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Hey guys, so filled the res up......well overfilled and ended up spilling over . Anyway the acrylic hole where the inlet is to the pump/res.....i used these fittings and everywhere else was fine apart from this bit. I had done it up as tight as i could without damaging the res and there were tiny tiny drops slowly coming out the bottom. I drained and took it all out and replaced this fitting with one of these and it stopped. Im thinking these compression fittings are not best for acrylic? I wanted to make sure it was the fitting and not the res. It was so annoying, it really couldnt be done up any tighter with putting a crack in the res.

Anyone else have issues like this? Seems best to use the barbs that came with the kit?
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The second one you linked to is a plug? That can't be right. Is it? Good thing nothing got fried.
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The second one you linked to is a plug? That can't be right. Is it? Good thing nothing got fried.
Sorry, maybe i didnt explain correctly. I took the loop apart and put a plug in the res on its own, filled with distilled just to see if it still leaked with a different fitting. It didnt. I still have to put the loop back together again now. I was just wondering if i should use these compression fittings again or the barbs that came with the kit. They seem pretty solid barbs tbh. However i love the compression fitting look.
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Oh I see sorry, I also actually just set up a rasa kit for the first time yesterday. I went with the barbs on the res just to be sure it was a good fit. Not that others shouldn't be but thats what I did and it works great.
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Awesome, yeah im gonna go with the barbs. The compression fittings were 1/4" thread size so they should've worked. Oh well
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Oh I see sorry, I also actually just set up a rasa kit for the first time yesterday. I went with the barbs on the res just to be sure it was a good fit. Not that others shouldn't be but thats what I did and it works great.
All the reviews that I read said the barbs worked very well adn compression fittings not needed. Thats what I will be doing when I set mine up (come on Bulldozer!)
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All the reviews that I read said the barbs worked very well adn compression fittings not needed. Thats what I will be doing when I set mine up (come on Bulldozer!)
Yeah, i did test the pump out with the barbs and it was fine. These compression fittings just didnt seem to work with the res/pump combo. I may use the barbs on the res/pump and use compression fittings elsewhere. Come on IVY!
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Yah I also mixed the barbs with compression fittings in other places.
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Yah I also mixed the barbs with compression fittings in other places.
I saw your rig in the XSPC thread. I commented...

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I saw your rig in the XSPC thread. I commented...

EDIT: I see you have already noticed lol
Yah I kind of spammed the board with pics At least in the relevant threads.
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