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Co2 tubing?

Is it really necessary?

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Naw, just the correct size matters ID/OD.



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I said the same thing a few months back and someone jumped all over me with scientific studies, findings etc. In reality, just stay away from silicone tubing, it's more permeable compared to say polyurethane. But the amount you lose is negligible in the end. Also, silicone does become more brittle with co2.

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I said the same thing a few months back and someone jumped all over me with scientific studies, findings etc. In reality, just stay away from silicone tubing, it's more permeable compared to say polyurethane. But the amount you lose is negligible in the end. Also, silicone does become more brittle with co2.
Not surprising exv152, we most times get caught in too much technical facts & overlook the application we use certain things.
The truth is tubing for our CO2 purposes make selection of tubing the least of our concerns, simply because the delivery pressure is so low along with the linear length we use is minimal.
My preference is vinyl air line tubing from Home Depot etc.
Cheap & if you feel like changing it every so often as it hardens up over time the cost is negligible.
Vinyl ranks right up there in permeability of the so called special CO2 tubing, but to each his own, all that to say NO
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