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Kinda dumb Watercooling question

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by PureAppleJuice, 30 Apr 2006.

  1. PureAppleJuice

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

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    Location: Londontown

    Is '1/2"' the same as '10mm'? I've found a replacement Waterchill pump, but my current one uses 10mm fittings, what's the difference between that and '1/2"'
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

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    Location: Tosche Station

    There is 1/2" outer diameter (OD) and inner diameter (ID). Which are you after?
     
  3. PureAppleJuice

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Londontown

  4. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    1/2" OD is the same as 10mm ID. 10mm is also known as 3/8" ID.

    Don't quote me on this, it's a bit complicated for my head atm :o
     
  5. PureAppleJuice

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

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    Yeah, I found this thing that explained it all but it just confused me even more, oh well. The blocks use a universal pipe size so I can only assume that the pump uses the same one, i'll just buy it and find out :)
     
  6. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    That pump says 1/2" which usually means inside diameter not outside diameter. That's the case with all the kit i have just got anyway.

    Here are some popular tubing sizes. I have put ID and then OD with mm in brackets.

    1/4" ID (6.35mm) - 3/8" OD (9.525mm)
    3/8" ID (9.525mm) - 1/2" OD (12.7mm)
    7/16" ID (11.12mm) - 5/8" OD (15.875mm)
    1/2" ID (12.7mm) - 3/4" OD (19.050mm)

    There's also metric as well,

    8mm ID - 10mm OD
    8mm ID - 11.2mm OD (Tygon R3603)

    This is by no means all that are available. Just the most popular selections.