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post #1 of 7
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I have a new / My first water cooling loop, However, while leak testing in my case I have had three leaks, all of them have been on barbs with worm clamps on therm

(The barbs are tightened as much as they can go)

How much should i tighten the worm clamps? i am worried about piercing the hose, do you do it until you cant turn it no more?
Edited by antipesto93 - 5/6/11 at 1:42pm
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I'm guessing your not turning it tight enough, I've never had a wormdrive leak. I turn them pretty much 'till I can't no more, not spilt the hose yet either. It is coming from the hose and not the thread?
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Definitely from the hose, I got a bigger screwdriver and was able to tighten it about 3 more turns lol
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Choke those tube till they cant breath anymore..hehehe...
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post #5 of 7
Clamp it till you see the area where the clamp is is slightly smaller than the tubing going over the barb.
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post #6 of 7
Damn i use clamps that u can squeeze with fingers to expand them on.. and i never have leaks. My tube is generally hard to even squeeze over bitspower barbs, what barbs do you have?
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post #7 of 7
How did you tighten the barbs onto the blocks? I recently set up my brother's computer using barbs and I had a lot of problems with leaks until I tightened all of the barbs with a wrench. Because water cooling parts use G 1/4 standard, which relies on an o-ring to create a seal it is easy to have a leak even if the barb appears secure.
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