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What I had thought of doing is putting it on the table and between 2 pieces of lumber and then just run my finger while pushing down along the top.

Either that or I'd try a pair of 1x 6's clamped over the piping with a hole just big enough for the pipe lined with fabric and run that along the line (or pull the line through).
Interesting. I'll do some experimenting. Let me know what works for you.

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Nick at Koolance confirmed the 10mm fittings work with the 3/8" tubing since the ferrule will take up the slack as we surmised.

PPC-s is sold out of the 3/8" fittings minus the male end, but still have the full fittings. My thought was to save a few $$ by using a male-male adapter with them.

I only ordered 2 Koolance fittings to put on the cpu block while I'm testing the push fit ones on other places not so close to the motherboard. tongue.gif
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I don't got the pipings yet. I was just thinking what would I do if I got the soft one vs the hard one.

But really I'm thinking of scraping this idea because I don't want the copper look and I can't afford to get them plated.
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What's your budget? I know a place that has 12 feet preplated for about 70
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I actually picked up some type L 1/2 OD copper pipe today from a local place and it actually bends really well with a bender. Much better than the M I had before ( keeping collapsing in on itself). I would say soft is much easier to work with in tight places but the type L comes in straight lengths and looks better 2cents.gif

So far the fittings seem to be doing okay. Hopefully the leak test proves it.

I didnt want the copper look either so I painted em black redface.gif Don't shoot me please ha.
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Someone else said it before that they're painting theirs silver or something and I'm tempted. I can't seem to think that there's harm with it? (unless you're just really bad at painting)
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I'd be worried about getting paint inside the tube and causing some strange reaction, but other than that it should be safe.

Hammer forged, is the L type tubing more expensive?
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Hammer forged, is the L type tubing more expensive?

Yeah. I picked up 20ft today for $33 I think the type M was around $24. The thing with soft copper is that it is usually sold in larger rolls. The smallest around here was 50 ft.
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20 feet is straight lengths? That's sound like a good deal to me.
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I'd be worried about getting paint inside the tube and causing some strange reaction, but other than that it should be safe.

Hammer forged, is the L type tubing more expensive?

Im painting a loop for RSurvivo2,should be ok,just tape the ends up.
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Would be nice to find some straight 3/8" copper pipe. All I've seen is 1/2" and up hard copper around here locally.
I initially bought a 10 foot coil of 3/8". I cut it in half and worked at straightening it out today.
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