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This fitting 

Barrow 90 Degrees Angle Double Compression Fitting For 12mm Rigid Tube Black

 

and 

 

this tubing

PrimoChilll 1/2in. Rigid PETG Tube 36in

http://www.amazon.com/PrimoChilll-2in-Rigid-PETG-36in/dp/B00N57R1FM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1455141297&sr=8-6&keywords=primochill+rigid+tubing

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If 1/2 inch converts to 12MM then I think it should work

Although 1/2 Inch may convert to 12MM, both measurments are still slightly diffrtent from each other.
Same as allen keys, using imperial size for metric applications may mean the measurments are slightly off and it will be slightly loose or tight.

To be fully safe I think you'd want to use 1/2 Inch fitting

Edit:
If 1/2 inch converts to 12MM
Using 12MM fitting for a 1/2 Inch tube will mean the same as allen keys,
The 1/2Inch tube will be slightly too small and leaking may happen

I googled up 1/2 inch
It converts to 12.7MM
So it may mean its too big to fit in
Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 2/10/16 at 2:14pm
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In my experience I've never had good luck trying to mate metric and imperial fittings and tubing. You should buy the same tube size for the fitting you chose. All tube types are made in all sizes so it shouldn't be an issue finding what you need.
 
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In my experience I've never had good luck trying to mate metric and imperial fittings and tubing.
Yeah I don't think it will fit, I think were getting to the result where 1/2 inch tubes need a 1/2Inch fitting to work
1/2Inch = 12.7MM and using 12MM or 13MM FIttings means it will not fit
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It is definitely best to stick with fittings and tubing with the same actual measurements (metric vs standard). I spent forever finding hardline fittings and tubing that I liked and went together
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Originally Posted by 0ldChicken View Post

It is definitely best to stick with fittings and tubing with the same actual measurements (metric vs standard). I spent forever finding hardline fittings and tubing that I liked and went together

You can thank Monsoon and Alpha cool / Aquatuning for that with their insistence on using metric and imperial measures as interchangeable.

When it comes to mixing manufacturers and sizes you can sometimes get away with using tube that is smaller than the fitting size because there is always some degree of variation anyway but for the OP the fitting is 12mm and the tube 1/2"/12.7mm so it won't fit without sanding the tube down in size.
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You can thank Monsoon and Alpha cool / Aquatuning for that with their insistence on using metric and imperial measures as interchangeable.

When it comes to mixing manufacturers and sizes you can sometimes get away with using tube that is smaller than the fitting size because there is always some degree of variation anyway but for the OP the fitting is 12mm and the tube 1/2"/12.7mm so it won't fit without sanding the tube down in size.
yeah i can't believe they do that, mixing 12.7mm and 13mm doesn't sit right with me, and they should make it abundantly clear exactly what size their products are.

I would feel extremely uncomfortable using smaller tubing than the fitting is designed for. All my 14mm tubing was within .1mm, the fittings are a bit harder to define with rubber o rings, but anything smaller than 13.7mm would surely be a leak waiting to happen.
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