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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by B7ADE View Post
From personal experience, if I do another WC system I would never go for 1/2" ID. It's harder in bends and isn't a whole lot better(performance wise) than 3/8" ID. 1/4" ID seems to thin and probably has less resistance to kinking than the larger ones. I say go for the 3/8" ID.
I agree, 1/2 ID can be very hard to work with you need strong steady hands, and sharp bends can put a lot more stress on components. From what I have read you won't see a serious decrease in flow using 3/8 ID vs. 1/2. However with a larger pump for a multi-PC configuration then larger tubing would be better.
Edited by freakman300 - 1/24/11 at 10:25pm
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post #12 of 31
Generally ~8, but I would suggest ordering 10 to be safe.
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Thanks a lot guys, you are all an incredible amount of help.
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It's not any better performance-wise, anyway; using the same flowrates, you actually get more pressure out of 3/8"ID.
Thought so, I never really looked up tests so I just played it safe and said what I did. I'm assuming that 3/8" ID is the best compromise for flow/pressure?
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post #15 of 31
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Thought so, I never really looked up tests so I just played it safe and said what I did. I'm assuming that 3/8" ID is the best compromise for flow/pressure?
Correct.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=147767

(It's easier to overlook quick-fit results as quick-fit fittings generally aren't used very often.)
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post #16 of 31
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Awesome! and OP 10ft should be plenty(even if you waste some). I'm doing the same thing as yours and still have couple feet left.
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post #17 of 31
10 is usually enough. But you WILL end up tweaking your setup sometime down the line, so I would shoot for 15 to save on time and shipping the next time around.
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post #18 of 31
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Yeah and I'm gonna get 15 too just in case something goes wrong. How do you end the tube? Cut it with a pair of scissors? Sorry, first WC experiment.
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Yeah and I'm gonna get 15 too just in case something goes wrong. How do you end the tube? Cut it with a pair of scissors? Sorry, first WC experiment.
Scissors work pretty good, I wouldn't recommend a knife(I always get slanted cuts). If you want to get fancy there are pipe cutters that work great and you can get them at your local hardware/automotive store. I've used them and its like a knife blade on a rail that gets you very flush and clean cuts.
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post #20 of 31
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Scissors work pretty good

these are the ones i use:


but you can use any decent scissors.
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