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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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where to purchase acrylic sheets

Ok, I know this has been asked before. I did a search and out of the 21 results for this section of the site I didn't see an appropriate thread.

I'm looking to build my own sump with acrylic and probably need 2 or 3 4' sheets.
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home depot has 1/4 inch thick ones. If you need something thicker, there are plenty of sites that sell them. It gets expensive. More than glass I think. Cutting thick ones by yourself isn't fun unless you have a fine mechanical saw.

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home depot has 1/4 inch thick ones. If you need something thicker, there are plenty of sites that sell them. It gets expensive. More than glass I think. Cutting thick ones by yourself isn't fun unless you have a fine mechanical saw.
I suppose 1/4" would probably do it over that length since it'll have baffles welded in.
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Here is a good supplier. They will cut to size.
tapplastics.com

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www.eplastics.com also sells, cuts to size, and edge finishes in a variety of ways. Haven't used them for this, or compared prices against TAP Plastics; it's just another option I know about.

My local Home Depot does carry 1/4" acrylic, but will NOT cut this thickness for you, only the thinner stuff.
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Check locally for a plastics supplier... they are usually cheaper than HD and will also cut to size.
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