Regardless of what project you need tubing for, there are a few things you need to know and do before you make your purchase.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Pen or Pencil
Think about what you need the tubing for. If it is to enclose something, you will need to know the total exterior diameter of the item(s) to be enclosed. If it will be placed inside something, you will need to know the interior diameter of the item that will encase the tubing.
Measure the interior or exterior diameter of the item(s) the tubing will be used with. The diameter is the distance, straight across the middle, of a circle. Write down this measurement.
Measure the length of the item(s) the tubing will be used with in order to determine the length of the tubing you will need. Write down this measurement.
Use the recorded measurements to determine how much tubing you will need, as well as the size (diameter) you will need.
Buy or cut the appropriate amount and type of tubing.