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Flexible Silicone Rubber Tubing

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by ZINN, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. ZINN

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  2. Kevon Ritter

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    Silicone is lovely for tubing and wiring, but with only a 1mm wall thickness, it is guaranteed to kink. It's flexibility is a double edged sword. What comes with the spindle is a much harder material. I believe it's either PTFE or nylon. Either of those can get away with a much thinner wall thickness than silicone.

    Antifreeze is to inhibit bacterial growth that WILL cause issues down the road.
     
  3. Joe Santarsiero

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    Look for a deal on tygon tubing. That's what I use. It's a bit on the pricy side, but it runs perfect in a drag chain.. For algae and mold you can use a silver kill coil. Look them up on Amazon. Just stick it right in line with the flow.
     
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    #4 Alex Chambers, Sep 12, 2019
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    Joe Santarsiero
    Hi Joe.
    That Silver Kill Coil, any chance it would work on a pond filter without killing the fish?? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Joe Santarsiero

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    I don't know. I wouldn't think so. Let me know if you learn something about it though. It's supposed to released silver ions into the water which are antimicrobial. I don't know what effect they would have on fish if any.
     

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