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Old 09-19-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Full size dimensions of co2 proof tubing


Alright, so following the suggestion of the following person (see posted message from shop n swap thread) I ordered tubing from US plastics that was suggested...it turns out to be too big and too fat to fit the regulator lock nuts and the dennerle check valve lock nuts! So I called US platics and they're going to credit my account once I send it back to them.

I did reorder the following size:
Blue PVC Tubing 3/16" I.D. 5/16" O.D. and 1/16" wall

Someone please let me know if this is the right size...I think I can call and change it today if its wrong. Augh.



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I got mine here, Great for CO2 and cheap.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pr...oduct%5Fid=8660

Blue PVC Tubing 1/4" I.D. 3/8" O.D. and 1/16" wall

If you need some I have lots left over. it cost me .23 cents a foot includng shipping.
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Your new tube specs sound close to the specs for regular airline tubing so it should be alright. The CO2 tubing I bought from Aquabotanic was made by Clippard and sounds about the same size as the new one you're ordering, but because it's pretty stiff-walled it seals around the hose barbs without the need for any lock nuts or hose clamps.
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:51 PM   #3
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Oh, I should add that it still may be a tad thick to go through the lock nuts. You may need to clip the ende at an angle, then dip them into a cup of very hot water before feeding it through the locking nut. Square the ends once they're fed through.
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Hey Georgiadawgger,

I'm really sorry that the size I posted did not fit your needs. It was not my intention to mislead anyone.
I was just trying to help. I have it connected to a no brand name regulator/needle valve, and it was a tight squeeze on the needle valves lock nut but I did get it to fit. I also have it connected to a 4-Way Manifold and again it was hard to get on, but I heated the tubing in some hot water and got it on. It never occurred to me that the size I used might not work for other folks.

Again, I'm truly sorry about that.
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:37 PM   #5
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Hey Georgiadawgger,

I'm really sorry that the size I posted did not fit your needs. It was not my intention to mislead anyone.
I was just trying to help. I have it connected to a no brand name regulator/needle valve, and it was a tight squeeze on the needle valves lock nut but I did get it to fit. I also have it connected to a 4-Way Manifold and again it was hard to get on, but I heated the tubing in some hot water and got it on. It never occurred to me that the size I used might not work for other folks.

Again, I'm truly sorry about that.
No worries Alex. Just heat of the moment griping Lunch has made me much happier and Bill's reassurance of the correct size. Cheers!
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Let me know how that tubing works out, I'm going to take the plunge as I can almost hear all of my co2 escaping my crappy vinyl tubing!
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I would suggest you just buy some of the Clippard tubing from AquaBotanic, but it's $1/ft sold in a 10' length.
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