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Title: homemade octobans/quarter toms
Post by: a_read_so_deep on January 22, 2008, 12:04 AM
For the longest time ive been using roto toms to increase my tonal spectrum but i hate the way they look and they are barely holding up.
does anyone have any experience making their own quarter toms, if so give me tips on the process.
i was going to try to build some a while back but the home improvement store i went to didnt sell pvc pipe in 6 inches outter diameter
Title: Re: homemade octobans/quarter toms
Post by: Louis Russell on January 22, 2008, 09:22 AM
didnt sell pvc pipe in 6 inches outter diameter

Most pipe is sized by ID (inside diameter).  It will be difficult to find exactly 6 inch OD.  You could try some schedule 80 or higher 5 inch and that should be almost 6 inch OD, at least within a quarter inch or so undersize.  Your best bet would be contact your local heat/ac contractor and find some PVC Ducting.  You can get that in many large sizes and it is measured in OD if I remember correctly. 
Title: Re: homemade octobans/quarter toms
Post by: Timekeep69 on January 26, 2008, 11:39 AM
PVC is your cheapest option (if you can find it) but you can also get maple tubes ( I think they only go to 18") and acrylic tubes. Anderson International sells the maple tubes and there are a few places that sell the acrylic tubes (which are the most expensive).