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post #11 of 20
3/8" x 1/2" Tygon on 3/8" Bitspower barbs.
post #12 of 20
1/2 ID 3/4 OD Tygon on Bitspower Rotary Compressions...
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Originally Posted by CP2 View Post
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=503

They look stylish and might give me good security.

I got the same hose clamp from Koolance but for OD 3/4" and it works really great and for $0.99, you can't beat that. Mine have been in use for over a year now.
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post #14 of 20
7/16" Clear Tygon on 1/2" Black Bitspower Barbs. I used to use 1/2" tubing on 1/2" compression fittings. and before that 1/2" tubing on EK 1/2" fittings with clamps.

Compression fittings are a right PITA, they hurt you thumbs doing them up; they cost a lot and its not nearly as secure as 7/16" on 1/2" barbs or 1/2" on 1/2" barbs with clamps. Doesn't take that much force to yank tubing out from a compression fitting
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7/16 ftw
post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivarthcaz View Post
1/2 ID x 3/4 OD tubing and bitspower compression fittings here. Only complaint about the fittings is their price Barbs and clamps or zipties will work well if you're tight on the budget though.
This. Not that you'll ever reclaim the cost, but once you've bought them, they're in your loop for life.
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post #17 of 20
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Thanks for all the feed back. Seems like any of these solutions would do. Now to make the decision of looks or budget. Don't think the budget will be a huge factor though.
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post #18 of 20
I've been using 1/2 id barbs 7/16 tubing... works good... you could even go clampless... I still have clamps on mine but... as the whole water in the computer thing freaks me out... it works good.. I didn't even boil the end of the tube... enough fenagling makes them go on...
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post #19 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDMAXX View Post
I've been using 1/2 id barbs 7/16 tubing... works good... you could even go clampless... I still have clamps on mine but... as the whole water in the computer thing freaks me out... it works good.. I didn't even boil the end of the tube... enough fenagling makes them go on...
I'm like you. Water in the computer freaks me out. But I'm confident that I will take my time and get it right.
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post #20 of 20
Those Koolance clamps are common 'Corbin Clamps' you can pick up at the auto parts store.

Cheaper and no shipping (minus the Koolance logo of course)
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