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I was wondering what tubing would be the tightest fit around 1/2'' barbs. If I remember correctly, someone told me to get 7/16'' ID. I was looking at

one.

Would this be ok or should I just go with 1/2'' ID tubing? I also read this allows more waterflow. How much would the temp difference be? I don't really want thick tubing.

Sorry for all the question, I just wanna get this right. Thanks!
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7/16" tubing is a good match for 1/2" barbs if you don't want to use clamps. I would still recommend them regardless.

The temp difference between 3/8, 7/16, and 1/2 is very minor, as in less than a degree.
 
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7/16" tubing is a good match for 1/2" barbs if you don't want to use clamps. I would still recommend them regardless.

The temp difference between 3/8, 7/16, and 1/2 is very minor, as in less than a degree.
Would this be ok?

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I'd still be very careful using the 7/16 over the primoflex tubing. I've had some actually come off with no clamps.
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That tubing is exactly what i used while i had my Rasa kit, very good bending radius and very snug fit over the 1/2" barbs.

If you wanted to remove the tubing you will have to cut it off though

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If you wanted to remove the tubing you will have to cut it off though
Hairdryer works wonders if you don't want to cut into it.
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Yep, that tubing should be fine.

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I'd still be very careful using the 7/16 over the primoflex tubing. I've had some actually come off with no clamps.
I'm still gonna use clamps, but I think they're 1/2'' clamps. Not sure if that makes a differance

Quote:
Originally Posted by gumbie View Post
That tubing is exactly what i used while i had my Rasa kit, very good bending radius and very snug fit over the 1/2" barbs.

If you wanted to remove the tubing you will have to cut it off though

Goodluck!
I'll probably need a T-Line also. Any suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMCB View Post
Hairdryer works wonders if you don't want to cut into it.
I'll try that

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Yep, that tubing should be fine.

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Any T line will do just fine, I just used one of the primochill ones, Don't forget to add a stop fitting as well
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post #10 of 15
Yeah WS, Thats great tubing, I've used it in both of my watercooling builds. You'll want to warm up the tubing in really hot water to loosen it up when going to stick it onto the barbs.

Here's what the white 7/16"-5/8" looks like- you can see how it buldges over the barbs.. It's tight. I just used zip ties pulled tight as clamps for a little added security. Let me know if you'd like any help

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