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Will these fittings work for 1/2" ID 5/8" OD Tubing?
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post #2 of 13
ID 12mm; OD 16mm. Yes, this fitting is okay for ID 1/2" / OD 5/8"
    
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Will I be better off with 7/16 ID 5/8" OD tubing?
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Same thing really, I would recommend 12/16 (1/2" - 5/8") as 7/16" might be a tight fit.
    
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+1 to this ^
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post #6 of 13
I personally always use 1/2 ID 3/4 OD for my builds, you should be fine either way, just make sure to get the correct compression fittings. I rarely every use them due to how much I break down and re-build my setups.

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post #7 of 13
Yep, like PeteJM said, I would use 1/8 inch wall thickness tubing as first choice (like 1/2 ID 3/4 OD) as bends better without kinking and less issue of tubing getting crimped through with worm clamp or compression. Second choice would be 3/32 inch wall thickness. Though I wouldnt use 7/16 ID, 5/8 OD even though 3/32 inch wall thick, since I am not a fan of struggling to put on 7/16 over 1/2 inch compression/barbs since it is way easier to use proper size + 1/8 inch walled tubing. I wouldn't use 1/16 inch walled tubing at all, bought before by accident and it is flimsy and kinks way to easily. Since measure 2 walls when measuring thickness, 1/2 ID and 5/8 OD is only 1/16 inch thick.
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They already answered you question as far as I can tell so I'll just say Hi biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 13
Yep, for 1/2 inch that is what I would use for size of tubing/fittings. (If using 3/8, I would use 3/8 5/8).

As for brand of tubing, I know primochill pro lrt inner bore is plasticizer free, so you dont get white crappy looking precipitate in a few months. I dont know if XSPC tubing is plasticizer free or not, but if so than that tubing looks good.
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