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post #11 of 20
So far it looks like it's the tubing
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Odd... never had a problem with bitspower. something is off there.

I use BP compression fittings in all my rigs. They are a bit more expensive, but worth every penny. I've never had a problem with them leaking or not being secure.
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post #13 of 20
Tubing makes a difference as well feser ones are really tight and hard for me and tygon if you pull hard they can come off cause its got softer wall for the tubing. Just leave some extra slack on the tubing so they not pulling against each other all the time.
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Odd... never had a problem with bitspower. something is off there.

I use BP compression fittings in all my rigs. They are a bit more expensive, but worth every penny. I've never had a problem with them leaking or not being secure.
Yea the more I look at the fittings the more I notice that is must be the tubing and not the fittings. There is no other size it could be. if it was another size it would be rediculously off and not just a little.

I have some random peices of 7/16 tubing laying around from various companies, i will give those a try and see if results are the same.
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Nope, its the fittings. I have tried 3 brands of 7/16x5/8 tubing. Maybe this is the one bp product that is bad? You really dont see alot of people using 7/16 comp fittings.

Looks like I will be getting 1/2x3/4 tubing and bp fittings instead as they are known to be good.

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Nope, its the fittings. I have tried 3 brands of 7/16x5/8 tubing. Maybe this is the one bp product that is bad? You really dont see alot of people using 7/16 comp fittings.

Looks like I will be getting 1/2x3/4 tubing and bp fittings instead as they are known to be good.

Thanks guys.
It's a shame it was the fittings after all GL with the new ones I'm sure they'll be great
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It's a shame it was the fittings after all GL with the new ones I'm sure they'll be great
I think these are enzotech fittings with bitspower caps. The fitting/barb section looks nothing like the bp true silver product, however it is identical to the enzotech fittings. The caps do say bp on the top. Maybe the selller sent the wrong caps by mistake?
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hey...just to clarify, so I just bought a 3/8 ID, 1/2 OD primochill lrt tubing together with 8 90 deg koolance fittings. Upon receiving the items, I double checked the size of my fittings and it turns out that it was actually 3/8 ID, 5/8 OD. But....

Won't this work even though they have the same ID size?
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hey...just to clarify, so I just bought a 3/8 ID, 1/2 OD primochill lrt tubing together with 8 90 deg koolance fittings. Upon receiving the items, I double checked the size of my fittings and it turns out that it was actually 3/8 ID, 5/8 OD. But....

Won't this work even though they have the same ID size?
The collar for the fitting is too small to go over the tubing, so it won't work. When using compression fittings, the ID and OD must match.

If you bought regular barbs, then the OD does not really matter.
     
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I like and personally use Enzotech fittings..
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