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Author Topic: Fitting smaller tubing around larger fittings  (Read 728 times)

endscape

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Fitting smaller tubing around larger fittings
« on: December 08, 2003, 11:27:16 PM »

So, me in my infinite wisdom, bought some 1/2 inch id tubing at home depot becuase it was on sale, and i thought "Hey, it'll stretch."  My soon to be constructed H20 system has 5/8 inch od fittings.

Anyone got any ideas on stretching it?  I've tried a heatgun with extremly limited success.

Thanks,

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Fitting smaller tubing around larger fittings
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 11:34:30 PM »

Step one: Go back and get the right tubing.
Step two: Do it right the first time so water doesn't leak and ruin all of your gear.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003, 11:42:08 PM »

ya uhh, thats WATER your playing with, it WILL ruin your entire system if it leaks...
seriously, merlini is right, do watercooling right the FIRST time, most of the time, it would be a LOOONG time til u get another chance at it..
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2003, 01:23:53 AM »

if you stretched it enough the material will change density and will fail and destroy your computer
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2003, 10:07:12 AM »

All of the ppl above are right, get the right tubing for the job. But if your hell bent on using the 1/2 inch the only good way I know to get it to fit is to put the ends in very hot water to soften them then slide them over. If it's good quality tubing it will try shrink as it cools and not split making a very tight seal, don't forget to clamp the lines on the fittings as well.

Warning: If you try this test the WC system for 2 days to make sure there are not leaks before installing other parts. I take no resposablity for any damage that may happen if it should fail in the future.
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