plastic/nylon TIH?

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plastic/nylon TIH?

Postby Radrick » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:53 pm

Has anyone tried using Plastic or nylon tubing inside heater hose? I have used nylon tubing with compression fitting and it works very well. Since the setup for the TIH uses compression fitting I was just wondering if there would be a benefit to doing it this way. I realize that there would be some loss in heat transfer do to the insulating properties of the plastic/nylon tubing but I am not really relying on this heat transfer for my heat but rather for keeping the wvo liquid in the winter. Just thinking out loud and looking for feedback.
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Postby SunWizard » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:38 pm

Greasecar uses PEX plastic tube in hose, and there are lots of them working fine. The compression fittings on the tube ends can start to leak after a long time of use, I think it won't last as long as aluminum TiH.
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