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#199487 - 02/27/11 05:41 PM looking for an odd duck
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I am looking for some stock rigid non conductive material to space some electrical equipment out to a cabinet door. I have seen laminates and other material like ABS but I am not sure what is available out there. I googled and yahooed but keep winding up in India and China (no surprise there) I don't need a manufacturer but a vendor. Any suggestions?
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#199488 - 02/27/11 06:00 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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Registered: 06/16/04
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Go to a bowling ball driller and ask for four or six undrilled polyurethane thumb slugs.

You can cut, drill and sand them to your heart's content.

You can also get them via ebay or other web businesses.
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#199491 - 02/27/11 06:33 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: Tesla]
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Looks like McMaster Carr might have what you need. Here is one of several pages of electrical insulating materials. Check out their Garolite material as well. It comes in sheets, bars, strips, film, rods, etc.
Insulating material

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#199492 - 02/27/11 06:33 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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Depending on the weight of the objects, can you mount them on the door?

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#199494 - 02/27/11 08:07 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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I'm with Kjay....McMaster Carr...and you get it really...quick!
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#199495 - 02/27/11 08:43 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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Tesla, Good idea except I live on an island in BF Alaska. the nearest bowling is in Seattle =)

Larry, I can not mount it to the door.

Kjay, thanx for the info. It looks like what I am looking for. I been in their catalogs a time or two over the years but never really got anything from them. Time to revisit them.
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#199499 - 02/27/11 09:46 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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Stand-offs for buss bars, like the ones in a splitter. Hockey pucks are probably non-conductive, too. I'm not sure if the NHL has their pucks UL approved.

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#199515 - 02/28/11 07:29 AM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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We used the stiff red insulating board...I think it was called Glastic.

Can you mount your stuff on a metal panel and then support that panel with some bus standoffs?
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#199526 - 02/28/11 02:50 PM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: ghost307]
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I was having difficulties locating even stand offs although I may have fond some. I'm not sure what the depth is going to be yet. I needed something I can field modify. Sometimes I work rather remote so its sometimes much more economical to field fabricate then get something that can't be modify in the field so if it doesn't fit, i'm screwed.
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#199729 - 03/06/11 09:07 AM Re: looking for an odd duck [Re: sparkyinak]
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go to onlinemetals.com, they have UHMW plastic as well as others. This can be cut and drilled with regular tools. They will but pieces for your needs.

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