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Is there any form of transparent piping in standard diameters?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by PaulUszak, 30 Jan 2018.

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    I'm wondering whether there is any form of transparent plumbing pipe? I mean stuff rated for domestic water pressure that fits the standard diameters (say 15mm or 22mm). Rigid or flexible. Since you couldn't solder it, it would have to be compatible with either push fit or compression fittings. Any ideas?

    [Before anyone asks why - it's for daft computer water cooling.]
     
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    Possibly-stupid question... why not use a computer water cooling kit?
     
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    Wondering if they do fittings too :LOL:
     
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    Hey, muggles (Andrew)! It's not a stupid question. Your post was not helpful :sneaky:
     
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    Domestic sized transparent pipework is available,just used it in an exhibition and sell it to telly/online advertising companies.They use it for demonstrations on how a miracle chemical will clean pipes to new. :D

    Complete load of nonsense,
     
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    It was designed to found out more about what you're trying to achieve. If you're not prepared to explain your thinking/plans, it's going to be very difficult to give you any sensible guidance
     
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    Old&Bold, any chance of link to some..? Sounds exactly what I'm after :)
     
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    This is the difficult aspect of your requirements. I did find this table giving the strength of acrylic tube:
    https://www.theplasticshop.co.uk/pl...s/cast-acrylic-tube-mechanical-properties.pdf
    but I think it's for axial loading, not for burst pressure. Maybe someone knows the maths well enough could work something out for you.

    You could buy a bit and do some experiments with a pipe pressure tester.
     
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    You’ll need to add something like glitter to the fluid within, else you won’t be able to see it if it’s flowing! :)
     
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    :eek: You're making me clench. Imagine all those particles scrapping their way through the pump... Grind, grind grind. Crunch, crunch, crunch. £, £, £.
     
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    Like they use for Colussus in WW2 ?;)
     
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    And that’s why you need a water cooled PC in the first place :LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    I deal with pipes, fittings, pumps, hex’s, filters, flow rates and inhibitors daily... you don’t! There’s ways my friend... I’d want to see the coolant flowing... else why’d you need clear tubes... apart from some backlit LED effect.
     
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    Hhmmmnnn... Venturi = turbulence + Strobed LED’s.... phwooaaarrr :sick:
     
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