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Big kink in hose advise required

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by ratters, 9 Jun 2021.

  1. ratters


    Joined: 18 Jan 2009

    Posts: 621

    Decided to have a look inside my case earlier for the first time in a while and was greeted by this big kink

    Any advise how I can avoid that what fittings etc I require ?

    Thankyou :)

  2. skyripper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jul 2011

    Posts: 2,170

    Couple of 45 degree angles should reduce the amount of curve needed
  3. D1craig

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Aug 2014

    Posts: 1,885

    Or make it go over the hose it's going underneath therefore making it longer and less likely to kink.
  4. tamzzy


    Joined: 26 May 2012

    Posts: 12,820

    anti-kink coils?
  5. Gavster


    Joined: 20 Dec 2020

    Posts: 118

    If it`s going to the right hand side CPU cooler (presumably inlet) the you could use a couple of 90`s so the tube would be almost straight.
  6. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,565

    Location: New Eltham, London

    a 90 out the back of the gpu and a 90 from the cpu might allow a completely straight bit of tube
  7. radderfire


    Joined: 24 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,082

    I don't build PCs but looking at the pic I would say you've simply used too short a piece of tubing for the route that is required and if you used a longer piece then this kink would not form. Basically, you are putting the tubing under too much curvature stress and over time this will mean the gradual application of stress forces will make the plastic kink.
  8. Drumroll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2017

    Posts: 1,431

    Location: Cambridge

    90 from GPU and maybe a 45 or 90 from the CPU.
    I always try to use as few as possible 45 and 90 fittings, but specially whit clear soft tubing (ZMT is less flexible), what seems like a sharp but ok curve, once the coolant warms up a bit is enough to make the tubing slightly more flexible and it happens.
    Anti link coils would help, but visually would send you back 10+ years ago, when I first start watercooling...
  9. Jay85


    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 6,438

    I got inventive and did this, was alot more pleasing to the eye.

  10. Drumroll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2017

    Posts: 1,431

    Location: Cambridge

    Very nice.
    How hard is to work with hard tubing?
    Took delivery today of a 3.2DDC which will replace the 3.1 from the distro, but despite 10+ years watercooling, always used soft tubing, and never got a leak.

    Back to the topic,sorry, maybe using the port at the opposite side of the block, you may be able to use a 45 for the GPU and a 45 for the CPU. Should give you an almost straight line.