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Old 04-20-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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i have been debating if I can actually build a chiller cheaper than I can buy one. Even with the price of copper it looks like I can. What is the best size of copper tubing? I have seen 3/8 and 1/2? Also, at the store, I have seen "type L" tubing. What is "Type L"? I think the best deal I have seen is 50 feet for about $60 at home depot. thanks.

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Old 04-20-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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I think coppertubingsales.com is the best deal going if you compare final price shipping vs. sales tax locally. If you ever plan on going 10 gallons, the best deal is 1/2" x 50' refrigeration tubing.

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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I think coppertubingsales.com is the best deal going if you compare final price shipping vs. sales tax locally. If you ever plan on going 10 gallons, the best deal is 1/2" x 50' refrigeration tubing.
I used 3/8" copper from coppertubingsales and was very pleased with the ease of ordering, the price, and the delivery. Not sure if the 1/2" is better, but you really should check that place out for tubing. You do want the refrigeration tubing.
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