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Old 06-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #341
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I'm working on a parts list for one of these builds and found out that Copper Tubing Sales (.com) started carying 25' lengths of the copper coils. No longer do we have to think what we'd do with all that extra copper tubing.
3/8" OD tubing

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Old 06-15-2011, 12:41 AM   #342
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Well I got all the stuff to make this today I may have overpaid a little on the copper but the grand total for this build came to around 65 dollars and I'm sure mine/bobby m's chiller will be much better thanks Chopps

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Old 07-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #343
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I am having a hard time finding the 1/2 to 1/4 reducer. Anyone else have a website that sells them?

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Old 07-30-2011, 02:21 PM   #344
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Did u look at home depot or lowes that's where I got mine

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Old 07-30-2011, 02:22 PM   #345
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Also I got mine done a little bit ago and it works awesome thanks bobby m

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Old 08-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #346
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Did u look at home depot or lowes that's where I got mine

I have the same problem. I have checked Home Depot, Lowes and Ace and still no luck.
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #347
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I have the same problem. I have checked Home Depot, Lowes and Ace and still no luck.
If u read some of the other post on this thread. Some guys just used 1/2 caps and drilled holes in them. I would go that route if u can't find them.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #348
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I got mine at Lowes but of course it seems like they only get a new delivery of fittings once ever five years. Listen to Joeychopps. Drill a 1/4" or 5/16" hole in a tubing cap, put the flat side down over something with a hole (1/2" socket for example) then use a tapered punch to open the hole so the 3/8" tubing slips in tight. Sure, you can drill it right to 3/8" if you want but that doesn't make for a very sturdy solder joint.

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:08 AM   #349
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I found them at Lowes too. They were really dusty. Probably there since the store opened.

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McMaster has the 1/2 x 1/4 reducing coupling for $1.05 ea. http://www.mcmaster.com/#wrot-copper-tube-fittings/=dkbmjr

Grainger has several NIBCO reducing couplings, but, for one, they cost more than McMaster. The other thing is that it's not clear whether these are the right couplings.

5P186 - nominal 1/2 x 1/4, OD 5/8 x 3/8, female-female solder cup (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/NIBCO-Reducing-Coupling-5P186?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-BTM_BTB05209020&cm_vc=IDPBBZ2)

5P197 - nominal 1/2 x 1/4, OD 5/8 x 3/8, female-male solder (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/NIBCO-Reducing-Coupling-5P197?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-BTM_BTB05209020&cm_vc=IDPBBZ2).

Despite the difference in how pipe and tubing are labeled differently, Grainger lists others that might fit the bill.

5P187 - nominal 1/2 x 3/8, OD 5/8 x 1/2, female-female solder cup (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/NIBCO-Reducing-Coupling-5P187?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-BTM_BTB05209020&cm_vc=IDPBBZ2)

5P198 - nominal 1/2 x 3/8, OD 5/8 x 1/2, female-male solder (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/NIBCO-Reducing-Coupling-5P198?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-BTM_BTB05209020&cm_vc=IDPBBZ2)

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