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Any particular reason there aren't many 7/16 ID 5/8 OD comp fittings?

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Way back when I first made my loop I went with 7/16 ID 5/8 OD tubing to fit over 1/2 barbs. Out of curiosity I've been looking at compression fittings, and there's significantly fewer to choose from. Any particular reason?
    
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They are less common because there just isnt as much as a demand for them I'd assume. I found some nice ones by bits power for my loop and they had a black or silver options iirc. You can find them they just are not as popular as the 1/2 and 3/8.
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The 1/2" is more common, and the way I understood it was that the only reason people use 7/16 is for the extra snugness around 1/2" barbs. If you've got compression fittings which are supposed to lock down the tube and hold it there, then there is no benefit to the snugness of 7/16".
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