What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

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What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

Post by cantab » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:20 pm

Wondering if anyone knows about this. Apart from in CPS-type water guns, what's LRT used for. McMaster-Carr sell it in a gazillion sizes, so there must be some industrial use for it.
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Re: What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

Post by SSCBen » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:01 am

It's used in spear guns and some surgeries from what I know. I've seen it used to when really long elastic bands are desired like in catapults too.

There's probably a list out there listing a bunch of uses for it but I haven't seen it. Maybe it's worth researching.

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Re: What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

Post by swirlycurly » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:02 am

I think that it is like surgical tubing isnt it? It restricts blood flow to a limb or something if you tighten it around it. I have also seen it on mythbusters and they tied lots of them on a rod and then made a human slingshot out of it if that makes any sense. However if LRT is not surgical tubing then i have no clue.

Edit: Wow how could that have happened you posted like 30 seconds before me and said the exact same things.

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Re: What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

Post by used man » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:09 pm

I would think it is used for corners and bends that plastic piping cant do.
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Re: What does LRT get used for besides water guns?

Post by Silence » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:20 pm

Well, because LRT expands, it's usually not good for any applications except when you want the tube to expand under pressure. Vinyl tubing is probably what you're thinking of. :cool:

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