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My 1/2 Tygon tubing isn't cutting it. Kinks, too big, etc.

What 7/16 to get?

ID of 5/8 or 11/16? 5/8 probably, eh?
    
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lol how much 1/2inch did you order?
Really kinks!!! hmmm thats weird, check out pics of my system, its all 1/2inch 5/8 OD. And i got it around just fine....
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I really like my Tygon 3603 7/16"ID, 5/8"OD tubing, but have had trouble with kinks on some cheap 1/2" ID 5/8"OD stuff from Home Depot.

I figured as long as its the tygon 3603 stuff, you'd be fine, but the thicker the sidewall, the tighter the radius you can do.

Per the chart here:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/tubing.html

Tygon R3603 5/8" OD
The 7/16ID min radius = 1-3/4"
The 1/2ID min radius = 2-7/8"


And 1/2"ID, 3/4" OD min radius = 1 1/2"
    
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Im using a Masterkleer and Tygon combo, with the master on the more straighter points and tygon on the bends.
The masterkleer really stands up great, and im really impressed with it.
The tygon does have a tighter bend radius than the master, but not by much at all.
Im using 1/2ID, 5/8OD.
Look at my setup, i need those bends lol...its a bit tight but the tubing did well.
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Im using a Masterkleer and Tygon combo, with the master on the more straighter points and tygon on the bends.
The masterkleer really stands up great, and im really impressed with it.
The tygon does have a tighter bend radius than the master, but not by much at all.
Im using 1/2ID, 5/8OD.
Look at my setup, i need those bends lol...its a bit tight but the tubing did well.
Yeah thats the way to do it..No need paying a premium price for Tygon for all of it just the tightest bends...I really like Masterkleer tubing to...

....http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odmagepu.html
7/16"x5/8" Masterkleer

....http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odtyrlat.html
7/16x5/8" Tygon
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Yeah thats the way to do it..No need paying a premium price for Tygon for all of it just the tightest bends...I really like Masterkleer tubing to...
Yup, me too, that masterkleer really puts up a good fight, and the price/quality, i'd say is great. Also when the water heats up a bit when running in your system, the tubing sofens up as well, and that masterkleer really shines then, the bend radius before kinkinging becomes less as well.

just noticed that, so measuring the bend radius while dry and cool, is not a real "in pc" scenario. Because the tubing will heat up in there.
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Yup, me too, that masterkleer really puts up a good fight, and the price/quality, i'd say is great. Also when the water heats up a bit when running in your system, the tubing sofens up as well, and that masterkleer really shines then, the bend radius before kinkinging becomes less as well.

just noticed that, so measuring the bend radius while dry and cool, is not a real "in pc" scenario. Because the tubing will heat up in there.
Oh Yeah it does that..It will take on a set after a while to then its hard to straighten it out after its been in there a while...For .59c a foot I lave the stuff... ...Thin wall Tygon doesn't even really out bend it that much that I can tell....
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Oh Yeah it does that..It will take on a set after a while to then its hard to straighten it out after its been in there a while...For .59c a foot I lave the stuff... ...Thin wall Tygon doesn't even really out bend it that much that I can tell....
lol, like in the pic, those 2 bends are made from masterkleer and tygoon.
with the tygon i even used more tubing, but that master really gives a nice bend there! and no kinking what so ever!
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Yeah exactly what I've always found to... Masterkleer is high quality tubing..A lot of people think because its so cheap its not any good and nothing could be further from the truth...I've used both and I would just as soon use Masterkleer..
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yup, plus as you can see in the pic, if you look closer, masterkleer has that nice clear look, while the tygon is a bit opaque and translucent, lol dont know if those are the right spellings, but you get what i mean
1st time using both masterkleer and tygon for me, so im really glad i ordered just 5ft of tygoon and 20ft of master, used all the tygon but have some masterkleer still left over, thats alot of tubing in my case there hahah.
now got to use some more zipties and seal those joins up.
so Ira, think my setup is a bit too much? LoL?
you cant even see the blocks haha
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