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3/8" would be the optimal I think, but with 1/2" I wouldn't bother with a spiral but something more like this:

With more rounded corners of course... I dunno... Looks a bit harder now lol
Nice pic!....yeah that is what I'm seeing in my mind. The problem will be getting tight bends without crimping. I'm going to make a pancake though, to allow water to flow as rapidly as possible. Only friction caused by the bottom side dimples.
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You can buy plumbers springs for different size tube.. They are about a foot long let you make pretty tight bends...You might have to get a few unions for the tube to curl it around as much as you want....
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You can buy plumbers springs for different size tube.. They are about a foot long let you make pretty tight bends...You might have to get a few unions for the tube to curl it around as much as you want....

Good idea, I can get some smaller diameter springs and put it inside the tube and, kind of, snake it out as I make the bends.
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You can buy plumbers springs for different size tube.. They are about a foot long let you make pretty tight bends...You might have to get a few unions for the tube to curl it around as much as you want....
OH THAT's a good idea. Just where I have my tight bends, put a few 90* copper bends and smash them down to a pancake like the rest of it

Good idea ira... I'm gonna have to take a shot at this! Unfortunately it would just go to waste and not be tested as I don't have an existing water setup :-/
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Good idea, I can get some smaller diameter springs and put it inside the tube and, kind of, snake it out as I make the bends.
Exactly..Thats how a plumber spring works, it just has a large funnel shaped piece on one end so it doesn't slide down the tube and get stuck...Make a circuler bend as far as you can with the spring , pull it out sweat on a union, sweat your new piece of tube ..so on and so on....You can make a coil as tall as you want to like that...
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OH THAT's a good idea. Just where I have my tight bends, put a few 90* copper bends and smash them down to a pancake like the rest of it

Good idea ira... I'm gonna have to take a shot at this! Unfortunately it would just go to waste and not be tested as I don't have an existing water setup :-/

Even if you don't have a water setup, you can still do it to prove it's mechanically feasable. I'm going to take lot's of pictures. This is going to be interesting.
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Even if you don't have a water setup, you can still do it to prove it's mechanically feasable. I'm going to take lot's of pictures. This is going to be interesting.
Yea, but it would be nice to try it on something... hmm. My dad has a DC powered sump-pump type pump motor... maybe I can rig up a little system with that just to water test it. But I have no rad so actually seeing if it will work would be near impossible...

But like you said, I might do it and take pics just to see if it can be done. I'll have to get my touch back at sweating pipes, it's been a while.
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Even if you don't have a water setup, you can still do it to prove it's mechanically feasable. I'm going to take lot's of pictures. This is going to be interesting.
Oh you can build one easily enough, but the proof is in the pudding...You would have to run it in a loop to find if it's worth doing..
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Yea, but it would be nice to try it on something... hmm. My dad has a DC powered sump-pump type pump motor... maybe I can rig up a little system with that just to water test it. But I have no rad so actually seeing if it will work would be near impossible...

But like you said, I might do it and take pics just to see if it can be done. I'll have to get my touch back at sweating pipes, it's been a while.

To "ghetto" test it...run a rubber hose from the sink faucet to the cpu and down the drain. It's not entirely accurate as the water coming from the pipes will be cooler than room temperature water. BUT, it's easy to do.
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im gonna try this with 1/4" and 3'8", seeing as how i dont understand what you guys are talking about with dimples and pancakes
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