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Old 03-25-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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Will the Thrumometer work with 1/2 ID silicone hose?

The barbs look small. Anyone use this with 1/2 ID hose?

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Old 03-26-2011, 03:37 AM   #2
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Well it's for 3/8" tubing, so I'd imagine not.

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Old 03-26-2011, 05:40 AM   #3
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I tried to attach 1/2 ID silicone tubing to it with hose clamps and it did not work very well, I had to use the 3/8 ID tubing.

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Old 11-07-2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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I tried to attach 1/2 ID silicone tubing to it with hose clamps and it did not work very well, I had to use the 3/8 ID tubing.

Bighand: did you have to change up the rest of your system for 3/8 ID tubing?

Does anyone else have a fix for this? I'm currently in the same bind (system's all set for 1/2" ID tubing. Just trying to figure out if there's some way to get the Thrumometer I already foolishly bought in there somewhere).
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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There has got to be a way to make a reducer for it.

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I'm in the same spot as you. I bought it, never used it because all of my stuff is setup for 1/2. and then i was too lazy to make a reducer for it.

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:58 PM   #7
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There has got to be a way to make a reducer for it.
3/8" (ID) x 1/2" (OD) tubing over the ends, then put the 1/2" tubing over that and clamp.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:11 AM   #8
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3/8" (ID) x 1/2" (OD) tubing over the ends, then put the 1/2" tubing over that and clamp.
Brilliant! And bonus points for simplicity.

Have you tried this yourself, Shockerengr?
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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I don't own a thrumometer, but it's a trick I use often to adapt a larger hose onto smaller barbs.

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:55 AM   #10
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I ran into this same issue and went with these 1/2 inch to 3/8 barb reducers on Amazon :
http://www.amazon.com/Midland-Plastic-Hose-Barb-REDUCER/dp/B0016ZJROI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320818023&sr=8-2

Theyre also made of FDA approved plastic nylon.

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