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    srick with your barbs
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    XSPC compressions
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post #11 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
it should according to skinee labs.....I have a XSPC rasa
The second picture I posted is an XSPC Rasa with the $4 XSPC 'black' compression fittings. They're more like a black chrome/nickel.
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post #12 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MKHunt View Post
The second picture I posted is an XSPC Rasa with the $4 XSPC 'black' compression fittings. They're more like a black chrome/nickel.
Like!

thanks all!~going to get compressions then

quick question; how exactly do they work? I know that they have a spinning thing that clamps onto the tube, so do you loosen the spinning thing, insert the tube then tighten the spinning thing again?
post #13 of 31
you remove the spinning thing put it on the tube put tube on barb then slide the spinning thing down and screw it on
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post #14 of 31
If you want, I can post some more in detail pics of the xspc compression fittings tonight so you can see how they look. They are different than most chrome/ matte black finishes. They are very sleek and look very good In my opinion though, Specially if they catch the light, oh baby.
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post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Nano5656 View Post
If you want, I can post some more in detail pics of the xspc compression fittings tonight so you can see how they look. They are different than most chrome/ matte black finishes. They are very sleek and look very good In my opinion though, Specially if they catch the light, oh baby.
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post #16 of 31
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you remove the spinning thing put it on the tube put tube on barb then slide the spinning thing down and screw it on
This.
The fitting comes in two parts, the barb and the clamp. Remove the clamp part, and slip it onto the tubing. Install the barb part, push the tubing into place, and then screw the clamp piece into place. Firm hand tight works fine. It does *NOT* need to be tightened down to the bottom of the fitting, only down far enough to securely hold the tubing. It is often worth giving the tubing a tug once you have it together, to make sure it's secure.
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post #17 of 31
Everyone goes on about how "compressions are so much sexier than barbs" etc etc. I disagree, I think it depends more on the application. Case in point:




7/16" tube over 1/2" barbs, no need for clamps. Now tell me that barbs are not sexy.

As for the security, they are both secure when installed correctly.
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post #18 of 31
stuff like that makes me wonder if you can do the same with 7/16" fittings and 3/8" id tubing
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post #19 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebadlemonade View Post
stuff like that makes me wonder if you can do the same with 7/16" fittings and 3/8" id tubing
Yep. I actually managed to get 3/8" x 1/2" tube over a BP 1/2" barb (I was two 3/8" barbs short for a build). Tight as but there was no way it was coming off. 3/8" tube should go over 7/16" barbs fairly easily whilst providing a fair bit of clamping force.

Edit:

Pic of 3/8" tube over 1/2" barbs. Apologies for the glare, best I could get with my camera phone at the time.



Please note that this was a temp build and has been completely re-done since and the zip ties were only whilst I got the right size clamps sent out (I was sent the wrong size to start with).

Edited by GingerJohn - 10/15/11 at 11:34pm
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post #20 of 31
your hand must have been sore after getting 3/8 tubing over 1/2 barbs
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