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I need tubing for my CPU-only loop.
Clear, or if possible, a transparent light blue would be epic. But I'm expecting clear.
Any suggestions for tubing that does not kink easy and is durable?

7/16" ID x 5/8" OD
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7/16x5/8 I like Primochill. Tygon too, though I think it only comes from them in 1/2x5/8 not the 7/16 ID.

Tygon here.

Primochill.

Same price for these, I'd say the Tygon is a bit softer, the Primochill doesn't have any printing on it. The Tygon printing wipes off easily though. I've had Tygon and liked it, the problem is that dyes will stain it over time (as with any tubing). Primochill also will come in UV Blue, Green, Red, White in your specs.
Edited by SaltwaterCooled - 3/14/11 at 7:51pm
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled View Post
7/16x5/8 I like Primochill. Tygon too, though I think it only comes from them in 1/2x5/8 not the 7/16 ID.

Tygon here.

Primochill.

Same price for these, I'd say the Tygon is a bit softer, the Primochill doesn't have any printing on it. The Tygon printing wipes off easily though. I've had Tygon and liked it, the problem is that dyes will stain it over time (as with any tubing). Primochill also will come in UV Blue, Green, Red, White in your specs.
Totally agree with this, but wanted to add that I've found Primochill a bit harder to kink on tight bends. (Also subsequently harder to work with, lol)
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Tygon... you can dye (stain) it, too. Nothing is as nice as Tygon. Tygon makes tubing that is used in research and industry the world over. Primochill buys tubing from someone else and re-sells it. They may have chosen a decent tube, but with Tygon you know what you're getting from lot to lot.
     
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Tygon... you can dye (stain) it, too. Nothing is as nice as Tygon. Tygon makes tubing that is used in research and industry the world over. Primochill buys tubing from someone else and re-sells it. They may have chosen a decent tube, but with Tygon you know what you're getting from lot to lot.
Tygon = Win. Aside from getting cloudy with dye it's the best stuff I've ever used. I absolutely agree, I just couldn't get it in colors so I went Primochill.
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Tygon... you can dye (stain) it, too. Nothing is as nice as Tygon. Tygon makes tubing that is used in research and industry the world over. Primochill buys tubing from someone else and re-sells it. They may have chosen a decent tube, but with Tygon you know what you're getting from lot to lot.
Not to say you're incorrect, but can you provide a source regarding Primochill being a rebadge? Everything I've ever read indicates that Primochill makes their own tubing and intentionally makes their product without any sort of marking on it for aesthetics. (Tygon makes great plastics, but I'd like to see more on this information regarding Primochill.)
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Not to say you're incorrect, but can you provide a source regarding Primochill being a rebadge? Everything I've ever read indicates that Primochill makes their own tubing and intentionally makes their tubing without any sort of marking on their product. (Tygon makes great plastics, but I'd like to see more on this information regarding Primochill.)
I can say I've used both, but I've only ever had one batch of Primochill so I can't determine more than that. The Tygon and Feser that I've used were much smoother on the outside (all 3 were fine inside) the Primo just had a bit of a 'grain' on the outside. Not sure that you'd notice with the clear tubing, but I'd probably suggest the Tygon to be safe.
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Personally, you can't go wrong with Tygon tubing. We even use it in our biochem labs here at Baylor. Primochill has a nice set of opaque red tubing and also presents a good choice. But to be honest, I'd search the OCN forums for a tubing discussion. There was one thread around here where different tubes, diameters, and kink resistances were compared.
    
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But to be honest, I'd search the OCN forums for a tubing discussion. There was one thread around here where different tubes, diameters, and kink resistances were compared.
Pretty sure OP knows what he wants spec-wise, he was just looking for brands though. There is a review around, I think by bundymania, but 7/16x5/8 is a bit of a niche size and I don't think it was reviewed. I think it's the right size for a 1/2" loop, I like running it clampless.
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I can say I've used both, but I've only ever had one batch of Primochill so I can't determine more than that. The Tygon and Feser that I've used were much smoother on the outside (all 3 were fine inside) the Primo just had a bit of a 'grain' on the outside. Not sure that you'd notice with the clear tubing, but I'd probably suggest the Tygon to be safe.
I've used them all myself as well, and agree that Tygon and Feser have a smoother feel to them, but just wanted to see if the previous poster had a link or something regarding the manufacture of Primochill tubing. I am using Primochill at the moment myself because Tygon doesn't make an enthusiast product with uv coloring, and was curious about the comment that Primochill is a rebadge/resell from another manufacturer.
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