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I just bought the pump in April/may. I ordered a new pump and I will see if I can get a warranty exchange or something on this pump. I actually hope it's the pump. That would be the most simple fix
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The threaded ring on the pump might need tightening, who knows.
    
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Update to the situation: I installed the new mcp655. It was still SLOWLY leaking. I realized that I wasn't using hose clamps on the pump connections. The barbs on the pump were so tight that I figured I wouldn't need them. I got some barbs, installed them, no more leaking. Sort of a Noob move on my part, but its interesting that it worked without barbs for a few months.
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Update to the situation: I installed the new mcp655. It was still SLOWLY leaking. I realized that I wasn't using hose clamps on the pump connections. The barbs on the pump were so tight that I figured I wouldn't need them. I got some barbs, installed them, no more leaking. Sort of a Noob move on my part, but its interesting that it worked without barbs for a few months.
Now that you have two MCP655's you can run two in series...MUAHAHA
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haha. Yes. Against all advice, I have 2 of them running on the same loop right next to each other. I have the 2nd one running a little bit slower than the 1st one
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post #26 of 39
Jake the MCP655 has built in barbs, do you mean you where not running clamps?

1/2 inch tubing will always need clamps on 1/2 inch fittings

I run 7/16 tubing on my 1/2" barbs using zip ties for clamps
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post #27 of 39
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Jake the MCP655 has built in barbs, do you mean you where not running clamps?

1/2 inch tubing will always need clamps on 1/2 inch fittings

I run 7/16 tubing on my 1/2" barbs using zip ties for clamps
That's sort of a No-no to use zip-ties as clamps.
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That's sort of a No-no to use zip-ties as clamps.


Why? it has been that way for over a year with no leaks and before that I ran for a year with out any clamps other then the ones on the D4 pump

7/16" tubing fits the 1/2" barbs rather tight, you really need to heat up the tubing to get it on with out a huge fight
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post #29 of 39
I've heard you don't need compression fittings if you use the right hose diameter?
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I've heard you don't need compression fittings if you use the right hose diameter?
Compression fittings require that the hose OD matches the fittings

A regular 1/2" barb will fit 1/2" tubing of any OD but will need clamps
while 7/16 I.D. tubing will fit the 1/2" barb with a little persuasion it generally will not work with 1/2" compression fittings
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