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    I want to make a couple of frames using hoops and polythene I want to know what's the best material to make the hoops with is using electrical conduit good enough?
    Anyone got any plans I could have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Yea similar to that just wondered what was used to make the hoops

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    Blue water pipe is the usual stuff.
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    Electrical conduit comes in all shapes n sizes n materials - MDPE pipe as mentioned by VC is pretty resilient to chemicals etc and fairly cheap and manages to be both flexible and strong so is often used - if the conduit is similiar material should be ok - UV stabilised is also something to consider...

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    I'd use mdpe pipe. 25mm if you are going to buy it. 20mm if scraps from building site. I have a feeling that White electrical conduit tends to shatter, but that may be the older stuff. Overflow pipe would also work.

    There is no difference between Blue or Yellow - Water and Gas. Black is just imperial water pipe.

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