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Old 06-15-2006, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is the xp3 tubing 5/8 id or od? Could I 1/2 inch hose barb in my DIY reactor or should I go with another size? Thanks!
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I dont know how great of a seal it is but he xp2 tubing fits really tight on half inch pvc tubing. You may of to stick it in hot water to get it to fit though. I did this but I havent set it up yet.
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The whole XP line uses 5/8" hose barbs. If you can't find them I can get them for you.
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yeah, I'll probably look around some more tomorrow at some of the other stores around here, but if I can't find it ... i'll probably take you up on that offer, rex. Thank you. I'd rather not risk emptying 90 gallons of water onto my floor unless someone else has had a great experience with 1/2 inch barbs.
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I would not advise using 1/2". You can use 3/4". You just need to dip the ends of the tubing into hot water for a few seconds first.
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I was actually able to find 5/8 last night. Thank you though, I feel much better with 5/8 than I would have with 1/2.
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