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apiracing
01-07-2001, 02:46 PM
Other than PVC pipes,I saw some track use the black hose (look like vacuum cleaner hose)....where to get those hose?Beside these two things, any other suggestion?

LosiMan3456
01-07-2001, 03:46 PM
Well My LHS used to have that same hose too. I think it is Irrigation hose. U know like what a farmer would use. My LHS also has an outdoor track. What they did with that was dig it out like a trail. That would save u money. U wouldnt have to buy any piping.

J mAn
01-07-2001, 06:06 PM
you can buy it at home depot and some hardwhere stoes. My track uses it and it bends so you don't need to use any conectors or anything. Just stick a metal spike at the end of each section and you can make lots of difrent layouts.

Timba
01-07-2001, 06:10 PM
That's called drain tile. If you decide to use it, it comes in different styles (perforated, smooth lined, w/sock, etc.) just decide what diameter you want and get the cheapest you can find - the different types make no difference for your use. If you look around, you may even find it used or at auction.

rc10gt_bb
01-07-2001, 07:08 PM
How cheap is that stuff. I would like to put a border around my track at home. What are other methods of boardering besides pvc and irrigation tubing?

rceric
01-09-2001, 01:29 AM
Go to your local fire dept. also. They usually have some old 2 1/2inch hose that is damaged. The club I belong to is trying this out and it seems to work so far.

rc10gt_bb
01-10-2001, 12:23 AM
How can you use hose? Doesn't it fall flat?

Timba
01-12-2001, 12:11 AM
Maybe if you backfill a little along a flat fire hose it'll stand up - they can be stiff enough for that.

If you wanted the black pipe, I just pulled out the Home Depot catalog. They list 4" diameter drainage pipe, 10' long for $1.96 or 100' long for $17. They also list 6" diameter, 100' long for $81.26.