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post #11 of 23
The 11mm can probably stretch on it and fit, where as the 12mm is a bit more easy to put on
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Oh ok, so just to confirm, these fittings are ok with my selected tubing?
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post #13 of 23
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Ive read it somewhere before but i cant quite remember now....what is the 11-16mm measurement?

EDIT: NVM...its the ID and OD in mm
Edited by 8564dan - 8/10/11 at 10:09am
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post #14 of 23
Try it on a test piece of tubing before putting your loop together. Using a larger tube than the compression fitting was designed for makes for a very tight fit and the compression nut or sleeve can cut the tubing when you tighten it down. Using a smaller tube will cause the nut or sleeve to not grab the tube and leave you with an unsafe connection. I know you think 1mm isn't a big difference, but anyone who's ever used compression fittings knows how tight the tolerances are.
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Originally Posted by SPARC_PWR View Post
Try it on a test piece of tubing before putting your loop together. Using a larger tube than the compression fitting was designed for makes for a very tight fit and the compression nut or sleeve can cut the tubing when you tighten it down. Using a smaller tube will cause the nut or sleeve to not grab the tube and leave you with an unsafe connection. I know you think 1mm isn't a big difference, but anyone who's ever used compression fittings knows how tight the tolerances are.
Yeah i will try it on a test bit of tubing 1st. It must be compatable though as whenever i click on 7/16 ID and 5/8 0D fittings, these come up.

I dont get where the 12mm comes from? I cant see any 12mm tubing?

If they dont fit the tubing i have ordered, what is the best tubing to go with?
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post #16 of 23
I have the EK 7/16 ID compression fittings and have used it with PrimoChill 7/16-5/8 tubing. What I noticed was my first tubing purchased fit, but the securing rings were very snug to tighten down on the tubing (seemed the outer diameter was a tad large). I had ordered more tubing, but from a different reseller and the tubing fit perfectly. The locking rings slid easily over the tubing and screwed down easily.
     
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by ezveedub View Post
I have the EK 7/16 ID compression fittings and have used it with PrimoChill 7/16-5/8 tubing. What I noticed was my first tubing purchased fit, but the securing rings were very snug to tighten down on the tubing (seemed the outer diameter was a tad large). I had ordered more tubing, but from a different reseller and the tubing fit perfectly. The locking rings slid easily over the tubing and screwed down easily.
Oh ok, so was the next lot of tubing you ordered still primochill? It is wasnt, could you tell me what it was? If it was, that doesnt make much sense??

So you are happy with the fittings and this size tubing then?
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post
Oh ok, so was the next lot of tubing you ordered still primochill? It is wasnt, could you tell me what it was? If it was, that doesnt make much sense??

So you are happy with the fittings and this size tubing then?
Yes, both times it was PrimoChill/PrimoFlex. My first order was from Jab-Tech and my other order was from Performance PCs a few months later. Since it was bulk order, they did not come in a branded package. May have been a slight change with the tubing over the last few months. I guess. With my last order of tubing, the assembly and fittings work perfectly. With my first order of tubing, I still used it, its just very tight to get the locking rings on. I think PrimoChill may have tweaked their tubing size some IMO OR I was sent incorrect size tubing on my first order. Seems vendors are showing exact sizes now in MM.

http://jab-tech.com/PrimoFlex-Pro-LR...D-pr-4424.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24504
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by ezveedub View Post
Yes, both times it was PrimoChill/PrimoFlex. My first order was from Jab-Tech and my other order was from Performance PCs a few months later. Since it was bulk order, they did not come in a branded package. May have been a slight change with the tubing over the last few months. I guess. With my last order of tubing, the assembly and fittings work perfectly. With my first order of tubing, I still use it, its just very tight to get the locking rings on. I think PrimoChill may have tweaked their tubing size some IMO. Seesm they are showing exact sizes now in MM.

http://jab-tech.com/PrimoFlex-Pro-LR...D-pr-4424.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24504
Ok im just gonna stick with what ive ordered then . Many thanks. The measurements on the original link i provided aren't as precise but i assume they will be the same.
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post #20 of 23
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Ok im just gonna stick with what ive ordered then . Many thanks. The measurements on the original link i provided aren't as precise but i assume they will be the same.
Here's some pics so you can see what I'm talking about. The slightly smaller tubing fits perfectly on the EK fittings and it's size matches closer to the dimensions posted by Jab-Tech and Perf PCs.


     
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