Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2019, 03:15 PM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,175

Originally Posted by JD View Post
Acrylic or PETG?

Since I noticed it in my own bends too, the 90 degree bends look a bit squished/stretched. I just ended up trying again and again until I managed to get them 'acceptable' to me, but even still, I'm not totally satisfied. Not really sure what the culprit is though. I want to say the ones that came out better were the ones that I left resting around the warm metal mandrel and letting it gradually cool off with the silicone insert still inside. I feel like the 'bad' ones were when I took out the silicone insert when it had only just cooled outside but the silicone was still warmish. Though I think the speed/force used while bending was part of it too.

Still a great transformation
Acrylic. And yea, it's not perfect but flow is still fine. I think in general it is because the bend is too tight. If I were to do it again, I'd practice spreading the heat to a good 3-4" section and try to slowly bend it all evenly. My bends were probably too concentrated in one area.

Once I got the desired bend, I went right to cool/warm water to set it in place. Then removed the silicone insert.
The Vortex H20

Corsair Obsidian 500D
Asus X99-E WS
i7-5820K @4.4GHZ
RTX 2070
4x4GB Corsair LPX 2666MHZ
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W GOLD
HP OMEN 32 1440p 75hz

Benq W1070 Pojector.

EK Supreme HF, EK Vector RTX2080 FC, EK Coolstream XT 220 Rad, MCR320 Rad, EK-XTOP SPC-60 Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old March 8, 2019, 09:28 AM
FreeKnight's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,927

My System Specs


If you guys think bending Acrylic or PETG tubing is bad, you should try bending Stainless steel instrumentation tubing :S

When I was an apprentice I thought I was pretty decent until I tried working with that stuff. Thin stuff kinks too easily and the thicker tubing feels like you're trying to bend a brick.

That being said, I'm always tempted to give it a try in a PC, but I'd have to know more about the actual copper used in in rads to make sure I wasn't just creating a massive galvanic corrosion problem.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old March 14, 2019, 04:38 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 6,475

My System Specs


Looks good....the next thing to try out I suppose...the hard tube sure looks nice...tidy.....nice work!!

Firestrike Extreme: 23.772K
Timespy: 18.613K
MARK 11: 40.185K

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old March 16, 2019, 06:51 AM
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,746

My System Specs


You guys know there's bending math and measurements right? It's not just eye balling stuff. Also, if you leave one of the connection points a bit long it's easier to trim it down and make things look straight.

This is how electricians and plumbers do it at least. If you google some help videos for conduit and soft copper bending the theory is the same.
__________________________________________________ __________
"Lesson's cost money... good ones costs lots" -Tony Beets (gold rush)
__________________________________________________ __________
Mah Rig now
Mah Rig before
My stuff for sale.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard Tube to a Bay Reservoir? LegendMask Water Cooling 10 February 13, 2018 07:37 AM
12mm vs 13mm Hard Tube Fittings bjcsoln Water Cooling 5 May 2, 2017 08:18 AM
[WTB] Hard Tube Fittings/cpu block/pump res (tube) zoinky Buy/Sell & Trade 0 April 18, 2017 05:41 AM
What tube is this? biff Water Cooling 4 February 1, 2008 11:30 AM