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Alternatives to USPlastics? (Tygon+Clear/White Elbows)

I received my shipping quote back from US plastics. 24.xx . I figured it was because I had 30 feet total of hose (1/2 + 3/8 + 1/4) . I removed the house leaving 4 elbows and 2 plastic check valves it was still close to 20. Asked for a quote and the price didnt change.

So with that I am looking for an alternative to evilbay / USPlastics to purchasing tygon or excelsior tubing. The main reason I am going this route is because I figured I could get some thinner wall tubing while picking up the elbows I wanted.
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You can get thinner wall tubing at home depot but they tend to crimp a lot.

Also, check locally for a company the distributes tubing. I found one by me.

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Check McMaster Carr their shipping has always been reasonable to me.

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I've bought tubing/hose at the local farm hardware/supply store. They keep it on hand in bulk for sprayers. It is usually good quality and reasonably priced. They sell it by the foot and I can buy as much or little as I want.
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I'd try McMaster Carr or MSC Direct. I've ordered from both companies.
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