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post #12 of 22
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only the generic tubing that comes w/ the rasa kits get cloudy... clear tubing from tygon/primochill will last
I had some tygon tubing get cloudy over the course of a few months. Even the high dollar tubing will eventually get cloudy. I dont think there is much you can do to avoid it. If Im wrong about this, please someone chime in and let me know. I love clear tubing, but I hate when it gets clouded over.
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Next time around I'll probably get Tygon B-44-4x beverage tubing since it is still nearly as flexible as R-3603.

Tygon also has plasticizer free tubing, but it is really expensive.
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
Next time around I'll probably get Tygon B-44-4x beverage tubing since it is still nearly as flexible as R-3603.

Tygon also has plasticizer free tubing, but it is really expensive.
Do you know where I can get some of that plasticizer free tygon? I honestly wouldnt mind paying extra for it.
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sidewinders computers carries that tygon with no plasticizer. Is that a decent site to buy stuff from?
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the best bro..Greg (from Sidewinder) is the real deal
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
sidewinders computers carries that tygon with no plasticizer. Is that a decent site to buy stuff from?
I've ordered stuff from there a couple of times and had no issues, other than an item being on back order from the manufacturer, but I got very good communication and updates on the order status.

I'd definitely recommend Sidewinder if they have what you need in stock, good prices, reasonable shipping, good communication.
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
Are there any brands that don't get cloudy after several weeks?

I'll probably tear it down every 6-12 months, but from reading around, it sounds like it gets cloudy after 1 month.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it isn't so much the tubing, but the additives you use in your water that is causing the tubes to go cloudy.

I have always just purchased the cheapest clear tubing I could find at the local hardware store and never had a problem with cloudy tubing over the past decade.

EDIT: I took a quick photo to show how clear my cheap noname tubing still is after almost a full year in my rig and about 6 months of 24/7 BOINC. I placed a Kilometrico pen behind the tubing to show just how clear it still is - the text on the pen is almost readable

Edited by un-nefer - 5/22/11 at 11:48pm
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post #19 of 22
I use Tygon tubing AND Primochill coolant and my tubing still not cloudy after just a few months....
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it isn't so much the tubing, but the additives you use in your water that is causing the tubes to go cloudy.
Nothing about distilled water + a silver coil can react with the tubing.
The clouding is caused by plasticizer leaching from the tubing.
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