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2021/10/11 16:26:28 (permalink)
I have used PrimoFlex LRT tubing for a long time.  I am happy with it but I keep hearing folks talk about Tygon.  I have done some research and like this tubing.  It is expensive, per foot, but feel it’s a good move.  I have spent way too much on fitting to change to hard line tubing, sorry.  I do not mind the cost given the cost of other components.  I perceive the smoothness of the bore and the chemical resistance as great ways to reduce the tubing as an issue with fluids, staining, etc as time moves on.  Am I crazy to want to do this?
 
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=119358



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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/11 19:56:08 (permalink)
    I'd try and find out if it is as kink resistant as the PrimoFlex Advanced LRT .. which I use in the 1/2 in ID
     
     
     
    How often do you change the tubing .. I've gone 3 years with no issues ... using clear fluid
     
     
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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/11 20:09:36 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    I'd try and find out if it is as kink resistant as the PrimoFlex Advanced LRT .. which I use in the 1/2 in ID
     
     
     
    How often do you change the tubing .. I've gone 3 years with no issues ... using clear fluid
     
     
    Performance PCs Tygon
     Tygon E-1000 3/8" ID (5/8" OD) "Plasticizer Free" Tubing - Clear
    SKUTYGON-E-3858


     


    About 2 to 3 years. Depends on fluid color. Colored fluid, 2 years max.



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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/11 20:26:50 (permalink)
    My issue with this tubing is the temp rating at 125F. I thought that was too low.



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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/12 08:35:18 (permalink)
    I have been useing primochill for years and very happy with it.

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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/12 19:44:27 (permalink)
    rmorse27
    I have been useing primochill for years and very happy with it.


    I have been too, but just looking at options.



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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/13 12:16:46 (permalink)
    I just bought EKs ZMT (Zero Maintenance Tubing) and really like it.  
     
     
    I will add...  I used to use Tygon clear and it would always yellow on me.  Then I used Primoflex and it coated my entire loop with chalky plasticizer.  I posed pics here somewhere years ago.  
    post edited by rblaes_99 - 2021/10/13 12:24:34


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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/13 12:23:07 (permalink)
    rblaes_99
    I just bought EKs ZMT (Zero Maintenance Tubing) and really like it.  



    +1, me too. Well, I've had it for months, and been using it at work for a couple years now. If you're not careful, it isn't always the prettiest tubing, but I don't worry about it. Put a compression fitting on it and I have never seen a leak. Probably put 50 fittings on the stuff at this point (all EKWB or Koolance) and haven't seen a single issue. I also use clear liquid so I don't have to worry as much about the particulates gunking things up, so I don't really care that the tubing is black. Gives a nice industrial look lol. Some action shots in the "dark water" build linked in my signature.

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    Re: Please help with my decision on tubing 2021/10/13 12:25:29 (permalink)
    yea it in my mods rig too.


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