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pre-warm tubing?

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just played a game for a few hours, had all my fans turned off by accident so my loop got insanely hot, like, radiators burning your fingers if you touch them hot.

anyway, all of the tubing has become very bendy and supple, when it's usually quite stiff and such, how do you feel about maybe leaving some tubing in hot water for an hour or so to make them bendy before setting up a new loop?
post #2 of 5
I know some guys do that when they need to have their tubes make extra tight turns, it also helps make the tubing hold its shape.
post #3 of 5
Works for fish, so I see no reason why it wouldn't work for water cooling. Usually its just a dip through boiling water.
post #4 of 5
Yeah, warm-boiling water will do the trick. It will soften the tubing and allow you to do pretty much whatever you want with it without risking any damage to it.
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I often use this trick. Sometimes the tube has a bend "set" into it from being coiled when shipped, heating and the holding in the desired position helps to remove it. It doesn't always go all the way but it does help a lot.

Also a lot of people heat the end of the tube before putting it on fittings. This helps even if you are not going for smaller tubing on bigger barbs.
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