Reinforced braided vinyl tube is far superior to normal vinyl tubing because it seals better on barbed fittings and is extremely kink resistant. Very popular for the saltwater aquarium hobbyists.
- Extremely Kink resistant
- Made from non-toxic PVC
- Reinforced with spiraled polyester yarn to reduce elongation under pressure
- Soak in warm water or use a hair dryer to overcome coiled shape
Braided Vinyl Tubing is sold by the foot. Just put in how many feet you need and we will send you a single piece that long.
1/2" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 0.50"
- OD: 0.728"
3/4" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 0.75"
- OD: 1.024"
1" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 1.00"
- OD: 1.299"
1 1/4" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 1.25"
- OD: 1.619"
1 1/2" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 1.50"
- OD: 1.929"
2" Braided Vinyl Tubing
- ID: 2.00"
- OD: 2.50"
|Product Name||Braided Vinyl Tubing (Sold by the Foot) - Kuri-Tec|
Unless you order more then a whole roll (generally over 100 feet) it will come as a single piece. Tubing shouldn't be connected directly a bulkhead, you need to use a barb fitting for the tubing but that is quiet simple. If you have a 1" bulkhead you will want a 1" barb (also called "insert") fitting. Just be sure to get a slip or thread fitting depending on what your bulkhead is.
These will ship out in a single length of 15 foot tubing if you select 15 as quantity. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can you please tell me if braided tubing is ozone safe? I used it in my overflow and return plumbing and am considering installing an ozone system.
I would connect the gate valve directly to the bulkhead and then run the flexible tube from there. I have never run a Herbie with a flexible line before so I am not entirely sure how it will work. As long as the end of the drain line is below the surface of the water it should work the same as with PVC.
The other option would be to use barbed fittings on the flexible line and splicing the valve into the line but I would be concerned about leaks and the fact that if any air get into the line the Herbie will not work properly.
Unfortunately, we do not sell 1 1/4" fittings so you would need to either convert your plumbing to 1" or 1 1/2" or you will need to find fittings that convert 1" or 1 1/2" threads to 1 1/4" barbed fittings.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Have a great day :)
That is correct, 1.5" braided vinyl tubing goes with the 1.5" barb. I would also pick up a 1.5" ratchet clamp to hold it together as well.