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Pinched my 7/8 Tygon tubing last night - Risky to continue using now?

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Hi,

I have a standard radiator to pump to res loop and last night I noticed my tube was pinched behind the retaining wall and clamp that holds my resevoir against the case wall. The thing has a sharp plastic edge and I noticed that the tubing has what looks like a couple scratches now where it got kinked. Looks like a cut almost but doesn't leak. Is it still safe to use the system?

Thanks.
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How deep is the cut? Water cooling loops don't run at all that high of a fluid pressure and a cut won't be likely to burst the pipe unless it's cut extremely close to the inside wall. Or flexing may damage it. However it depends how deep.
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I can't tell how deep it goes. I can feel a depression with my thumb where it got linked but could not get a catch. I experimented with some spare tygon and it seemed impossible to leave a permanent mark unless I took a pocket knife to it under pressure. But there is a visible line now where the edge of the case reservoir holder dug into it. Wrapped it in electrical tape. Will keep on eye on it for leaks now. Fortunately the hardware in there is obsolete. May have to eventually repair the tube by either placing a new stretch (pain) or using a connector to hold it together.

Thanks.
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