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I am going to be picking up about 10' or so of all white tubing here in the near future , but don't really know what brand to try out. I'd like to go with something that won't kink if I have a tighter bend , but also something that has a thick enough wall that it won't collapse from pump pressure.

What seems to be the most popular brand out there now days?
    
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Thanks guys. I'll look into that brand for sure. One more question , since I'm going with 1/2" barbs and fittings on everything , is it all that common to use 7/16" tubing or is it a pain in the ass to use it ( as in being really tight on the barbs?)

Thanks again guys.
    
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i like the thermaltake tubing its really tight on the fittings they only way to
take it out is by cutting the tip.
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post #6 of 34
I you are just using barbs then yes it will work perfectly because its a tight fit and you really dont need clamps. If you are using 1/2in compression fittings, I would get 1/2in tubing.
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Got Feser Green UV 1/2" In mine
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post #8 of 34
Having used both primochill and tygon, Id have to say primochill for sure.
post #9 of 34
1/2 barbs with 7/16 tubings is a very common setup. Except, it will be a very tight grip and when you want to remove the tubing from the barb, you'll end up cutting the tube.


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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
I you are just using barbs then yes it will work perfectly because its a tight fit and you really dont need clamps. If you are using 1/2in compression fittings, I would get 1/2in tubing.
I always cringe when people advise not to use clamps or zip ties on barbs. At least use zip ties. A pack of zip ties only cost a few dollars. It's cheap insurance.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
1/2 barbs with 7/16 tubings is a very common setup. Except, it will be a very tight grip and when you want to remove the tubing from the barb, you'll end up cutting the tube.




I always cringe when people advise not to use clamps or zip ties on barbs. At least use zip ties. A pack of zip ties only cost a few dollars. It's cheap insurance.
I never have to cut my tubing on that barb size, just wiggle and pull. I said you dont have to use clamps but for someone new to WCing I would recommend using them. I havent used clamps on my barbs in a year I have never had a leak *knocks on wood* and that is with using primochill tubing.
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