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post #751 of 3087
I cant begin to describe how thrilling this Duralene link is making me... after being disappointed by Primochill LRT 1/2x3/4" clear cloud crap....waste of $16.25



But before I do something stupid and buy on impulse again,
anyone have issues with this stuff?

Yellowing, fast evaporation, strength/flexibility problems?
post #752 of 3087
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Ordered that same stuff 2 days ago after hours of researching online. Seems that this stuff clouds up the slowest and maintains it's clarity the longest. I wouldn't be against paying more for tubing that will never cloud up/ is plasticizer free, but I simply couldn't find it. That said, 69 cents a foot is fantastic biggrin.gif
Hopefully I'm happy with it.

Be sure to post pictures when you get it, and I'll do the same.
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proof.gif of it happening to anyone who has pics? I've only seen this one thread, but I don't believe it.
No pics I came across it somewhere else causing staining.

Any idea what caused it, and/or a link?

post #754 of 3087
Pictures and bend radius of Durelene tubing vs others are here. Looks like it is pretty clear to start, and bend radius with thicker 3/8 5/8 or 1/2 3/4 is decent.
Edited by opt33 - 6/10/12 at 5:41am
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I like the Duralene for the price, I wouldn't say it stays perfect, but it doesn't do any of that white film stuff.

Out of curiosity, I went and took a picture of my son's system I put together 16months ago using filtered tapwater and PTnuke and Duralene.
Here is a picture of that. I guess there is a little clouding, but not bad for 16months of using tapwater..biggrin.gif Excuse the dust bunnies, they have been running rampant.
duralene.jpg

Using good clean distilled would probably do even better. Only thing I noticed using it which I've done for lots of testing stuff is the flexibility is a bit more stiff than Tygon 3603 or Feser Tube. My personal favorite would be the UV colored Feser tube if money is no object. I have a couple of pieces of solid blue I've used for all sorts of testing and system builds now that is a couple of years old and it's still in good usable condition.
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I like the Duralene for the price, I wouldn't say it stays perfect, but it doesn't do any of that white film stuff.
Out of curiosity, I went and took a picture of my son's system I put together 16months ago using filtered tapwater and PTnuke and Duralene.
Here is a picture of that. I guess there is a little clouding, but not bad for 16months of using tapwater..biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
duralene.jpg
Using good clean distilled would probably do even better. Only thing I noticed using it which I've done for lots of testing stuff is the flexibility is a bit more stiff than Tygon 3603 or Feser Tube. My personal favorite would be the UV colored Feser tube if money is no object. I have a couple of pieces of solid blue I've used for all sorts of testing and system builds now that is a couple of years old and it's still in good usable condition.

I know it!.. biggrin.gif that you going to come up with something extraordinary like you did now, The Duralene Tubing in the picture above looks very clear looks like 16 hours of using not 16 months old thumb.gif , to be honest with you i cannot see anything even close to *little clouding* like you mentioned above and the blur is caused by water inside and light reflection.

Do you remember where did you ordered it from?

PS: Thank God I invited you here and you accepted thumb.gif +rep
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I know it!.. biggrin.gif that you going to come up with something extraordinary like you did now, The Duralene Tubing in the picture above looks very clear looks like 16 hours of using not 16 months old thumb.gif , to be honest with you i cannot see anything even close to *little clouding* like you mentioned above and the blur is caused by water inside and light reflection.
Do you remember where did you ordered it from?
PS: Thank God I invited you here and you accepted thumb.gif +rep

Yes, I always order my tubing from Sidewinder.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/dupvctu7id5o.html

This is the exact stuff I ordered for the photo above which is the 7/16 x 5/8", but I've also has the same good luck with the larger 1/2" x 3/4" stuff.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/dupvctu1idx3.html

You can't beat this stuff for the price:thumb:
    
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Nice. Looking at the duralene it appears that it's just a slight discoloration, a little greenish, probably coming from that copper waterblock that looks like it's as old as the hills. biggrin.gif But no clouding that I can see. The outside of the tubing is going to dry out over time a little, but Mineral oil would solve that.
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It's an old smoking 9800GT baby! and yeah, old EK copper full cover block/card that was originally Skinnee's, still working just fine though...lol
    
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In that case, that tubing is golden. Tap water will do that to copper almost every time.
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