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14mm Bitspower PETG OD / 11mm ID bending issues

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

i am currently working on a new system. And i went into the adventure of using hardline in this build. My first time and i know that how many videos and tutorials you watch you will need to practice a lot.




My problem is that i cant create a good consistent bend with this tube. I found out after i bought it that this tubes is using 11mm ID instead of 10mm that XSPC has. My insert was 10mm and was VERY loose in the tube. Even trying to put it in warm water didnt help fill out the tube.

Is that a reason why i see a lot of bulging on the bends? Its almost either flat outside or inside or even slightly kinked and or if it is not collapsing a lot it is just bowing out in the 90. Sorry i dont have a good picture right now.

So my questions is if anyone used this particular tubing and bent it ? And if so what insert where you using and is this my problem or just how it is.


Maybe i should have just used the 12mm OD or the 16mm ... sigh

Regards,
post #2 of 4
I would have recommended the 12 mm unless you are in some gigantic case where it looks weired. However, the 12 mm is good because it can fit better in tight places like on bends or small blocks. There is no benefit to using larger tubing.

As far as the insert goes, you need one that fits in the tube tightly to get nice bends. Also when bending it is good to use a slight bit of tension.

I have never worked with that tubing so I can't give you any recommendations.
post #3 of 4
a proper sized bending cord should make all of that go away! you could also just get new 10mmID tubing but thats up to you thumb.gif

btw I love my 14mm tubing heart.gif
I've used 12 and felt it just looked too small
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Yeah that was my problem too. I mean i build currently in the NZXT Manta. It is not a very big case but also not too tiny with the panels on.

I felt that 14mm was a great compromise instead of 16mm that would just been to big.

Well it seems no one is really using this tube. And i found one insert from bitspower that is meant for it but no one is carrying it in the states.

Maybe i try the XSPC PETG. That is 14/10mm
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