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im going to use 1/4 1/2ID barbs, should i get 7/16 tubing or 1/2 inch tubing? mean will any of em leak?
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post #2 of 17
I always do 7/16.
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post #3 of 17
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the tubing that was included with the rasa rs360 kit i got, it was clear was much easier to put on the barbs then the 7/16 i ordered. Why is that? the tubing included is said to be 7/16 on the website, mean, the 7/16 green i got was really hard to put on
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post #4 of 17
try dipping the end of the tubing in boiling hot water to soften it before you push onto the barb. it'll be much easier to put on, and will create a nearly impossible to pull off connection.
post #5 of 17
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the tubing that was included with the rasa rs360 kit i got, it was clear was much easier to put on the barbs then the 7/16 i ordered. Why is that? the tubing included is said to be 7/16 on the website, mean, the 7/16 green i got was really hard to put on
Because the ID of the tube is 1/16 of an inch smaller than the 1/2 in barbs the kit comes with. Use hot water to heat the end of the tube and make it more flexible and easier to put on.
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post #6 of 17
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how can i get exact same stuff included in rasa kit? i need like 10ft of red of it
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post #7 of 17
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how can i get exact same stuff included in rasa kit? i need like 10ft of red of it
Get tubing that is 1/2" ID and red in color. Really the 7/16" works just fine I used it on my 1/2" barbs when I first set up my new loop. I later changed to compressions cause they look so much better but are like 4x the cost.
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post #9 of 17
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So 1/2 won't leak or is 7/16 better?
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post #10 of 17
Use 7/16 as it wil ensure a snug fit and help prevent leaking.
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