Guides Water-Cooling with Hardline Tubing Guide: Brass and Carbon Fibre

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  1. bit-tech

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  2. Vault-Tec

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    Very cool ! I finally know how hard line fittings work. I have a res that uses the same principle. So I guess this is similar, only in mini lol.

    I guess for people like me with no work space (apart from the kitchen) the belt sander is out, but a Dremel would do.

    Thanks for this Alex. I might feel brave enough to give it a crack somewhen in the future.
     
  3. Maki role

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    Tbh just use hand tools, the Dremel will just be more of a pain, especially with carbon, brass is very easy with hand tools actually. The belt sander thing was mostly because I have one so may as well show it haha, a number of folks have gotten small ones recently thanks to the surge in amateur knifemaking. These pre-fab parts are really easy to work with, definitely give them a look, Barrow has some great value parts on Aliexpress.
     
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    Carbon I will say definitely appeals :thumb: :grin:
     
  5. Vault-Tec

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    I used to have a belt sander. The stick ones you hold. Used to use it to carve shapes in speaker boxes and round of the edges.
     
  6. Cheapskate

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    Great stuff. Needs a mention of plumber's silicone grease.
     
  7. Maki role

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    For the O-rings?
     
  8. Cheapskate

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    Yes. It's used to install sink parts with O-rings and lube O-ring valves. It saves you from wearing out the rings during test fitting too.
     
  9. edzieba

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    Chromed tubing is very tempting. I've heard a lot of conflicting info on what tube to get if you want to add the bends yourself (using a pipe bender), an equal number of "only used annealed tube or the coating will all fall off!" and "don't use annealed tubing or the tube will snap!".
     
  10. Maki role

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    I will say that this tubing in particular is very pretty indeed, but you won't want the extruded varieties as they look a bit pants.
     
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