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Hi guys, went to Home Depot in Scarborough (ON, CA) and found myself in the plumbing section while my sister was shopping for paint.

 

I came across this tubing...

 

Watts Black Vynil Tubing 5/8" ID ~ 1/2" OD

 

So out of curiosity I bought it as it was on sale for $3 in one of the isle bins. There were a great fit on my 1/2" barbs and if my questions are answered...I'll be using these bad boys from now on. Anyway, I have the following questions:

 

1.) Anyone ever used this particular brand of tubing?

2.) Do I need to get an in-line filter if I were to use this tubing?

3.) If I do use this throughout are there blister packs of compression fittings for these?

4.) Does this tube plasticize?

 

Input is greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

Cram

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1. Yes, this brand of tubing has been used by people on OCN. Search threads about plasticizer.
2. You do not need a in-line filter when using this tubing.
3. Don't know about this.
4. Yes, it does plasticize, but some report that is does faster and slower then other brands. It is basically hit or miss. Since you tubing is coloured it should be fine. Many people say that the plasticizer doesn't affect loop temperature (of course there are cases where it does), just the appearance (clear tubing).
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1. Yes, this brand of tubing has been used by people on OCN. Search threads about plasticizer.
2. You do not need a in-line filter when using this tubing.
3. Don't know about this.
4. Yes, it does plasticize, but some report that is does faster and slower then other brands. It is basically hit or miss. Since you tubing is coloured it should be fine. Many people say that the plasticizer doesn't affect loop temperature (of course there are cases where it does), just the appearance (clear tubing).


 

Thanks...looks like I'll be looking for compression fittings for these due to the fact that it's readily available to change and whatnot...thanks!

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