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That was another question I conjured up while milling about the office this afternoon.

The point of going with 7/16" tubing is to be used with 1/2" barbs correct? For the super tight fit, correct?

If I do with compression fittings the tightness of tubing is out the window based on the way in which the compression fitting works, correct?

Bigger ID tube, like the 1/2", with the appropriate compression fitting will be as tight a fit, or tighter, than going with 7/16" tubing and barbs? Or no?
Yes, 7/16" over a 1/2" barb is for the nice tight fit.

If you use compression fittings, the tubing and compression fitting must be the same ID and OD or it won't seal correctly.

The BP compression fittings and primoflex tube I used fit together very tight without the nut on the fitting, it takes some force to get the tube over. Compression fittings have a very secure fit, barbs with metal hose clamps are comparable but don't look as nice IMO.

Hope I answered your questions.
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post
Yes, 7/16" over a 1/2" barb is for the nice tight fit.

If you use compression fittings, the tubing and compression fitting must be the same ID and OD or it won't seal correctly.

The BP compression fittings and primoflex tube I used fit together very tight without the nut on the fitting, it takes some force to get the tube over. Compression fittings have a very secure fit, barbs with metal hose clamps are comparable but don't look as nice IMO.

Hope I answered your questions.


Yes, thanks for the info.

Looks like I'll be doing some Bitspower compression fittings and some PrimoChill tubing. White tubing and black compression fittings.
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One final question strictly on tubing size since I made up my mind on using the compression fittings should I stick with 7/16" tubing or go a little larger to 1/2"?

Bitspower makes fittings that cover both sizes. Any benefit to using a little larger tubing, or is it an aesthetic thing only?
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