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A buying guide would be useful.. im currently kind of lost on the 2 types of tubing available. Is there a advantage to one or the other? Id like to use the BP C47 fittings at least for testing but ill also order some of the PF fittings.

What would be the best type of tubing and what inside silicone and fittings will you need to buy?

It's more simple than with regular tubing.

The Bitspower fittings are 12mm, so your acrylic tube needs to have an outer diameter of exactly 12mm. It doesn't really matter what the inner diameter is, 10mm or 8mm is fine.

The silicone tubing needs to be smaller diameter than the inside of your acrylic tubing. As long as it's not too loose, it'll do its job of providing shape when the acrylic tube softens.
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I had found some fuel line at an auto parts store that fitted perfectly in the 12/10mm tube but it was too thin walled. So i bought another tubing that fits inside that tubing making it thick and still quite flexible. It was something like $3 a package. biggrin.gif
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Just notified by the local shop here that they dont carry 12x10mm tubes anymore.

However the 12x8mm tubes are available for only 10usd/2 meters.

Should i just order the 8mm id tubes and call it a day or should i order it from E22 for the 10mm id ones?

I am using 10/8 and with my dcp 4.0 pump am seeing great temps. What are you going to use for coolant?

Also If you are going to be bending the tubing I might suggest something other than BP fittings. They fit tight but are a little more shallow and I hear they are only good for straight runs.

If you are bending I would feel safer with push fittings.

By the way. Thought my build was done. This is what happens when you use distilled with mayhems instead of deionized. Mayhems Pastel "Pure Black"


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I think you're thinking of the C48 fittings which are indeed short and only have 1 rubber ring inside. The C47's are the recommended ones with 2 rubber rings inside. I don't think they're shallow at all but that's a personal opinion of it.
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Question, does acrylic tubing have the problem of staining with colour coolant like normal tubing? I am about to start a scratch made all Acrylic case and was thinking about using copper tubing and having it nickle plated. but acrylic tubing would be better.
    
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I think you're thinking of the C48 fittings which are indeed short and only have 1 rubber ring inside. The C47's are the recommended ones with 2 rubber rings inside. I don't think they're shallow at all but that's a personal opinion of it.

Yeah the C 48 are shallow and even the C 47 are still shallow compared to locking push fittings. Just depending on the type of bends you have. With some almost acute bends there not much there for the tubes to grab onto.

It is all preference though I guess.

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Question, does acrylic tubing have the problem of staining with colour coolant like normal tubing? I am about to start a scratch made all Acrylic case and was thinking about using copper tubing and having it nickle plated. but acrylic tubing would be better.

Apparently acrylic doesnt stain at all really. I will be emptying my loop in a day or so and will take a look.
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It is all preference though I guess.
Apparently acrylic doesnt stain at all really. I will be emptying my loop in a day or so and will take a look.

Thank you, and what size acrylic tubing will I want? I am using 7/16 ID, but I know i be going to want to only worry about OD right? and how much flow do you lose using the 90 degrees in the system?
    
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I am using 10/8 and with my dcp 4.0 pump am seeing great temps. What are you going to use for coolant?

Also If you are going to be bending the tubing I might suggest something other than BP fittings. They fit tight but are a little more shallow and I hear they are only good for straight runs.

If you are bending I would feel safer with push fittings.
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What fittings did you use with your build in the picture? Do you have a manufactuer/model reccomendation?
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Thank you, and what size acrylic tubing will I want? I am using 7/16 ID, but I know i be going to want to only worry about OD right? and how much flow do you lose using the 90 degrees in the system?

I am in the US, so I am ordering from Taps Plastics, so its in inches.
    
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I am in the US, so I am ordering from Taps Plastics, so its in inches.

What sizes did you buy that fit the c47/c48 or the taps?
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