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Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Digiwise, 27 Jan 2020.

  1. Digiwise

    Digiwise What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Guys,

    So I'm completely new to the forum and custom liquid cooling :rock:, I've always wanted to have a go and my latest upgrades were too good to miss the custom loop touch. However, after pretty much going through and destroying 6 meters of PETG during learning, I seem to have failed at the learning part.

    This is how all my bends, practice and actual runs look, some better than others but still the same:

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    At first I thought it was the silicon insert being too small for the 10mm ID, turns out it was, measuring 9.25mm, so I order another insert which turned out to be the same, a third insert later and as can be seen in the picture above the deformation is less severe but still happens.

    Where am I going wrong? Please help? I've watched quite a few video's on youtube and read a few articles but I just don't seem to be getting anywhere with it. :duh::wallbash::wallbash::duh:
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Are you doing it by hand or using a jig?
     
  3. Digiwise

    Digiwise What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Pete, I've tried by hand and with a mandrel, what seems to happen with the mandrel is it creates harsh edges. on the sides.

    By hand is proving the best way so far I have done another few practices, this time trying the middle heat setting and reduced fan pressure from my heat gun, the results were so much better... however, these were only practice pieces and when I tried to recreate an actual system run, well I got into the same situation of a slightly deformed bend, it has a lovely radius but just a little wide on the sides.
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I haven't done hardline tubing for ages, but I remember if you do it at too high a temperature the water in the lube to get the silicone filler inside boils and then the steam inflates the tube!
     
  5. David

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    It boils?

    WTF are they cooling, a hex core Prescott? :lol:
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Not in use! When you heat it with a heat gun to bent it!
     
  7. Jangalit

    Jangalit What's a Dremel?

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    Did you solve your problem?
     
  8. Digiwise

    Digiwise What's a Dremel?

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    Yes I changed tubing and tried a different manufacturer, no issues from the first bend until the last.
     
  9. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Modder

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    I like the look of hardliners but I'm old school and will be running soft tubing plus I have no patience.
    Good luck.
     
  10. danielleil

    danielleil Can't stop spending...

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    What was the the manufacturer to avoid?
     

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