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What are people using to cut acrylic tubing? Been searching but no luck so far. Is there a specific tpi saw to use or?

You can use MANY many different tools smile.gif a sharp knife marking around and snapping the tube is even possible.
A jewelers saw or any other fine teethed saw will work fine, I personally used my Dremel wink.gif
Just make sure to use sand paper to straighten the cutting point. (I used my Dremel for this too, hehe)

Tubing is easy to cut, if you where to cut a longer sheet of acrylic, you would need a special cutting blade so you wont burn the acrylic, but tubes doesnt need that.
 
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I'm not a huge fan of all white cases, but I like this... The only thing I'd change is the fan blade to black.

Thanks for the compliment, here's my entire setup

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Thanks for the compliment, here's my entire setup

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That's just how I like my setups too. Neat and functional.
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Well my Monsoon Kit's complete finally after my Mandrel Kit arrived today. Time to scroll back a ton of pages for ideas. I've been staring at my mobo blankly trying to plan it out. 

 

This is the before pic. Hopefully the after pic looks good. Just gonna link up this whole area with C47's & E22. Probly gonna do the rest of my loop in 16mm.

 

I bought a crap-load of BP F/F 90's and various other rotaries and angles last week when the mandrel's were still sold out. I want all vertical and horizontal lines, so i'm considering bending so the ports can be vertical/horizontal to each other, then using the F/F 90's for linking the ports (if anybody understands what i'm trying to say lol). Don't know if it'll look stupid like that tho. 

    
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What are people using to cut acrylic tubing? Been searching but no luck so far. Is there a specific tpi saw to use or?

I just use the saw that comes in the Monsson kit. Works fine, you're always going to have to sand down the end and typically need to chamfer it a bit to fit fittings, but that's part of life.
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I use a mini-hacksaw bought from Harbor Freight.
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I just use the saw that comes in the Monsson kit. Works fine, you're always going to have to sand down the end and typically need to chamfer it a bit to fit fittings, but that's part of life.

I ended up going to home depot as harbor freight is not too impressive in my neighborhood. I picked up a 24 tpi with 32 tpi replacements, 24 seems to cut okay but going to use the 32 replacements just for a smoother cut. I did get some fine grade sand paper, forgot the count.

Side note, I've went through six feet of acrylic and maybe one good bend so far, I'm very picky and doing this by hand is tough. I've got the rig up with flex tube and though about since I don't want my computer down for a long amount of time as this is my only one, replace a piece or two at a time, which would mean draining and filling up, thinking about just distilled till I get the final piece then do the additive. Probably over a couple week span.

Curious, since this acrylic from McMaster's is UV resistant, wouldn't it be counter productive to use UV reactive fluids? Guess what should happen is a low amount of UV should go through the acrylic making UV fluid not worth it.
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well guys found an interesting video for those lovers of acrylics tubing but want bigger size 3/4 OD x 1/2 ID Hard acrylic.. the guys from mod zoo came up with a solution
it's very interesting, take a look.
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Since I'm going to be making a lot of changes trying to move to acrylic, I've got distilled water as flushing the system might be a common thing in the next couple weeks. Besides silver kill coil, what's everyone using in an acrylic loop fluid wise?

Did a quick check of the blocks and radiators, everything is Acetel, Nickel and Copper.
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Since I'm going to be making a lot of changes trying to move to acrylic, I've got distilled water as flushing the system might be a common thing in the next couple weeks. Besides silver kill coil, what's everyone using in an acrylic loop fluid wise?

Mayhem's pastel or X1. Silver kill coil not needed. wink.gif
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