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Cooling metal cool sleves?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by THEkorean, 4 Oct 2006.

  1. THEkorean

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    i know they are not called coolseves, but i have seen these metal coils (similar to coolsleves, they kinda look like springs) around that people put on piping and wiring so that they can bend wihtout kinking? does anyone know what they are called?
     
  2. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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  3. THEkorean

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    yea, something along those lines, the ones i saw were coiled realy close at the source and the distance between the coils grew as the lenght of the anti kink spring (?) grew larger, anyone know what im talking about?
     
  4. duc

    duc What's a Dremel?

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    Something like this?
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    Link: Over-Clock UK
     
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  5. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    [​IMG] like that but I would recommend the normal stuff just cuase you can get it easily and cheaply. These are used on some garden hoses to prevent kinking

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  6. THEkorean

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    thats the stuff! any idea where i can get some? mabe at my local Home Depot in the plumbng section?
     
  7. Boswell

    Boswell Minimodder

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    Sure![as in agreeing with you...] or BnQ.
     
  8. Guest-23315

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    slight off-topic :: is there realy any point getting cool-sleves or coils or what ever, do they actually help to prevent kinking ???
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Varies by how you're configured, but I've found they help ranging anywhere from slight improvement to mission-critical.
     
  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    mission-critical indeed..
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    I would not have been able to make the needed-bend without them..
    They also look good while going-so... :hehe:
     
  11. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    What they do is resist (strongley) the soft tubing from creaseing by keeping the tubing round. What they do is hold a circlular form very well so when fitted properly keep the tubing form going out of round. Which is creasing.
     
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