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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by amantonas;11816285 
For a tight seal, 7/16 with 1/2 barbs.

Totally agree with Amantonas. Good balance of low restriction and very tight seal. Get a cup of hot water to hold the tube ends in for a few min to make sliding them on easier. You can also use mechanix gloves with grip fingers to save your fingers.

You don't really need clamps with this set up, but you can use any decent clamp for extra insurance.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by RatDog View Post
Totally agree with Amantonas. Good balance of low restriction and very tight seal. Get a cup of hot water to hold the tube ends in for a few min to make sliding them on easier. You can also use mechanix gloves with grip fingers to save your fingers.

You don't really need clamps with this set up, but you can use any decent clamp for extra insurance.
If you're using at all stubby barbs (I have some from Swiftech that are quite short), and have close-quarters turns in the hose-I wouldn't do without clamps. That is me though.
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post #13 of 21
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If you're using at all stubby barbs (I have some from Swiftech that are quite short), and have close-quarters turns in the hose-I wouldn't do without clamps. That is me though.
Totally agree if you are using stubby barbs you should go clamps even with smaller diameter tube. Just the pump vibration might cause it to pull off. I was talking about full barbs.
post #14 of 21
I use bitspower 1/2" barbs with primochill 1/2" I/D 3/4" OD tubing without any zip ties or barbs.

Tubing is stuck on there pretty well. Takes a lot of force to get off. But 7/16" is even better on 1/2" barbs.

If you use EK barbs or stubies you must use clamps or at minimum zip ties.
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post #15 of 21
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I have same clamps as that picture on page one. 7/16th tube with 1/2 barbs. Which brand you reccomend. Ill make sure to gibe reps when I get home. Thanks for info :-)
post #16 of 21
skinnelabs did a test on tubing. If you have a lot of bends in your loop then I would go with primo chill, but tygon is very good as well. Never had an issue with either one.
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post #17 of 21
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I'm not sure which 1/2 barbs to go with. I want reallly good ones so i can use my good clamps (Same as in pic in 1st page). Do you think 1/2 tubing will still be ok or does it really matter?
post #18 of 21
Tygon FTW...a proven winner!!!
post #19 of 21
1/2 tubing is fine, thats what I use.

I have found bitspower barbs to be the best, they tend to suck the life out of the tube when you slip it on. Its hard as hell to take off the tubing, I have to use a small flat head to peal off very slowly.

I've used bitspower, enzotech, ek, dangerden, and swiftech barbs. There is a reason bitspower is more expensive than the others.
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post #20 of 21
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Thx guys, everything is finally installed. i used the good hose clamps and tygon 1/2 tubing.
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