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Sorry this took so long, I wanted to dig up the same barbs you're using, I believe the O-Rings are the same spec as yours aswell. Don't mind the corrosion, the original owner had a funky loop...



This is really about all you need for a water tight seal. The O-Ring should not deform much at all, just slightly depressed.
Okay thank you, that is very similar to how the O-rings on my CPU block look, they were much smaller then the O rings on the other barbs. I should take a picture and show you guys one of those other barbs, dear god I just measured the O ring and it is nearly 2mm thick :O

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GA
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Ask something strange here. You didnt get anything on the O-rings that would make them swell up did you? Like wd40 from your fingers because they look like there all swollen and some chemicals can do this to some rubber
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Compression fittings have a collar that you first place on the tubing. Then you put the tube on the barb, slide the collar toward the barb, and tighten it onto the threads on the barb's base. Basically it just acts as an integrated clamp.

Overall I feel appearance is by and large the main draw for compression fittings. I stick with plain barbs because they're easy to use and don't cost an arm and a leg for a full loop's worth.

By the way, what size tubing are you using? For quite a while I was using Tygon R3603 3/8" x 1/2" on Bitspower 3/8" barbs, and it was a fantastic match. Didn't even need clamps, and a zip tie was plenty if some peace of mind was desired.
I started out with barbs, Danger Den, and had no issues. I changed over to Bitspower compresson fittings because it is a much cleaner look, no clamps or zip ties. I've not had any leaks using compression fittings nor do I use teflon tape on the threads. I'd try the tape in your case and see if it works.
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Before I order a bunch of those what about the XSPC compression fittings? Any word on those?

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I've heard that they're good without costing an arm and leg

I'm getting some for my loop soon as well

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post #35 of 36
Never use teflon tape on any barb going into anything that isn't metal. Acetal and other plastics will crack. To the OP, if you can find new O-rings for your current barbs that match those that work fine, then go for it. Otherwise, high quality fittings like Bitspower will also work.
I have a fun mix, Feser compressions, a few barbs (mainly cheap ones) and some alphacool rotaries to hook my loop together. it all works perfectly. Everything is no more than hand tight with the odd part that was tightened slightly with pliers.
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I have 18 Bits compression fittings in my build and I love them no leaks and dummy proof in my case lol
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