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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 10:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Primoflex Adv Lrt tubing alternative?

Hey everyone,

I want to get Primochill PrimoFlex Adv LRT 3/8" ID-5/8" OD (10-16mm) Tubing but seriously... it's just not anywhere in the UK where I can get a decent amount and I can only find green or black. I ideally wanted clear, blue or white maybe.

What other tubing is recommended that's on the same level as the Primoflex?

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Get Mayhems clear tubing 10/16mm.


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Which is better, Primoflex or Mayhems?

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They say EK duraclear and the new masterkleer has no plasticizer in them, so they could be an alternative to primochill. I too will get the EK tubing as it is the only one I can source easilly. Many shops lack primochill now days which is sad as it is a very good hose. The old masterkleer is a joke it leaks plasticizer and clogs up the blocks fast.


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Mayhems is the best I’ve found. Really bendy

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Which is better, Primoflex or Mayhems?
Mayhems.....I've used Primochill LRT for years, but not any more. Mayhems cost less and it more flexible.

EK Duraclear I also use as well, but it costs more and its stiffer tubing and harder to install on the compression fittings I use with it.

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Hi there

For 16/10mm I would go with Mayhems UV White or Clear tubing, used both tubing its lot cheaper than LRT and XtremeRigs tested both tubings in past

Personally I switched from Mayhems tubing to EPDM tubing and EK ZMT

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I too found mayhems a much more enjoyable experience. I also prefer how it ages over primochill I can deal with hazing but not that yellow tingehttps://www.xtremerigs.net/2016/12/0...test-take-2/4/ Pricing doesn't hurt either.

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Awesome thanks! I would consider EK ZMT but I'm not really liking the black.

I'll go with Mayhem ultra clear from here.

I've read quite a few different threads around the net and saw a lot of people had issues fitting compression fittings on LRT even though they were the right size. Has anyone found this to be the case also with Mayhem? Or are there any brands of fittings I should go with that fit well and are reliable?

QQ regarding fittings - With regards to not mixing metals... I'm looking at getting this XSPC block. It's copper and the rad I'm looking at is also copper... the BLACK ICE NEMESIS RADIATOR GTS 240 XFLOW. I see a lot of compression fittings are brass/chrome... are these considered to be ok to use?

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I use Barrow 10/16 compression fittings and other AliExpress ones recently, and they fit just fine with Mayhems tubing. Push on easy and compressing rings slides over and compressed fine.

For years I always had issues fitting Primochill with EK compression fittings 12/16mm (7/16”-5/8”). There’s a lot of tubing thickness variation and there was one time I got some to fit without fighting with the tubing and compression collars. I now use EKs tubing and it’s still tight. It’s mainly getting the tubing on the fitting. Once it’s on, the collars compression fine, but at this point you could eave the compression collar off, as it’s that tight of a fit, lol


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