VA at some building supply store and they had a lot of this stuff (all different sizes). Email www.sonotube.com and they will send you a list of stores in the area. As I recall there were several.
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If ya wanna drive 2-3 hours I have some in Hershey, PA 17033. I'll sell ya 24" x 7' for $60 (cost me $141 for 12')
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Thanks for the tips guys!!!! My friend in construction just told me that he thought that home despot had some in stock. I'll give that a shot tonight or over the weekend!

@Gir - if you stick some end caps on it, and a driver into it I'll take it for $60!!!
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The Home Depot's I check in the NoVa area do not carry sonotube. They have up to 12" "Quiktube" which is much thinner.
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Yeah - I've seen that QuickTube. Looks waaay too light to support end caps and a driver. Would probably crumple when placed on end.

I'll email sonotube then!


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The Home Depot's I check in the NoVa area do not carry sonotube. They have up to 12" "Quiktube" which is much thinner.

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There was a place in Woodbridge I went to. I believe it was Wharton Supply. I can't seem to find the web page right now.
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There was a place in Woodbridge I went to. I believe it was Wharton Supply. I can't seem to find the web page right now.


Thanks for the tip! I just did a quick run to the home despot near the office and they have a 4' tall x 16" diameter "sakrete" concrete form tube with probably 5-7mm thick (what's that about a 1/4 inch?) tube. The sakrete is *much* heavier and more robust than the "quiktube" I found in Lowe's. Probably weighs 20 lbs or so.
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Thanks for the tip! I just did a quick run to the home despot near the office and they have a 4' tall x 16" diameter "sakrete" concrete form tube with probably 5-7mm thick (what's that about a 1/4 inch?) tube. The sakrete is *much* heavier and more robust than the "quiktube" I found in Lowe's. Probably weighs 20 lbs or so.

Which HD is this and how much was it?
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Which HD is this and how much was it?

Off Oxon Hill Rd. go west from exit 4b on 495, and it's on your right.

You any good at cutting end caps? I am worried about my circle cutting abilities!

This link will help...
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ce_2=50&store=
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Off Oxon Hill Rd. go west from exit 4b on 495, and it's on your right.

You any good at cutting end caps? I am worried about my circle cutting abilities!

There are attachments for a router that help you cut big circles - similar to the Jasper jig just bigger. With the right tool it is a piece of cake.
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Here is the circle jig that I bought at the Rockville Woodcrafters: http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=3172

Worked perfect, really easy once you get the correct setting.

The home depot near me sells the 16" diameter tube as well, nothing bigger though.
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It has been bugging me for several days now so I gave a more thorough search for the receipt and I found it. The place is called Sheets Wholesale 22293 Shaw Road in Sterling VA, 703-450-4823. I will be surprised if this place doesn't have what you need.
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You any good at cutting end caps? I am worried about my circle cutting abilities!

If you check out my sonosub thread, at the bottom of the first page you can see the $8 jig I used to cut the end caps with a jig saw. We couldn't find the router base for use with a jig (of course we find it when the project is done with...), so we just made a little extension for a $8 jig at HD and got perfect circles.

NOTE: if you use a jig saw, make sure you get a thick blade, otherwise it will bend and try to cut in a straight line. Also try to get one with bigger teeth, that seemed to help a bit.
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