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Mmm... supple.


heh... Ya... one of my Lady-friends popped into my mind when I typed that!
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Like I said - it's all personal preference. I bought some Home Depot tubing and threw it all out. To me it was crap. I use either Tygon or Masterkleer.
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Started with Tygon 3603, but after enough splicing and rebuilds, I actually prefer Masterkleer.

Not only is it 1/6th the prices of tygon, it nearly has the same flexibility, and much much more flexible than the storebought PVC stuff. Also after several rebuilds with tygon in tandem, it seems to stay clear longer than my Tygon did.

Now I don't even think twice, I just get another 20' of this stuff, it never fails me and works great:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odmagepu.html

Tygon is more flexible, but I don't think it has any better bend radius before kinking.

Here is a good review of 18 different tubing types:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=157370
    
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Here is a good review of 18 different tubing types:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=157370
I type WAY too slow for you and Ira ... that's all I gotta say.
post #15 of 21
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Started with Tygon 3603, but after enough splicing and rebuilds, I actually prefer Masterkleer.

Not only is it 1/6th the prices of tygon, it nearly has the same flexibility, and much much more flexible than the storebought PVC stuff. Also after several rebuilds with tygon in tandem, it seems to stay clear longer than my Tygon did.

Now I don't even think twice, I just get another 20' of this stuff, it never fails me and works great:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/7id5odmagepu.html

Tygon is more flexible, but I don't think it has any better bend radius before kinking.

Here is a good review of 18 different tubing types:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=157370
Second Masterkleer over Tygon. Masterkleer tubing resists kinking while staying easy to bend in your case.
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post #16 of 21
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Initially, I am constrained to 3/8" because of the barbs on the Apogee drive pump.

Is 7/16" recommended over 1/2"? In the 7/16", is 5/8" OD, 3/32" wall a better choice than 11/16" OD, 1/8" wall?

Thanks for all your responses,

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The thicker wall will help your bends a little...If you don't have a lot of bends I'd just go with the 7/16x5/8" stuff.... A lot of guys will use Masterkleer on the straight runs and the Tygon on any really bad bends...Masterkleer will bend about as well anyway...I don't even like Tygon its gummy and crappy feeling to me, I'd prefer Masterkleer even if it cost as much as the Tygon....

You can fit 3/8" tubing on 1/2" barbs and still get good flow, I'd just use the 7/16" since it will be a little easier to get on your barbs and will still be compact..The only time I use full 1/2x3/4" or larger is on external type rigs, I want every bit of flow i can get then and the little extra volume....

This is good for full 1/2x3/4"..1/2x3/4"..They have 3/8" Masterkleer there to....I usually just buy it in bulk from here....McMaster-Carr
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post #18 of 21
I use masterkleer since its so cheap and if the bends are too tight, ill just use coolsleeves. I think Cathar said that 7/16 was better because it puts less pressure on the barbs or something and that the ID of barbs is usually 7/16 anyways.
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I'm not a big fan of it. I like Masterkleer! 7/16ID 5/8 OD to be exact.
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I use masterkleer since its so cheap and if the bends are too tight, ill just use coolsleeves. I think Cathar said that 7/16 was better because it puts less pressure on the barbs or something and that the ID of barbs is usually 7/16 anyways.
Yeah thats a good point I forgot about that, it helps to keep the tubing torqe from twisting your block of the die a little, helps to keep it flat...
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