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Even a window in the case near a sunny window wouldnt be advisable.

That said, it defeats every single plausible purpose for having it, aside from bragging rights. Why use it inside a windowed case if it gradually yellows over time due to solar exposure, and why over compensate with the strength of the PETG inside of a build that's going to be in a stationary location once the project is complete...
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That said, it defeats every single plausible purpose for having it, aside from bragging rights. Why use it inside a windowed case if it gradually yellows over time due to solar exposure, and why over compensate with the strength of the PETG inside of a build that's going to be in a stationary location once the project is complete...

I agree completely, I even said as much a week ago.......
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That said, it defeats every single plausible purpose for having it, aside from bragging rights. Why use it inside a windowed case if it gradually yellows over time due to solar exposure, and why over compensate with the strength of the PETG inside of a build that's going to be in a stationary location once the project is complete...

I agree completely, I even said as much a week ago.......

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Even a window in the case near a sunny window wouldnt be advisable.

That said, it defeats every single plausible purpose for having it, aside from bragging rights. Why use it inside a windowed case if it gradually yellows over time due to solar exposure, and why over compensate with the strength of the PETG inside of a build that's going to be in a stationary location once the project is complete...

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Which is why in the end I decided on acrylic. The yellowing of PETG plus the cheaper cost of acrylic. More so on the yellowing. I decided I can't take that chance and I want lots of lights.
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so here's my 2nd attempt at hard tubing, I used this stuff insead of the primochill acrylic and gosh was it 100 times easier to work with

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/120/3587/=qis574 9245K21

This stuff was easy to cut and was pliable after 20 seconds under a heatgun unlike the 2-3 minutes for the acrylic

I learned alot from my last time bending tubing, the main thing being "just wing it", there's really no need for a tape measure, just have a few feet of extra tubing laying around, be careful when you're cutting your lengths to make sure you don't cut too much off (had to re-bend 1 piece because I cut it too short after I bent it) This was done completely by eyesight, I used my dinner table as a square to bend the 90's.


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Curious if there are any fumes while bending, do people bend in a garage, wide open space or just in a spare room such as computer room?

No fumes, I did everything in my kitchen, just put a towel on the table to catch the shavings from cutting/sanding the tubing ends.
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Just read the entire thread. Learned a lot! My brain is officially fried. yessir.giflmaosmiley.gif

I purchased 500cm of E22 which should be here Friday. I'll buy some cheap tubing to practice from mcmaster 8532K13. Thanks guys!
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Just read the entire thread. Learned a lot! My brain is officially fried. yessir.giflmaosmiley.gif

I purchased 500cm of E22 which should be here Friday. I'll buy some cheap tubing to practice from mcmaster 8532K13. Thanks guys!

You are really going to enjoy the process. I'm glad you decided to take the plunge, I'm sure its going to look great.
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Do most bend free hand or do most use a tool like the Monsoon products?
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Do most bend free hand or do most use a tool like the Monsoon products?
I tend to actually do about 50/50, some bends are just too tight for the mandrel kit, but for the most part the mandrels do great!
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