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post #21 of 33
I have been using zipties to hold my black premochill 7/16" tubing over 1/2" fittings with out a problem. I did have a chance to use those metal clamps that koolance has when using their quick disconnects and they were awsome.

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post #22 of 33
Zipties work absolutely fine. Those tubes won't move at all once you get that last click in. It's tighter than a death grip
post #23 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;13956598 
I've not used clamps, zipties or compressions in my loop, had it about 3/4 months now and it's been taken to 2 LANs (200 miles each way) with no issues whatsoever.

I can't even pull of the tube when it's warm with a hell of a lot of force.

D:
Clamps, compressions fittings, and zip ties provide insurance against worst case scenarios. If it does not leak, great. If it does leak, you did not do everything possible to prevent it. You only have yourself to blame.
post #24 of 33
I have never built a custom water loop but I can say with certainty before even seeing some of these horror threads that I would never finish a loop without some kind of clamp/ziptie/compression fitting on the tubing.

Good job on the write up.
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post #25 of 33
No need for fancy compression fittings. These metal clamps are about $0.30 each

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And they provide excellent protection against leaks. Why take a risk with hundreds of dollars worth of components just to save yourself a buck or two
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post #26 of 33
Even if I pull on my 7/16 tubing on my 1/2 barb as hard as I can...it is not coming off. I am going to put some cable ties on anyways.
post #27 of 33
Whenever I see one of those "I pull on it as hard as I can and it doesn't come off" comments, I can't help but wonder if the person making the comment has ever played with a Chinese finger trap. tongue.gif

The forces acting on the tubing that could potentially cause a leak are very very different than the forces at work when you pull on a tube.
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by NaeKuh;13922668 
mmmm

dont like compressions... because they are very selective, and also im tired of red fingers, and my skin on the fingers being sore from all that tightening.

Perhaps if you're using some cheap-ass tubing, sure. I just built my first loop, I used compression fittings and 1/2ID 3/4OD Tygon tubing and not only does the tubing go over the barb nicely, when you screw down the compression fitting ontop it doesn't budge. However, if I need to take the tube off, I can very easily after removing the compression fitting and slipping the tube off the barb easily.

I'm using BP fittings and I don't have any issues with sore fingers. Perhaps you're just a girly-man? tongue.gif
post #29 of 33
headscratch.gif who doesn't use compression fittings, ties or clamps? Are they mad?I though it was basically a must for watercooling and this coming from a watercooling noob.
post #30 of 33
Go tell a plumber not to seal his pipe fittings and he'll laugh at you. Worse yet, you're already putting down some serious cash for a niche hobby that's not exactly required and yet you can't fork out an additional 5 bucks, most often less, on some clamps or ties? LOL.
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