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So i picked up new set of tubes from NCIX, it's Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT UV Blue. it as obviously rolled up like all tubes and when i opened about beginning and the end of tubes about 5 or 6 inches were kind of ovalized from the way it was rolled up in. Should i throw those away? something I should worry about? or if i use it in a loop is it going to go back into round shape?

these tubes are a lot stiffer than the feser one tubes I have right now, feser precut ones were packed so much nicer

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=21328&...ure=Primochill

edit: I guess to be more precise, it's shape(last 6 inches of one end and the other end) is the shape if you bend the tube too much so it's almost rupturing. like doing tight bends
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post #2 of 10
it should be fine once you get it setup and get some water preasure on it
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not sure if it's noticeable over picture but


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post #4 of 10
It will be fine. Once you put some hot water under pressure through it. If you are really worried, you can just run HOT tap water through it and manually press it back into shape. It will recover most of its shape just by being hot. It was formed round so it naturally wants to return to that shape.
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btw what do you guys use to cut the tube clean?
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btw what do you guys use to cut the tube clean?
Scissors or you can get a tube cutter from home depot, etc.
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Kwikcut tube cutter from Sidewinders, makes a perfect cut everytime
    
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with scissors I get ugly cuts and layers
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I use a razor blade. keep one on my desk for whatever I feel I need it for.
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Sharp knive will serve this cutting or even better
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/PC-1375
Very nice color of tube. You wont see any irregular shapes once it gets in your case.
Edited by DirectOverkill - 3/8/11 at 2:17am
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