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No, no, yours look fine.
I'm talking about the Swagelock fittings that use a ferrule that gets compressed to the tubing, not push to fit connections. smile.gif

Just not sure how this type would look compared to the push fit type. Although one thing for sure, when they're on, they're on - they are not going to leak. I've used them with hydrogen, argon, and on vacuum lines and they definitely hold. Hydrogen will get through any teeny tiny opening it can find.

Paint them and I think they'd look pretty good. Certainly better than some of the other alternatives out there.
 
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Paint them and I think they'd look pretty good. Certainly better than some of the other alternatives out there.
You may be right. I haven't bought any of those type fittings in years and the company I worked for was paying. Seems I remember them being pretty pricey, though, at least the Swagelock?
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You may be right. I haven't bought any of those type fittings in years and the company I worked for was paying. Seems I remember them being pretty pricey, though, at least the Swagelock?

lol. Nah, they are all pretty pricey.
 
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Well hopefully these fittings from Mettleair will work out.
voldomazta first posted about these. Price is right, 10x for $23 shipped in US.
Soon as the fittings arrive and I get some 3/8" copper tubing I'll test them out. They are sold as air tubing fittings. Have not found a diagram of internals yet but specs posted look promising.
If they don't work, well, I won't be out a ton of money.

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Im pretty impressed with the look of the Koolance fittings.

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Those are some pretty looking fittings. PPC was out of the phobya fittings so I went with these and some xspc male to male adapters. Saved $3 or so on each fitting.

Also invested in some copper pipe, I mainly like it for the 0 clouding, no plasticizer, and the looks matching with my Aquacomputer blocks. If all goes well I'll do my folding rig in pipe eventually.

Some great work in this thread!
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So are those Koolance tubing adapters for 10mm tubing or 3/8"? PPC-s list them for both sizes but I can't see offhand how that would work since 3/8" is 9.525mm? Or is that close enough?
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So are those Koolance tubing adapters for 10mm tubing or 3/8"? PPC-s list them for both sizes but I can't see offhand how that would work since 3/8" is 9.525mm? Or is that close enough?

No,you need the correct tube for the job.
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No,you need the correct tube for the job.

Sure, that makes sense. Wish they wouldn't advertise them that way, it's very misleading. Since 3/8" is slightly bigger, I don't see how the ferrule would even fit on the tubing anyway.

On another note I found these plastic fittings on Ebay:
http://www.amazon.com/John-Guest-Copolymer-Fitting-Straight/dp/B002WDO4L4

Looks like the threads are too long, though.
I'm really hoping the mettleair fittings work out, they are taking their sweet time shipping.
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I don't remember how I came across this guide but I'm intrigued.

But the trouble for me is: I don't know how to go about getting a chrome/silver/polished nickel type look on a budget?

Grainger has some nickel-copper piping on clearance but I guess that might not work?
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