Need a tubing holder thingwhatsit
June 4, 2014 11:33 PM Subscribe
I need something to hold 2.79mm ID Viton tubing
halfway up a rack. OD is about 5mm. I'm pumping water from a large plastic container down into a filter. The pump is on the bench, and the plastic container will be about 30cm above it (pic)
. I need some way to make sure that the tubing doesn't slither out of the container. I feel that there should be some sort of cable holder that will grip the tubing well enough to keep the tubing up, but still allow me to quickly remove all the tubing for cleaning or rearranging. So far the best thing I've come up with are twisty ties or electrical tape.
posted by kjs4 to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
The tubing is very flexible, and not particularly slippery, but it has worked it's way out of the containers before (resulting in irreplaceable sample siphoning itself onto the bench, sigh). The pump I use has a channel I can smoosh the tubing into, and in a perfect world, there would be something similar I could mount on the rack.
Added bonus complication, the containers are round, as are racks rods, so things designed to stick on flat surfaces will need an adapter. I could glue something onto the tubing (the pump tubing has little plastic stops glued on that work well), but the glue I use will need to be acid resistant.
Any ideas? Oh, and easily available in Australia too.