Originally Posted by wholeeo
Thanks, do those turn at all once they are plugged into something? I'd hate for them to face the wrong direction once I tighten them down. I use 7/16" x 5/8 over 1/2" barbs. When using compression fittings can the same sizes be used or does it have to match exact to the tubing being used. I like the 1/2" barbs with my tubing for the tight irremovable fit.
For the rotary connector, I'm not sure if you can still rotate them once them are in place. However, for the rotary compression/barb fittings, once you tighten them down, they can be turned in the direction of your choice.
For compression fittings, the ID and OD of the tubing must match or else it won't work - either the collar won't fit or it won't provide a secure clamp. So if you are using 7/16" ID and 5/8" OD tubing, you must find compression fittings that match those sizes such as this one:
Since you are a barb guy, they do make rotary barbs as well, but I couldn't find the 1/2" one on the Sidewinder website.
You may need to call Gary and ask him directly if he has any in stock, since I hear the website's stock listing isn't updated that quickly. Microcenter did have one set the last time I checked, but it looks like they are out of stock now in the Paterson location
Apparently, I'm still asleep.
Here's one of the rotary barbs from Bitspower:
There are Enzotech's as well if you don't mind mixing fittings. Edited by covert ash - 8/18/11 at 9:18am