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I know from reading that says you shoould always use the least amount of tube as needed but i'm wondering is a few inches really going to matter. After installing my first WC I noticed there is som extra tubing that could be cut off but maybe 2 to 3 inches at best. Any suggestions would be great.
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it wont affect your temps really aslong as the pump is not having trouble keeping the flow up. I shortend all my tubing and my temps didnt really change any.
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Won't matter all that much. It's aesthetics.
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The idea is that the longer the tubing the more the water pump has to deal with which will effect the performance negatively. Unless you are talking about something like a 5ft or more that can be cut out it won't matter. A couple of inches definitely won't hurt.
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The idea is that the longer the tubing the more the water pump has to deal with which will effect the performance negatively. Unless you are talking about something like a 5ft or more that can be cut out it won't matter. A couple of inches definitely won't hurt.
Depends on the pump also some can handle longer runs without it hurting their performance shabs pump is good for about 6 feet of tubing rads,blocks so on.
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post #7 of 10
I believe you need to check the "head" thats how much fluid it can push without putting a strain on the pump.Plus keep ur tubbing the biggest dia. you can so not to put undo restiction as well on it,imo
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post #8 of 10
Nahh, its not that big of a deal... if you had said 4-8 feet, or a meter or more... maybe try to work something out... but even in tube length there is some merit (more fluid, more surface area to be cooled), so dont loose sleep over it... hell my loop uses many feet of tubing... laf... Avoid cheap 90 degree plastic fittings and stuff though... little things like that seem to be quite poor at good flow.
 
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Won't matter at all
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post #10 of 10
Martin did some testing awhile back and a sharp 90 degree fitting is the same as 10 feet of tubing from a flow restriction point of view. As everyone else said a few inches will make no difference, even an extra foot won't have a material impact to your loop. Fittings and blocks are much more restrictive.
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