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Guide to Hose Fittings

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This is a major WIP.

Glossary

ID (Inner Diameter) – The measurement of the inside of the barb
OD (Outer Diameter) – The measurement of the outside of the barb
Thread - The bottom of the fitting i.e. the bit that screws into the block
Hose Tail – The part which the tubing sits on.

Common Fitting Sizes

G1/8" - This size is un-common in high performance cooling parts due to it's restrictive nature. Aqua Computer used this for many years but have recently moved over to G1/4".
G1/4" - This is the most common size, all XSPC, EK, Danger Den & Black Ice products use this thread size.
G3/8" -Thermochill use this on their line of PA radiators, adapters are available to drop it down to G1/4" or EK produce some 3/8" threaded barbs to use directly with this thread.

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90 Degree Fittings

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Bitspower Crystal -

T Fittings

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Bitspower Crystal -
Danger Den -

Y Fittings

To Follow

SLI / Crossfire Nozzles

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Rotary Fittings

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Ball Valves

To follow

G3/8" Thread - G1/4" Thread Reducer

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Hose & Coils Sizes Explained

10/8mm Hose

Commonly used with Compression Fittings, this is one of the smallest sizes of tubing used in water cooling.
It can be ideal for both small setups or large crowded setups as it takes up minimal room whilst still producing good results.

WCUK currently stocks 8mm ID - 10mm OD PVC hose.

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3/8" ID Hose

Feser have a range of 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD Hose in a range of colours.
This tubing is very thin walled and so it requires hose coils in order to do tight bends.
It can be used with Feser 3/8" ID Compression Fittings.

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XSPC have a range of 3/8" ID - 5/8" OD hose in various colours.
This tubing has a slightly thicker wall than the Feser tube, meaning it looks fatter and bends slightly better without kinking, it also takes up more space due to the larger OD.

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7/16" ID Hose

Masterkleer

XSPC


1/2" ID Hose

Tygon

XSPC


Hose Clips Explained

Primochill PVC Hose Clips

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Radiators & Fan Hole Spacings


Aquacomputer EVO Radiators -
Hose Fitting Threads: 1/4" or 1/8"
Fan Hole Spacing: 15mm
Fan Hole Threads: M3
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360

Feser Xchanger Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 1/4"
Fan Hole Spacing: 15mm
Fan Hole Threads: M3
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240, 360 & 480

Hardware Labs Black Ice Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 1/4"
Fan Hole Spacing: 15mm
Fan Hole Threads: M4
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240, 360 & 480

Swiftech MCR Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads:
Fan Hole Spacing:
Fan Hole Threads:
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360mm

XSPC RS Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 1/4" BSPP
Fan Hole Spacing: 15mm
Fan Hole Threads: M4
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360mm

XSPC R120 Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 1/4" BSPP
Fan Hole Spacing: 15mm
Fan Hole Threads: M4
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360mm

Thermochill PA Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 3/8"
Fan Hole Spacing: 24.5mm
Fan Hole Threads: Self Tappers #6
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360mm

Thermochill HE Radiators
Hose Fitting Threads: 3/8"
Fan Hole Spacing: ???
Fan Hole Threads: ???
Availavle Sizes: 120, 240 & 360

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so with tubing 1/2 is the id mesurement and 3/8 is the od measurement??

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No... ID stands for Inner diameter and OD outer diameter... So for 1/2" tubing... The ID will be 1/2" and the OD 3/4".

I think that is what you mean.
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hmmmm do you think you could also put together a few piccies of how the hose clips look on the tubing ?

thanks

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And what clips are bets to use??

Also, something about and SLi nozzle :P
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Yeah should be able to! :)

Bear with me on this one though, it'll be a massive thread eventually! :lol:

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How about a test of 3/8" ID tube over 1/2" barbs? Get those arms going. :P
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nope we need pictures of every clip (colour included) on each type of hose :P will be a fun job... just look at it from a customer service point of view... theres a gold star in it for you
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Just a little warning about those feser compression fittings.

They are WIDE, I couldn't fit both on my EK chipset block, and I had a bit of trouble with clearance on my gfx card block, due to them catching the edge of the card and not screwing all the way into the upper side of the block.

Other then that, if you have the room they make life so much easier and look really, really good.

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This forum gets better and better. Thank you!

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It'd be even better if I finished it. :lol:

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do you guys still do the Masterkleer as i can't see it on you website?

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do you guys still do the Masterkleer as i can't see it on you website?


We have taken it off due to not being able to restock it at a decent price.. plus the XSPC 7/16" is very, very similar to the Masterkleer.

Once our suppliers bring the pricing down again, it will get restocked.

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Had a few people asking about the imperial / metric conversions on barb & hose sizes, so here you go.

1/4” = 6.35mm
3/8” = 9.525mm
7/16” = 11.1125mm
1/2” = 12.7mm
5/8” = 15.875mm
3/4” = 19.05mm
1” = 25.4mm

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