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I know you should never have your tubes touching each other but can you use zip ties/case ties to move them out of the way of each other?
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sure

As long as they aren't kinked or touching something abrasive etc., go for it.
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post #3 of 16
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sure

As long as they aren't kinked or touching something abrasive etc., go for it.
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Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post
I know you should never have your tubes touching each other but can you use zip ties/case ties to move them out of the way of each other?
I would reccommend you get velcro ties instead of plain old plastic ones. That way if you ever want to move the tubes around there isn't the touch and go moment where you're trying to cut the zip tie, but don't want to punch a hole in the tube.
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Why shouldn't tubes be touching each other?
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Hot and cold.. its simply a heat transfer issue.

You could create home made widget in this ... ) ( ...basic from wood or plastic to space them so that they could be attached to one another.
Wood you say, sure, any soft wood and then put a few coats of DupluiColor fill primer, sand and paint and it will look good
    
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I seriously wouldn't mind if the tubes were touching or not. Sure it may help maybe a 0.0001C or so.

But more importantly - Kinking is a more serious issue. Also securing the tubing VERY WELL is crutial with Metal barbs on a CPU - gets hot and make the plastic more elastic - and it can slip off.

It was a 90F+ day and my computer was near the window - tube slipped of the CPU block and CPU thermal shutoff. woot.

Tubing is very tough, I cant even bite through a 3/4" tubing wall... let alone tear it. Makes a good dog toy... until they choke on it.
    
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Originally Posted by pn0yb0i View Post
I seriously wouldn't mind if the tubes were touching or not. Sure it may help maybe a 0.0001C or so.

But more importantly - Kinking is a more serious issue. Also securing the tubing VERY WELL is crutial with Metal barbs on a CPU - gets hot and make the plastic more elastic - and it can slip off.

It was a 90F+ day and my computer was near the window - tube slipped of the CPU block and CPU thermal shutoff. woot.

Tubing is very tough, I cant even bite through a 3/4" tubing wall... let alone tear it. Makes a good dog toy... until they choke on it.
Worm style clamps FTW!!!

If u got 1/8" walls on ur tubing i dont think that matters if it touches or not. i touch the tubes before on the before and after side of the radiator and it doesnt feel any different.
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post #9 of 16
I used worm style clamps before - MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SMALLEST SIZE POSSIBLE.

Mine caused a leak because it didn't conform with the "Circle" shape of the tube because it was too big:



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I used worm style clamps before - MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SMALLEST SIZE POSSIBLE.

Mine caused a leak because it didn't conform with the "Circle" shape of the tube because it was too big:

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MSPAIN ftw. ( not a typo )
Yep, same thing happened to me actually. Traced it to a worm gear clamp of "questionable" quality. Good thing I always pressure test my loops at 20 PSI .
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