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12mm is a bit hard to find in the US. I mean I spent a few mintutes searching but everything comes up with 1/2" which is too big. 10mm is a bit easier to find.
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12mm is a bit hard to find in the US. I mean I spent a few mintutes searching but everything comes up with 1/2" which is too big. 10mm is a bit easier to find.
If you can put some links up,i will incorporate them in to the OP
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If you can put some links up,i will incorporate them in to the OP

Which do you use?

Soft = Coiled

or

Hard = Sticks
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12mm is a bit hard to find in the US. I mean I spent a few mintutes searching but everything comes up with 1/2" which is too big. 10mm is a bit easier to find.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-metal-tubing/=icffk3

You can find all the specialty products on Mcmaster Carr's website. It might be a little more pricy but its great!
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Did you use anything special to secure the tubing to the fitting?
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Did you use anything special to secure the tubing to the fitting?
Push fit fittings have a pull up lock ring,the 12mm guys use BP sli fittings which have no safety device at all
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Push fit fittings have a pull up lock ring,the 12mm guys use BP sli fittings which have no safety device at all

How does this locking ring work? Does it bend the end of the pipe or can you reuse them? Good guide by the way, OCN needed one thumb.gif
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Great guide, beat me to it! I'm getting all my copper stuff in this week so I'll definitely be having an awesome weekend coming up biggrin.gif If anyone is looking for 12mm copper tubing, go to:

www.coppertubingsales.com

EXTREMELY CHEAP compared to McMasterCarr. The only downside is that you have to buy a 10 meter roll from them and they will not sell anything less. But is is an awesome deal and you can save the rest of the copper for your next build!

If you are looking to use BitsPower 1/4 SLI fittings then STAY AWAY from 1/2" tubing. It will be a nightmare. Trust me, I've tried. BUT, if you have a lot of time and love sanding untill your fingers fall off, it can be done.

Now all we need to add to this guide is how to polish, paint and how to go about chroming these pipes. I know chroming might have to be done by a professional, but maybe there are some cool looking alternatives. Good Job OP!
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Just the thread I was looking for biggrin.gif
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