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Here you go.

List of Bitspower compressions for 7/16ID 5/8OD http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c4...ion-Page1.html
i thought you would post that LOL

i already saw that but if you actually look for bitspower compression fittings, they only have ones for 1/2" ID and 5/8 OD.

i have never seen 7/16 ID x 5/8 OD compression fittings from bitspower.
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Well, since I just put together my rig with nothing but Bitspower 7/16 ID x 5/8 OD compression fittings, I can say conclusively that they do make them. Here's a link: LINK. I'm not quite sure what the poster meant who said CFs for 7/16 would be dumb. Putting compression fittings on any tube only increases the pressure that would have been on a barb. 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compressions work great and don't leak. I like the rotary ones the best and recommend them over the non-rotary, mostly because I don't have to worry about twisting the tubing while installing, causing the fitting to loosen as the tubing tries to untwist. They look great and as I said, if installed correctly don't leak.
    
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Well, since I just put together my rig with nothing but Bitspower 7/16 ID x 5/8 OD compression fittings, I can say conclusively that they do make them. Here's a link: LINK. I'm not quite sure what the poster meant who said CFs for 7/16 would be dumb. Putting compression fittings on any tube only increases the pressure that would have been on a barb. 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compressions work great and don't leak. I like the rotary ones the best and recommend them over the non-rotary, mostly because I don't have to worry about twisting the tubing while installing, causing the fitting to loosen as the tubing tries to untwist. They look great and as I said, if installed correctly don't leak.
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Well, since I just put together my rig with nothing but Bitspower 7/16 ID x 5/8 OD compression fittings, I can say conclusively that they do make them. Here's a link: LINK. I'm not quite sure what the poster meant who said CFs for 7/16 would be dumb. Putting compression fittings on any tube only increases the pressure that would have been on a barb. 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compressions work great and don't leak. I like the rotary ones the best and recommend them over the non-rotary, mostly because I don't have to worry about twisting the tubing while installing, causing the fitting to loosen as the tubing tries to untwist. They look great and as I said, if installed correctly don't leak.
But isn't it better to use 1/2" barbs for 7/16 tubing?
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But isn't it better to use 1/2" barbs for 7/16 tubing?
why not just match ID with fitting exactly? the mfg make them that way for a reason. everyone always tries to cram to prevent a leak. good parts combined with flawless installation will not result in a leak.

just an opinion/observation.
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why not just match ID with fitting exactly? the mfg make them that way for a reason. everyone always tries to cram to prevent a leak. good parts combined with flawless installation will not result in a leak.

just an opinion/observation.
Your right.

So if i get 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compression fittings, then i should use 7/16ID 5/8OD tubing right?
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So if i get 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compression fittings, then i should use 7/16ID 5/8OD tubing right?
Yes, if you use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compression fittings then you should use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD tubing. However, you can definitely use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD tubing on 1/2" barbs if you want. This has been done with much success by others who swear that there's no leaks, even with no clamps or zipties. I like the peace of mind of compression fittings and as another poster stated, Bitspower makes the 7/16" CFs for a reason. Just my opinion
    
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Yes, if you use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD compression fittings then you should use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD tubing. However, you can definitely use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD tubing on 1/2" barbs if you want. This has been done with much success by others who swear that there's no leaks, even with no clamps or zipties. I like the peace of mind of compression fittings and as another poster stated, Bitspower makes the 7/16" CFs for a reason. Just my opinion
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