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I might be able to help you with the barbs vs compressions problem you are suffering from. Basically a compression fitting is a barb that typically has a smaller barb height so alone with out the compression topping is more prone to popping off which is where the compression top comes into play. The top is nothing more than metal ring which is threaded to screw into the compression barb and has a hole in the middle that matches the OD of the tubing. You are able to then screw down the metal ring onto the barb compressing the side of the tubing onto the barb and giving you an air tight seal. I have never ever seen a compression fitting fail to hold in tubing the o-ring is the only real point of weakness. I have provided a pic to maybe help you.


Edited by Arksniper - 4/27/11 at 9:13pm
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