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post #11 of 20
thought about it, then stopped.......increased weght and theefoe stress n compnens......and too diffcult to disconnect and work around.....
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post #12 of 20
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on a side note, What clamps are you using on your tubing? I have the Clearflex 60 1/2" id and 3/4" od. I got some clamps from voyeurmods.com, these to be specific. I noticed that alot of people are using that style clamp. Mine seem like kinda small. I have to use pliers to close them and only like 2-3 teeth grab on each side. Where can I get bigger clamps? or are these ok to use?
    
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
i second that, or make your own. anyone ever thought of making a pure copper plumbing W/C setup?
Yeah, it's been done before, but as Hardwater mentioned, it is a b!$ch to work on/with. It sure does look pretty sweet though.
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post #14 of 20
hehe...i've seen it done with stainless steel flex tubing. It looks pretty cool, but that stuff is expensive.
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Sweet stuff.
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post #16 of 20
if you need to use elbows like that, make SURE that you put them atleast 2" in front of the pump inlet/outlet, otherwise you're creating too much restriction close to the pump, which will degrade performance more severely than just an elbow would when placed in the right spot

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post #17 of 20
If you must use elbows, try this:

Get 2 22.5 fittings, one after the other. That way, you create a more gradual bend instead of one sharp bend. It will increase flow, I can guarantee it.
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post #18 of 20
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Well what I did was because the bend wasn't too sharp, I took some of the left over clamps and put them around the hose and made it round again. It only took like 3 - 4 of them, and its perfect. Thanks for all the input!!
    
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post #19 of 20
To answer your original post--those particular elbows Rock--they have the thinnest wall possible for max ID
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post #20 of 20
i still think elbows are superfluous.....just let the tubing go through its natural bend, it'ss work just fine, and there will be no flow restrictions.....
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