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has anybody used these fittings and knows if they are any good?

1/4" Thread Compression Fitting for 3/8" ID - 5/8" OD Tubing Clear : Primochill

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I would never use a plastic fitting mate.
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I remember reading that someone said that it works but they are very cheap and you get what you pay for. I wouldn't use them.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I would never use a plastic fitting mate.
Why not? If you over tighten a metal component, it's going to screw up the threads on your expensive blocks or radiators. Where with a plastic one, your only loss will be the fitting.
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Why not? If you over tighten a metal component, it's going to screw up the threads on your expensive blocks or radiators.
To be honest, that's not very likely.
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Why not? If you over tighten a metal component, it's going to screw up the threads on your expensive blocks or radiators. Where with a plastic one, your only loss will be the fitting.
Because plastic that thin can slip and crack easily. I bet its very brittle too for £2.
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I thought about using the colored Primochill compressions when I was first building my loop. In my research I found several reports of them cracking either on install or simply when moving tubes around. If you want compression fittings, spend the cash on good ones and yes, they are not cheap. If you need to save cash, pick up some barbs and use the plastic alligator clips.
 
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I must admit the being plastis was my worry as well, Iv'e had my first ever watercooled setup running for 5 weeks now with out issue and am looking at getting a few bits
raystorm cpu
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Primochill PrimoFlex Pro LRT 3/8" ID - 5/8 (specialtech don't do 7/16 primochill)
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and wanted to put compression fittings on what about these
1/4" Thread Compression Fitting for 3/8" ID - 5/8"
Edited by Greenback - 10/10/11 at 12:56pm
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and wanted to put compression fittings on what about these
1/4" Thread Compression Fitting for 3/8" ID - 5/8"
Those would be fine
 
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thanks all for the quick responses you confirmed what I was thinking
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