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#4401422 - 01/24/10 08:13 PM Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation
juggin4cats Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 364
Loc: Midlothian/Mansfield, TX
My old Arkansas traveler originally had aluminum air tanks for flotation, I want to install Styrofoam blocks instead of the air tanks. Any idea where to buy styrofoam?
Thanks
Ken

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#4401985 - 01/24/10 09:41 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: juggin4cats]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 12930
Loc: Hurst, TX
There's a place in Fort Worth that manufacturers it.

http://thermafoam.com/dock_flotation.html

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#4405086 - 01/25/10 07:12 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: K.D.]
stick steering Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 4591
i think it takes what they call closed foam , just any old styro foam wont do , ask ntf

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#4405347 - 01/25/10 08:17 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: stick steering]
jeepthing Offline
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Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 1431
Loc: McKinney, TX
Lumber supply store's can order dock foam also. Not sure which one up here carries it, but I used to order it at an Ace Lumber that was down in Houston. I'm sure if they could get it, then any Ace Lumber up here should be able to. Comes in large blue block's of it, bring your Pickup truck when you pick it up.
Hope this helps.


Edited by jeepthing (01/25/10 08:17 PM)
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#4405376 - 01/25/10 08:23 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: jeepthing]
Brian Muirhead Offline
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Registered: 03/29/08
Posts: 1145
Loc: Italy, Texas
There was a place in Waxahachie that made styrofoam blocks and could cut to size but I dont know if they are still there. They were down by the viaduct somewhere i think.
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#4405829 - 01/25/10 09:52 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: Brian Muirhead]
juggin4cats Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 364
Loc: Midlothian/Mansfield, TX
Thanks for the info guys. I remembered a place here in Midlothian that I thought made styrofoam. Turns out they do and they make the dock foam for flotation. I gave them my measurements as they said they would cut to size. Awhile later they called me back with a quote of a little over $9.00 including tax, for the 3 large pieces that I need. Cant beat that with a stick.
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#4406113 - 01/25/10 11:35 PM Re: Where to buy styrofoam blocks for flotation [Re: juggin4cats]
cbow44 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 329
Loc: Dallas
Joe pool marina is remodeling. they are replacing all of there old styrofoam and are giving all the old stuff away. It was on craigs list, do a search for styrofoam. that is if someone hasnt claimed it all.

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