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How straight were you able to get it? I heard rolling it on the floor works pretty well.
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Here are some pictures from my build log:




The type L is pretty tough to use in tight situations as you can tell by looking at the short piece from the rad to cpu. I may try to redo it if I have some left over pipe. If you all see a better routing method let me know. Also from the rad to the pump could have one less bend.
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Originally Posted by S3ason View Post

How straight were you able to get it? I heard rolling it on the floor works pretty well.

I did it by hand. Not perfect, but not outrageously bad.
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Here are some pictures from my build log: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


The type L is pretty tough to use in tight situations as you can tell by looking at the short piece from the rad to cpu. I may try to redo it if I have some left over pipe. If you all see a better routing method let me know. Also from the rad to the pump could have one less bend.
From the radiator to the pump could you make a long sweeping bend? Might be hard with the stiff pipe, though. Might try one 90 and have it level off at the same height as the pump, or would your rear fan interfere?
Doesn't look bad, though, to me.
Edited by mandrix - 2/22/13 at 4:17am
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I was looking through Home Depot online, and came across some 3/8" chrome plated copper pipe. It's a supply line, so it's only 20" long.
Next time I get over that way I'll take a look, but if anyone is interested here is the link in the online store:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203082395/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=3%2F8+copper+tubing&storeId=10051#specifications
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I was looking through Home Depot online, and came across some 3/8" chrome plated copper pipe. It's a supply line, so it's only 20" long.
Next time I get over that way I'll take a look, but if anyone is interested here is the link in the online store:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203082395/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=3%2F8+copper+tubing&storeId=10051#specifications
3/8" That would work with the 10mm fittings right?
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3/8" That would work with the 10mm fittings right?
It should work with the 10mm Koolance fittings that have a ferrule.

BTW Home Depot carries the same thing in 1/2" OD as well.
Edited by mandrix - 2/22/13 at 3:32pm
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I was looking through Home Depot online, and came across some 3/8" chrome plated copper pipe. It's a supply line, so it's only 20" long.
Next time I get over that way I'll take a look, but if anyone is interested here is the link in the online store:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203082395/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=3%2F8+copper+tubing&storeId=10051#specifications
3/8" That would work with the 10mm fittings right?

Dont count on it.

Use the correct tube for the job.
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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.
Try a refrigeration supplier they most likely have what you need, it may be a hardened version so if you need to bend it heat it up with a torch until it turns a dark blue-purple color. Process is called annealing and softens the copper so it does not kink as easily. Hope you find what you need and take your time bending. thumb.gif
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Dont count on it.

Use the correct tube for the job.
I hear what you're saying, but I think the ferrule fittings will work.
According to Nick at Koolance the 10mm fittings with the ferrule work with 3/8" OD tubing. When the ferrule is compressed it will take out the minor difference in OD between 10mm - 3/8".
That's actually the beauty of the ferrule fittings.

With push fit I agree with you 100%.
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Try a refrigeration supplier they most likely have what you need, it may be a hardened version so if you need to bend it heat it up with a torch until it turns a dark blue-purple color. Process is called annealing and softens the copper so it does not kink as easily. Hope you find what you need and take your time bending. thumb.gif
Thanks to an OCN member I found some 3/8" Type L online but the shipping costs are prohibitively expensive. As far as locally, outside of big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot there's not much else I'm aware of.

When I get a chance to get to Home Depot (about 40 miles from me) I'm going to look at the chromed pieces I linked earlier. This will mean the push fittings I bought are unlikely to work, but the Koolance ones should. I guess in the US we are not as into chromed bathroom pipes as much as the UK, as most of what I see online for chromed tubing is over there, or in China which requires ordering 100's of pounds.
The 25" chromed supply lines are about $4.50 a piece. If they work and if I don't screw too much of it up I figure 3 pieces will be plenty for me, leaving me to order a bunch more expensive Koolance fittings.
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I think B was assuming he was talking about the push-fit fittings.

Those you really need to use the exact spec for because they have very tight tolerances from looking at the way they are made.

The one thing I will say about the ferrule with this type L copper pipe is that you really have to crank on the fitting to get them water tight. It has a harder time compressing the ticker walled tube.
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