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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:19 PM

huh?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:47 PM

They are two alternatives to steel braided hoses and hardlines.

Macroline is a thick rubber tubing about the same size as a stainless braided hose. They are usually sold in long lengths and you cut them to your needs. It's larger than microline and allows for more airflow - particularly for low pressure setups. The good stuff is rated to 1000psi while a lot is rated for less. You can use it for high pressure setups and with CO2 but it's really designed for low pressure use. It isn't anywhere near as durable and it will blow out on occasion. Luckily they are very simple to replace - you just push the macroline on the fitting and it holds on with tension. There is no need for a wrench or thread sealer such as is the case with stainless braided hose. It's preferred by a lot of people since it is not as rough and to some it is easier to work with.

Microline is kind of a smaller version of macroline. It's much smaller but similar in texture. The common misconception with this is that it is weaker. It's actually a good deal stronger and has a high 3360psi burst pressure. However, there is some question to how much air flow it allows for. You usually see it on pump markers, especially those set up for 12 gram cartridge CO2 use. It is not to be confused with pneumatic LP tubing. Microline fits onto barb fittings similar to macroline.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

so can i set it up to my 98C to turn the tank around?
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

you could do that with any hose if you wanted to. It would probably be a bit easier with macroline since it is a bit more flexible but stainless braided hose would work also.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:01 PM

ok cool
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