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Ok next week my parts for water cooling will be here. I'm most paranoid of is leaks so I have been trying to figure out ways to prevent leaking. what I've been wondering is have any of you used locktite or thread sealing tape of the barb threads to prevent leaking.
     
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It's the rubber o-rings that create the seal. Not the threads.
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normally finger tight is enough without anything on the threads, but if you got weaky fingers then finger tight then 1/4 turn with wrench/pliers remembering to put something around the barb to protect the finish smile.gif

putting tape on the thread could possibly crack the acrylic res if it's already a tight fit
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use teflon tape.
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If you decide to use Teflon tape as extra insurance, take care to trim it so it doesn't interfere with the o-ring, and none of it is in the water flow.

As has been mentioned, be very careful with causing extra pressure on clear acrylic parts, though it is best to avoid using them at all.
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