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« on: February 07, 2004 11:32:34 PM »

my father-in-law is diabetic and uses an insulin pump. i found out tonight that when he periodically changes out the tubing he just throws it away.
it's not icky or bio-hazardy in any way. it hooks into a pump on one end and a needle on the other and insulin just runs through it. it could easily be rinsed and used for something. but what?
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2004 08:44:32 AM »

how big is the tubing.... I just bought some 1/4" clear plastic tubing....thinking of making little notebooks and instead of using eyelets etc..cut the tubing and put inside the punched circles and then using crochet thread / yarn and book bind it like.   Did see on  a post here ( I think here) someone used the tubing for purse handles.  Ive thought of somehow threading yarn....or decorative crochet thread  thru the tubes (dont know how yet... lol)  and then braiding them and use for a purse handle.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004 02:14:00 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004 02:40:59 PM »

My BF is also on the pump, so I have a million of these tubes!

The tubing I have is approximately 1 to 2 mm in diameter and 118 cm long.  I know that there are various lengths of tubing that can be used.  

I, too, would love to see any ideas for what to do with this  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2004 02:50:53 PM »

Are they clear tubes? I think they would make a great bathroom "curtain" if you wove them together.

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2004 04:25:04 PM »

If the walls are pretty thin you could probably weave them into a basket.  Can you flatten them?  If so, you can see if you could sew down the middle to connect the 2 sides.  Then they would be flat for weaving.  
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2004 12:55:19 AM »

instead of rinsing, boil them with a little vinegar....just a health thing....
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2004 07:49:42 AM »

the tubing is pretty tiny - about the same size as 14 or possibly even 16 ga wire. since it's so tiny it is flexible enough to weave, but since it's so tiny i would probably stick to something like a basket. i wonder if i could crochet it with a big hook...

goddess - thanks for the vinegar tip. i wouldn't have thought of it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2004 09:18:49 AM »

i work in a pharmacy and we sell a lot of tubing for people to use for excersize

other than that, i have no ideas.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2004 06:53:03 PM »

 you could probably make fun jewlery out of it.  If wide enough could you somehow make those bracelets that have water and glitter in them? does anyone remember these?
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