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Old 04-01-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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I have a stupid question. When you buy something that says you need 1 inch tubing and do not specify ID or OD which are they referring to? I went to home depot to ask for tubing and they asked ID or OD and I went blank lol.
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I always just take the fitting with me to the store.
I still often screw up but it does help in moments of doubt..
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Hehe thanks, glad I'm not the only one.
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In the last couple weeks I have had 2 experiences with the same issue of ID or OD. Not that I know, but I think they refer to the OD. Somehow you should magically know what the ID is
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So.... I know in the automotive world if you are talking about a rubber line, the I.D. is the measurement used. If you're talking about a steel/copper line it's the O.D. I think it depends on the material you're using. That probably doesn't help to much though....
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Generally it is the ID. Not very often is it referenced as the OD. Now, I am sure there are times when it is.
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Generally it is the ID. Not very often is it referenced as the OD. Now, I am sure there are times when it is.
I think in most cases it is ID also now that I think about it .
You can get 2 thickness [3/4 & 7/8] that both have 1/2 inch ID ,so to reference OD might be more difficult and less accurate .
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Wow the fact that I knew that referred to outside & inside diameter makes me realize just how much *constructing* I've been doing 😏
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