Originally Posted by Jetskyer
I love the look of those sleeved tubes!
I'm in the process of starting my first build and I think this would definitely look sweeeeeeet, atm I have black tygon 1/2 3/4 planned but with those sleeves I could use simple clear tubing. It would look better but (probably?) will give me a little sight on the bubbles in the loop. Or I could use Tygon Silver, giving me less chance of any kind of growth.
But I have a question, what size of hose clamps do I need? Alphacool has them in 17-20mm and next up is 19-22. Would it be possible to fit the 17-20mm clamp? or will the 19mm OD + sleeving + expansion over the barb be too much?
Well My hose it 1/2" x 5/8" and my clamps are for 5/8" with just the barb it's fits no problem. With the sleeving I have to max out the spring clamp with my pliers and it was a bit snug getting them to slide over but not bad at all. If I would you I'd got for the 19-22mm clamps because they will open farther.
Originally Posted by TSXmike
seen a few builds done this way, and every time, it looks AWESOME!
might be something ill have to try once i get the rest of my wc gear.
Thank you. You should post here if you do.
Originally Posted by Greenback
Very good tutorial, and a good idea to get away from the limiting tube colours if you're not a dye user.
Though I would say doing this with compression fittings may be a bit hit or miss, as some are tight with just the tubing adding sleeving may make them impossible to do up.
Thank you. I heard that compression fitting can be tougher but I think it just depends on your fittings, tubing and sleeving.
Originally Posted by circeseye
damn thats gorgeous. i might have to that in green
I'd like to see it. Post some pictures if you do.