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    Confused Vinyl tubing preference for drains - least to kink ????

    wasn't sure where best to post this. we have been using braemic vinyl tubing and the guys are asking me to find one that doesn't kink. since vendors don't use the stuff i am reaching out to you all. any recommendations?
    thanks, Kathy

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    Solid PVC

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    X2 ,pecmsg. T's,45,90's,unions,couplings,reducers,bushings and you can even "shape" the length of tubing w/ an electrical "heat pad" for electrical PVC and bend the regular PVC into any kind of angle. Or, with that goofy clear plastic drain hose that comes kinked. I put the roll of 3/8 plastic into a container of HOT water for a few minutes ,then unroll,straighten out, the tubing and "work" the few remaining kinks.

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    Braemic also makes braided vinyl tubing (the kind with strings embedded within the plastic). That's the kind I like. It's a lot better than the regular stuff.

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    We only use tubing for the discharge on condensate pumps. We use polyethylene tubing. It's more ridged but still flexible. Long radius bends on ceiling and it won't kink. I hate vinyl.


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    For condensate discharge we use 3/8 pex. Kink free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Braemic also makes braided vinyl tubing (the kind with strings embedded within the plastic). That's the kind I like. It's a lot better than the regular stuff.
    X2....., have also thrown in dryer to "loosen up"

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    You mean like a clothes dryer? What the ...? I would have never thought of that one.

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    1/2" cpvc is what I use then convert to vinyl at the last 6" before the pump

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    Look at Tygon products.

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    Is there any way of shaping a permanent ell in clear tubing? In Reading PA I saw some traps made out of clear tubing. Need this for a bunch of drain tubing on console units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    Is there any way of shaping a permanent ell in clear tubing? In Reading PA I saw some traps made out of clear tubing. Need this for a bunch of drain tubing on console units.
    Search "clear pvc pipe fittings" at Granger

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    Need to use tubing not ridged pipe. I saw some clear flex tubing formed into a trap on a bunch of units and was wondering how it was manufactured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolWine View Post
    For condensate discharge we use 3/8 pex. Kink free.
    How do you make the connection at the condo pump? Is the 3/8 pex pliable enough to stretch over the condo pump barb like regular 3/8 clear tubing or is there some type of fitting you have to use. I like this idea of using pex.

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    unrolling the tubing rather than pulling it out from the center will prevent from having a torque built into the tubing. same as romex wire, you unroll it it lays flat, if pull a 40' section out center of roll it puts a twist every foot. have seen where this will cause the tubing to collapse in multiple twists over time. not an issue so much if unroll it.
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