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Hey OCN.
My question is kind of basic, but here goes anyway:
Can I use 11mm OD antikink coils on 13mm OD tubes, or will that look ugly?
Could I eventually use 14mm OD antikink coils on 13mm OD tubes, or would that be too lose? Please, reason your answer.

Thing is, I have settled for 13mm tubing, but can't for the life of me find 13mm antikink coils.
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post #2 of 7
13mm = 0.511mm IN.

and here's a whole bunch of em

i have the primochill uv blue ones and they really glow. i would say you could use ones that are a little smaller, but they will put indentions in your tubing... i dont know if you could wrap larger ones a little tighter, but i think it'd be best to go with the right size
Edited by eloverton2 - 12/23/10 at 12:21am
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Quote:
13mm = 0.511mm
Dont think so bro
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haha my bad i meant that to say 13mm = 0.511 inches

conversion fail...
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post #5 of 7
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Elverton: Yeah I know they exist, but I can't find them on any of the three shops I'll be ordering from.
Might have to go with 16/10mm tubing... But I am not sure if a 16/10mm compression fitting will fit on a MCW80?
EDIT Will 16/10mm tubing be more kink-resistant than 13/10mm due to the thickness of the PVC?
Edited by ScurK - 12/23/10 at 4:34am
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The thicker the walls, the more pressure it will take to kink. One of my 1/2" ID tubes has a slight kink, even with kink coil on it, but that's because the loop is in such a tight space. It took a lot to get it to kink.
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Great info, thanks a bunch. Looks like I'm getting some 16/10mm tubing, then
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