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Has anyone ever experienced a leak with BP C47 fittings? Anyone tested the enhanced crystal link fittings? Really wanna do this but I'm worried about leaks .-.
I'll probably use bitspower angle fittings and ordinary olive fittings if the C47s aren't safe.

Also, is there any real benefit to plating both the inside and the outside? (The local electroplaters charge extra for the inside)
I don't see any real measurable benefit to plating the inside. Most of the copper or stainless steel has a smooth enough bore to not impede flow. I did, however, clean each of the cut & bent pieces with a plastic bristle pipe cleaner before installation. I don't have any experience with the C47's. The fittings I used were 12 mm OD Primochill Revolver Rigid Compression. When I switch cases, I will be swapping over to the BP crystal link double o-ring fittings. That said, I have not had any leaks and have taken apart and put back together multiple times...due to Indigo xTreme disappointment.
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Wow that looks amazing. great job! thumb.gif
Thanks man!biggrin.gif
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Hello folks - I am in the planning stages for a CaseLabs S8 build in white and I intend to use bare natural copper tube in the build. To begin with it will be single CPU, single GPU, single pump, a tube res and two 120.3 60mm rads.

I have had a read back ten pages or so on the thread and wondered what the current consensus is between 10mm and 12mm tube.

So that advice can be targeted, I am in the UK and there are a few online suppliers for 12mm straight (mainly medical) and many for 10mm rolls. I have not yet settled on a UK or Euro supplier for fittings since I understand from the thread that there are some new choices being investigated by forum members at the moment so would like advice there too.

I will be treating myself to a RidGid bender, reamer and cutter of the appropriate size.
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Hello folks - I am in the planning stages for a CaseLabs S8 build in white and I intend to use bare natural copper tube in the build. To begin with it will be single CPU, single GPU, single pump, a tube res and two 120.3 60mm rads.

I have had a read back ten pages or so on the thread and wondered what the current consensus is between 10mm and 12mm tube.

So that advice can be targeted, I am in the UK and there are a few online suppliers for 12mm straight (mainly medical) and many for 10mm rolls. I have not yet settled on a UK or Euro supplier for fittings since I understand from the thread that there are some new choices being investigated by forum members at the moment so would like advice there too.

I will be treating myself to a RidGid bender, reamer and cutter of the appropriate size.

As far as coil vs straight...coil copper (rolls) is usually annealed and ready for bending with a hand held bender. Straight copper tube is typically harder... 10mm vs 12mm is down to preference for the most part. 12mm (which is what I have in my build), obviously gives a higher flow over 10mm. After doing tons of research through OCN, and various other sites, I will be dropping to 10mm copper or 316 SS tube on my next build, mainly for tighter bends and easier routing. If your pump is moving the water like it should, -2mm diff should not make that much a bottleneck. Hope this helps out and good luck...this is a great place to get the info you need for a great build.
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why isn't 3/8 inch being used?
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Thanks for the advice, dna-systems. It looks like 10mm gives me the broadest choice of fittings as well as tools since 12mm appears to be relegated to medical gas lines these days.

When I am polishing the bare copper, do you recommend spray lacquer or a micro-crystalline wax to keep off fingerprints and surface oxidising?
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Laqueur,it holds fingerprints off better than a wax.
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I thought so. I have some museum grade Renaissance Wax that I use for keeping bronzes dust-free but they are oxidised already. I just wondered if it would keep the tubes looking clean since some folks on Car Restoration forums were talking about wax polishes on brake pipes.
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