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Hi guys, im getting this tubing and have ordered these compression fittings. Just wanted to know if i have made a good choice for the fittings
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The sizes on the compression fittings dont match the tubing. The tubing is 16/11mm and the fittings are 16/12mm. 1mm might not be much but I think the numbers should match exactly. Hopefully someone else can chime in and give you a better answer.
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The sizes on the compression fittings dont match the tubing. The tubing is 16/11mm and the fittings are 16/12mm. 1mm might not be much but I think the numbers should match exactly. Hopefully someone else can chime in and give you a better answer.
The fittings match the ID and OD though so i thought they were ok?
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According to here the ID is 11 or 12mm?
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post #5 of 23
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The fittings match the ID and OD though so i thought they were ok?
The inside diameter matches but the outside does not. Like said, im not sure if 1mm difference is that important but I would wait till someone else who knows for sure posts here before ordering them.
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According to here the ID is 11 or 12mm?
Ah yeah it says it will fit 11/12mm so I guess it is ok. It didnt show that in the other links you posted.
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The inside diameter matches but the outside does not. Like said, im not sure if 1mm difference is that important but I would wait till someone else who knows for sure posts here before ordering them.
The title of the page i linked of the compression fittings in the OP says 16/11mm. I think they work with 16/11 and 16/12??

EDIT: In the "description" part of the original link it says - "innner diameter: 11mm". I assume they will be fine.
Edited by 8564dan - 8/10/11 at 9:27am
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Hi guys, im getting this tubing and have ordered these compression fittings. Just wanted to know if i have made a good choice for the fittings
Good picks man.
Personally I prefer clear tubing... easier to spot problems,see erosion, etc.
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post #9 of 23
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Good picks man.
Personally I prefer clear tubing... easier to spot problems,see erosion, etc.
Thanks, yeah i know what you mean with clear tubing. I assume with a silver coil and new tubing and cleaning every 6 months though it should be ok .

Any other thoughts on the fittings? I have already ordered them in excitement lol. I didnt notice it saying 12mm aswell. However as it says 11mm too i assume they are ok.

How can they be both 11 and 12mm?
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They are compression fittings.... if they screw in tight, should be fine.
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