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Originally Posted by GingerJohn;13563670 
Wow, so many people missing the point.

I would not advise using 7/16" * 5/8" tubing with compression fittings meant for 1/2" * 5/8" tubing. The problem is that the tube wall will be thicker for the 7/16" tubing, so when it is sitting on the barb of the compression fitting the retaining ring might not be big enough to engage the threads.

It might work OK, it might not even fit or it might cause a leak. Tubing is cheap, why not grab some to match the fittings and sleep easier at night.


Edit: If you have the tubing and the fittings already, why not give it a try and see how it fits. You can always put together a quick and simple test loop to check for leaks.

Thank you this was the answer I was looking for!

Thanks to everyone who actually answered my question. I wasn't talking about barbs guys. Obviously 7/16 tubing works fine on 1/2 barbs. Please actually read posts before commenting on them.
Edited by omnius19 - 5/20/11 at 7:41pm
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