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I haven't had any issues with zipties, that's what I use mainly. I just get the big thick ones and tighten them down by hand, and then to be safe, I use a pair of needle nose pliers to get a few more clicks in before snipping them. I do this by clamping the excess close to the zipper with the tip of the pliers and then twisting the excess around the tip of the pliers (I spin the pliers around to do this) until I get a few more clicks.
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post #12 of 33
It is never recommended to go clamp-less. However, many people do it without any issues. Just follow TheSeekers new build. Multiple D5's and it is a safe bet he will be without clamps.
post #13 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by NaeKuh;13923225 
i am the ziptie deity on XS. biggrin.gif

IMG_0157.jpg

7/16ID tubing over 1/2 OD barbs = cheers.gif
1/2ID tubing over 1/2 ID barbs = kookoo.gif
Using no form of clamps or barbs unless its 3/8ID tubing over 1/2 OD barbs
is asking for serious amount of trouble.

I'm scared, and those aren't even my parts tongue.gif
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post #15 of 33
Zipties are awesome; the other thing I would recommend are these:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/sw1fifi.html

Okay apparently they don't sell them anymore, or I just can't find them. But, in the picture there is a Black Hose Clamp. And that it is what you want to look for.
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Whole loop is compressions, they look nice too! thumb.gif
 
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post #18 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramenbuoy;13956530 
Zipties are awesome; the other thing I would recommend are these:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/sw1fifi.html

Okay apparently they don't sell them anymore, or I just can't find them. But, in the picture there is a Black Hose Clamp. And that it is what you want to look for.


Yes i would definitely use those clamps myself. Cheap but works vs the expensiveness of compression fitting. I'm talking bout the clamp not the barb because that expensive for barb and clamp.
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post #19 of 33
I've not used clamps, zipties or compressions in my loop, had it about 3/4 months now and it's been taken to 2 LANs (200 miles each way) with no issues whatsoever.

I can't even pull of the tube when it's warm with a hell of a lot of force.

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post #20 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramenbuoy;13956530 
Zipties are awesome; the other thing I would recommend are these:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/sw1fifi.html

Okay apparently they don't sell them anymore, or I just can't find them. But, in the picture there is a Black Hose Clamp. And that it is what you want to look for.

these by any chance
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/PrimoChill-UV-Red-PVC-Hose-Clip-for-34-19mm-Outer-Diameter-Tubing-pid-11548.html
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