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Video Using Chromed-Brass and Carbon Fibre Hardline Tubing

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    These premium materials are sure to earn your rig serious bragging rights - we show you how to use them properly sand safely!

    Watch here!
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ...and tape the area of the cut to prevent scratching up the pipe. Yes, the pressure makes a gummy mess.
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I started doing that but interestingly enough found when using a pipe cutter the tape caused more problems than it solved. My tubes done without the tape ended up cleaner than with it, curiously enough.
     
  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Once you have rigid tubing cut to length and debured/polished/etc, how do you actually install it, particularly with bends rather than 90° adapters? The tubing is rigid (especially brass and borosilicate glass), and still needs to 'push down' a small amount into the fittings, so there needs to be some degree of flex somewhere to allow everything to fit.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ow. Someone pointed out the elephant in the room. Assembly of the tubing takes priority over having parts mounted in this situation. In the case of my Turnip build, I designed the parts to give me the flexibility to mount. It still involved a lot of silicone grease. You have to design with careful attention to how the loop will be assembled. This is why you see a lot of manifolds running the tubes in the same direction.
    -Hard to explain this early. I need my wake-up juice.
    Hardline make the build backwards to what you are accustomed to. Instead of mounting the parts and adding the loop, you have to install the parts into the loop.
     
  6. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Aha you raise a good point, looking to cover this in the future as Cheaps rightly points out it's a bit backwards at times. That said, not all fittings work the same either. I showed a couple types at the end of the written article on this topic to help show a few of the differences, but that was just a quick overview. With the vast majority of fittings you have to work in either some tubing flexibility, or install in some odd orders so that the flex is minimised. Sometimes that might involve installing the fittings onto the tube and then tightening them into the ports after. Thermaltake is a new range that tackles the subject a bit differently by not using a socket for the tubing at all. Their system has a flat end and an second compression collar underneath the one you manually tighten, this means you can effectively install tubes in from the side, without needing that flexibility or a weird order.
     
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  7. Gra-ham

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    Ive used 316 16mm Stainless steel. in my build, 1)get a 5/8 tube bender,2)get Monsoon 5/8 fitting.3) you will need a vice. small round flat file. hacksaw sand paper.

    link to my build
     
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