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Can I also use a dremel or a saw to cut copper tubing?

You can,but you will need to some work on the ends,rounding them off so they dont snag or mark the oring on the inside.
I use a cutter as it rounds the leading edge as you cut it
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Well now you've just made me interested in something that my wife would probably tell me I don't need to be interested in thumb.gif

+rep!
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"...But everything changed when the Pipe-Benders attacked" (i just HAD to)

interesting read, IMO simple tubing will suffice.
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I statred some discussions about using copper pipe back when I first joined.The discussions did not get past the "we call it pipe not tubing" stage.It is good to see you are getting further.I use the 1/2" copper pipe that is originally intended for refridgeration work and buy standard compression (the one time and it is set type of compression fitting) fittings off the Koolance site.More so than the look, you do get some ability to radiate heat from the exposed copper pipe.
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I statred some discussions about using copper pipe back when I first joined.The discussions did not get past the "we call it pipe not tubing" stage.It is good to see you are getting further.I use the 1/2" copper pipe that is originally intended for refridgeration work and buy standard compression (the one time and it is set type of compression fitting) fittings off the Koolance site.More so than the look, you do get some ability to radiate heat from the exposed copper pipe.
I was originally going to use the koolance fittings but the push fits are a third the price and reusable...compression olives also need a good amount of force and sealant to seal right.
They do look nice tho
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"...But everything changed when the Pipe-Benders attacked" (i just HAD to)
interesting read, IMO simple tubing will suffice.

A lot of things would suffice, but this is OCN smile.gif
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Your bender is a bit modest.I bought the one rated to bend 1/2" stainless.I think I like yours better.
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Wish I would have known about those aquatuning fittings before starting my build. rolleyes.gif
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Sweet, glad to see this. Bookmarked.
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OP. How much did the chrome plating cost you? Or did you buy it already plated? I wanted to get an estimate on how much chrome plating ran you. So far everyone that I have called has given me a price range from $250-$380 to plate 10ft. of 1/2" copper tubing. Pretty expensive IMO.

Also, anyone have a tutorial on how to polish these pipes to a mirror finish?
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