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Hey guys, finally got these compression fittings to go with this tubing. I put the tubing on and it was really hard to get it on but done it in the end. Anyway, the compression wont screw down fully at all. Will this matter? I have poured water in and it didnt leak. Here are a couple of pics:





How do they look?

Thanks


Edited by 8564dan - 8/16/11 at 5:01am
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Looks ok to me.

Aslong that the tubing went over the lip all the way on the fitting, you are good. The tightener will only twist so far on the rest of the fitting.
    
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Looks ok to me.

Aslong that the tubing went over the lip all the way on the fitting, you are good. The tightener will only twist so far on the rest of the fitting.
Yeah the tubing did go on all the way. Does the tightener never screw all the way down then? I guess it wouldnt would it?

Im comparing the thread length of the compression fitting to the barb and it is quite a bit shorter. This doesnt make much difference does it? :


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It will screw down all the way if the tubing was thinner and/or you had a death grip on your hands to turn the screw. But even on my fittings, it didn't go all the way too. No leaks for the past few months.

You're good to go man.
    
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post #5 of 20
Looks real nice.
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It will screw down all the way if the tubing was thinner and/or you had a death grip on your hands to turn the screw. But even on my fittings, it didn't go all the way too. No leaks for the past few months.

You're good to go man.
Ok then. i wasnt sure if screwing them all the way down could cut the tube or something?

Any answers regarding the thread length in my previous post?
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Ok then. i wasnt sure if screwing them all the way down could cut the tube or something?

Any answers regarding the thread length in my previous post?
Thread length is fine. It'll still be a snug and tight fit.
    
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post #8 of 20
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I can pull the tubing off the compression fitting alot easier than the barb.....makes me a bit nervous and unsure of whether or not i should use barbs instead?
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post #9 of 20
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I can pull the tubing off the compression fitting alot easier than the barb.....makes me a bit nervous and unsure of whether or not i should use barbs instead?
Should be alot more snug than that. I'd try and screw the fitting over the tube more if your could.
    
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post #10 of 20
You will feel it compress. Also it is easier to loosen/tighten if you hold the tubing while turning.
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