I can't actually say if it was the Walker brand tubing or not
Originally Posted by ProfeZZor X
Anyone have experience with the Walker clear vinyl tubing they sell at Home Depot?
I ended up replacing half of my clear tubing this weekend, but fell short of finishing because I ran out. Then today, I remember reading a post somewhere in this thread about going to your local hardware store to get some. So today at lunch I did just that... Lowe's didn't have any, so I tried my luch at Home Depot, since they're right down the street from work. The Walker hose is of a similar consistency as the Danger Den tubing, but it seems just a hair more stiffer.
The three downsides of the Walker tubing is that slight density increase, it's not UV reactive, and there are black ink markers on the tubing at each foot. But the good thing about this tubing is that at least if I need to replace a section in a hurry, I don't have to wait for it to arrive in the mail.
- but I did buy some from Home Depot that was just plain clear tubing. It was ok to use in a pinch, but I found that that "stiffness" dissipated with a little heat. In fact, at full load, I had to watch the loop coming off my GPU or it would go flaccid and kink. It didn't try to melt or anything - just lost a good bit of its stiffness and was easily pliable between your fingers. So just check the temp rating, otherwise it should work fine.
Edit: I checked - mine was WATTS as well, both the plain and the fiber reinforced - only the fiber reinforced didn't have the pliability issue.
If you want something that will be durable, as well as readily available, I use this from Home Depot. It will plasticize over time (as most all tubing does now days) but I like it. It's very sturdy and hard to kink, so you can form a pretty tight radius with it....best of all it's CHEAP!
I have pics of it in use in my sig rig Domino.
If you are looking to show off your Mayhems Aurora or something of the like - then this probably won't work for you. It's not bad looking tubing, but the fiber reinforcement hinders a clear view of the fluid inside.Edited by NostraD - 9/24/12 at 9:00pm