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post #11 of 17
I used silicone tube probably 10 years ago.
One of the UK shops stocked it

I was using half inch I'd tube with quite a thick wall so it was pprett chunky stuff.

It worked really nicely, bent very well and sealed onto barbs well as it was so soft.

From memory it went slightly yellow with age but this might have been contamination in the water.

It's good stuff but I'm using tygon on my new build.
post #12 of 17
Okay I will bite but why use this stuff over Norprene? Tygon Norprene bends easier than normal tube, has no plasticizers, is resistant to most chemical's, oils, acids. Gas lines are made from norprene as are hydraulic oil lines, if its good enough for those things I think its good enough for a loop.

Also dont buy into the "kink restiant" Norprene says that too but it kinks a lot easier than my Primochill adv lrt.
Kinda goes with the territory, easier to bend = easier to kink.
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I have no idea what Norprene is, first heard of it.

If its the thing insulation for subzero uses, then I have a little bit of idea on what it is
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I have no idea what Norprene is, first heard of it.

If its the thing insulation for subzero uses, then I have a little bit of idea on what it is

Norprene is Tygons custom version of Neoprene

It is expensive though, about 5-7 dollars a foot. If you can find it not many watercooling shops carry it these days. You can buy from Tygon for $325 for a 50ft roll.
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http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/files/specsheets/FT-Norprene-Chemical.pdf
It says noroprene has much more life span than silicone tubes.
Also silicone tubes is not chemical proof, but the noroprene is
post #16 of 17
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http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/files/specsheets/FT-Norprene-Chemical.pdf
It says noroprene has much more life span than silicone tubes.
Also silicone tubes is not chemical proof, but the noroprene is

Ya thats why I said why use silicon when we got norprene smile.gif its expensive but I like it very much. So much so I plan to buy a 50 ft box.
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Nice information + Rep for that thumb.gif

Noroprene = Best tubes ever biggrin.gif
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