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having a hard time figuring things out.

i want to get 1/2" ID 5/8" OD copper pipping. but i havent a clue what fittings work with this.

i saw the ek hd fittings go to 12mm/16mm i know these measurements are close but i def dont want a leak.

any thoughts or suggestions?
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Where are you getting the tubing sizes? That would be some rediculously thick, heavy, expensive, hard to manage stuff. Look here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-red-metal-hollow-tubing/=p8z4a2
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i meant 1/2" id x 3/8" od. home depot has it for like 30 bucks for 20 feet or something like that
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Imperial tubing will not work with EK metric fittings. It fits of course but it is not secure at all and will most likely leak.

For imperial tubing the hard line fittings are the primochill rigid compressions. They fit 3/8 ID x 1/2 OD tubing.
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Imperial tubing will not work with EK metric fittings. It fits of course but it is not secure at all and will most likely leak.

For imperial tubing the hard line fittings are the primochill rigid compressions. They fit 3/8 ID x 1/2 OD tubing.

i got ya, i just wanted 1/2" id frown.gif
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That would be some huge copper pipe...
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my tubing now is 1/2" id x 3/4" od
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my tubing now is 1/2" id x 3/4" od

Plastic, right? Thats not all that uncommon, but running copper pipe that thick is unheard of.
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my tubing now is 1/2" id x 3/4" od

You should read through the Pipe Bending 101 thread. Lots of good information there on copper tube diameters and fittings.

There are two sizes in common use for water cooling a system with copper tubing: 10mm OD (8mm ID) and 12mm OD (10mm ID). There are fittings readily available for those tube sizes from places like Aquatuning, Performance PCs, Frozen CPU, etc. My latest build uses the smaller 10mm OD tubing (TH10 by Escovado). My previous system used the 1/2 inch ID Tygon tubing. I can say that I have no descernable difference in the temperatures from my old system and the new one. Don't worry about the smaller inner diameter with the copper tubing.
Edited by Escovado - 11/5/13 at 12:16pm
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