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Lots of fittings looks good, but the fewer connections you have, the fewer chances for leaks...
    
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I can't see any clamp... Hell no wonder you got a leak!
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I can't see any clamp... Hell no wonder you got a leak!

As i said, zippies where added to all the connections after the picture was taken, but forgot the one nipple so that was where the leak was.
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This is the kind of thing that makes me avoid water cooling. At least you were there and caught the leak when it happened or it could have been really bad. It does say something about how well the cards held up though so that's good to know. Hope it all works out.
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oy..use double zip-ties doh.gif
 
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post #16 of 26
IMO just invest in compression fittings. They are worth the price.
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post #17 of 26
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IMO just invest in compression fittings. They are worth the price.

Yup yup. When I did my first watercooling build I chose compression fittings and haven't had any problems in about 3 years. Plus it just looks cleaner imo.
post #18 of 26
Nice to hear that you are up an running!
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Originally Posted by antonr90 View Post

IMO just invest in compression fittings. They are worth the price.

The same thing could be said about investing in hose clamps... tongue.gif It's no surprise that a barb with no zip ties / hose clamps / etc leaked, but proper barbs+clamps are just as safe (if not moreso) than compressions.

To the OP: Glad to hear everything is safe, but yikes, sounds like you took the least safe method of dealing with a leak by testing stuff so soon. Patience is key, always let things FULLY dry, usually 24+ hours.
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post #20 of 26
Yeah always use zip-ties, clamps or compressions fittings for each tubing end to be safe.
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