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Yes, I have searched. I realize that the difference is negligible but I want to know whether it is harder to find wc parts for 3/8 ID 1/2 OD tubing than 1/2 ID 3/4 OD. I have the opportunity to pick up 5m of feser uv blue 3/8 ID 1/2 OD for 6 dollars, which is why i'm asking. Thanks!
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Not really harder to find fittings, no. 5m of hose for $6 is a steal....I paid $2/ft for Tygon recently....fortunately I only needed 1m of hose.
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Yes, I have searched. I realize that the difference is negligible but I want to know whether it is harder to find wc parts for 3/8 ID 1/2 OD tubing than 1/2 ID 3/4 OD. I have the opportunity to pick up 5m of feser uv blue 3/8 ID 1/2 OD for 6 dollars, which is why i'm asking. Thanks!
My WC setups use 3/8 ID 1/2 OD parts and wasn't hard to find them at all.
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It doesn't really make a difference but smaller dia. hoses make it easier in cramped builds.
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I would also have to use different pumps as well right? The 355 instead of the 655?
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^^You can get fittings (and pump tops) to match your tubing size, thus pump doesn't matter.
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Thanks all!
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Can get the fittings anywhere, including compression ones.
My build is 3/8-1/2 and i'm using EKWB compression fittings. No problems sourcing anything for that size.

Get a pump top that uses g1/4 fittings and you can put whatever size barb/fitting you want on it.
    
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Microcenter has 3/8 primoflex tubing in every color for like $7 but i cant bring myself to use that stuff.
    
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Microcenter has 3/8 primoflex tubing in every color for like $7 but i cant bring myself to use that stuff.
Yeah at mine they have 3/8 Danger Den and Feser in most colors for around 3 bucks for 2.5m. Which would you prefer?
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