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I get that look in my sig rig with Barrow 14mm multi-link push in fittings and 14mm tubing. But your right 16mm needs to be in a big case and there is a slight change in the air right now with people downsizing their rigs and going with 12mm more for the SFF's.



Different strokes for different folks, i have an MATX case...but it's a rather large MATX case, with a huge window and i want to be able to show off the water cooling. I like your rig a lot, i didn't even know there's such thing as a 14mm tubing until now. Good to know, your fittings are not compression correct? You just push them in? Are they stable? i got the push in type of fittings too and i hope they don't fall out and ruin my PC.
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I get that look in my sig rig with Barrow 14mm multi-link push in fittings and 14mm tubing. But your right 16mm needs to be in a big case and there is a slight change in the air right now with people downsizing their rigs and going with 12mm more for the SFF's.



Different strokes for different folks, i have an MATX case...but it's a rather large MATX case, with a huge window and i want to be able to show off the water cooling. I like your rig a lot, i didn't even know there's such thing as a 14mm tubing until now. Good to know, your fittings are not compression correct? You just push them in? Are they stable? i got the push in type of fittings too and i hope they don't fall out and ruin my PC.

Thanks, I'm always still learning, but Barrow makes 14mm stuff, I love it, perfect size, good quality, and not overpriced yet. Only thing I wish I could get was 14mm petg, but haven't seen it yet.

The barrow hardline fittings use 3 o-rings so they are very secure in my experience. I have compressions on the actual components but the push-ins on the elbows. My next loop I'm going to use push-ins all the way around to give it that nice streamlined look with the tubing like you mentioned.

Barrow has also just released new hardline fittings in a bunch of colors. They are lower profile and slimmer so they give that push-in look but with the better security of compressions.
 
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Does anyone know where to get 12mm diameter silicon bending insert? The bitspower one i got at performance PC is a piece of crap insert, it's only 11mm and the bends look like ass because it gets crushed at the bend. Not sure why they make 11mm diameter bending rod for 12mm tubing, and advertise it as 12mm bending insert...then in small print says 11mm in size, +- 3%...turns out i got the -3% because my insert was smaller than 11mm, it falls right through the tube.

I've been all over ebay, all over amazon, can't seem to find a silicon rod that is 12mm in diameter. Or should i just get 14mm insert and sand it down?




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Does anyone know where to get 12mm diameter silicon bending insert? The bitspower one i got at performance PC is a piece of crap insert, it's only 11mm and the bends look like ass because it gets crushed at the bend. Not sure why they make 11mm diameter bending rod for 12mm tubing, and advertise it as 12mm bending insert...then in small print says 11mm in size, +- 3%...turns out i got the -3% because my insert was smaller than 11mm, it falls right through the tube.

I've been all over ebay, all over amazon, can't seem to find a silicon rod that is 12mm in diameter. Or should i just get 14mm insert and sand it down?




That sucks, i bought a bitspower 10mm silicone section along with their 10mm id tube. I think i'm gonna go test it today after seeing this post.

I would contact ppcs and see if they'll rma it even if you're past the return window. Or you could order the EK silicone tube. I would say try an find some automotive fuel line to do it but i know they don't make fuel hose in that size.
    
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That sucks, i bought a bitspower 10mm silicone section along with their 10mm id tube. I think i'm gonna go test it today after seeing this post.

I would contact ppcs and see if they'll rma it even if you're past the return window. Or you could order the EK silicone tube. I would say try an find some automotive fuel line to do it but i know they don't make fuel hose in that size.


I did contact them, they say bitspower bending inserts are 11mm for 12mm ID tubing...which is so dumb, anyways i'm over it, shopping elsewhere for a 12mm size rod now.


as for your 10mm bending insert, mine was exactly 10mm, it fits super tight, you'd have to use soap and water to get the insert in there...this is what i prefer as you bend, the full thickness of the insert will retain the shape, or else it'll get crushed at the bend.

10mm insert

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Rubber-Cord-3-8-0-375-9-525mm-for-Bending-Rigid-Acrylic-PETG-Tubing-/221774664407?hash=item33a2ccd2d7:g:exkAAOSwNSxVV8Bl


That's where i got mine from and it was an exact fit.
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I did contact them, they say bitspower bending inserts are 11mm for 12mm ID tubing...which is so dumb, anyways i'm over it, shopping elsewhere for a 12mm size rod now.


as for your 10mm bending insert, mine was exactly 10mm, it fits super tight, you'd have to use soap and water to get the insert in there...this is what i prefer as you bend, the full thickness of the insert will retain the shape, or else it'll get crushed at the bend.

10mm insert

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Rubber-Cord-3-8-0-375-9-525mm-for-Bending-Rigid-Acrylic-PETG-Tubing-/221774664407?hash=item33a2ccd2d7:g:exkAAOSwNSxVV8Bl


That's where i got mine from and it was an exact fit.

I just tested mine, not quite as bad as the pic you posted but the tube just slides right in. Its too small as well. Why do they even bother selling bending cord if its not the right size? What a bunch of crap. I would have been so pissed if i had started my hardline build in a couple weeks to find out the silicone bending cord is the wrong size. So glad i saw your post, i'll be ordering that bending cord today. thumb.gif


    
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Yeah mine has a much bigger gap, u can test bend it and see if you get a clean bend or not...the one i linked you fit like this






I used the Primo Chill 3/8" inner diameter 1/2" OD PETG tubing.

http://www.amazon.com/PrimoChilll-2in-Rigid-PETG-36in/dp/B00N56YYNK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1456847572&sr=8-7&keywords=primochill+PETG
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Yeah mine has a much bigger gap, u can test bend it and see if you get a clean bend or not...the one i linked you fit like this






I used the Primo Chill 3/8" inner diameter 1/2" OD PETG tubing.

http://www.amazon.com/PrimoChilll-2in-Rigid-PETG-36in/dp/B00N56YYNK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1456847572&sr=8-7&keywords=primochill+PETG

yeah i'm gonna test bend today. One of my acrylic tubes shipped with a crack near the end of it, will make a good test piece. Unfortunately that ebay seller you linked won't ship to po boxes but only ships usps. Ugh. Usps forces us to have po boxes here since they won't deliver to physical addresses. Gonna have to find a different bending cord if this one doesnt work.
    
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cannot find 12mm anywhere, so i ordered 14mm and is going to sand it down until it fits just right...i have to redo these lines i'm not happy with it.

you see where the bend is? the tube collapses right here all the time and make it look skinny, i heat up a wide area too and get same result..

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May be way out of the ballpark but can you buy some silicone from hardware store and pour it in a spare piece of tubing and let it cure to make your own?
 
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