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post #31 of 76
Can you pull the tubing out of the fitting with the compression ring still on there? From what I've read, it sounds like your tubing isn't quite properly sized. Hard to diagnose without actually seeing it, though.
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Can you pull the tubing out of the fitting with the compression ring still on there? From what I've read, it sounds like your tubing isn't quite properly sized. Hard to diagnose without actually seeing it, though.

It takes a little effort but yeah I can


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post #33 of 76
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What is the correct way to check of the tubing is the right size or not?


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post #34 of 76
A ruler that's precise to the mm, check the diameter of the inner bore then check the whole diameter of the tubing.
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Originally Posted by kazenagi View Post

A ruler that's precise to the mm, check the diameter of the inner bore then check the whole diameter of the tubing.

I measured it with a ruler and tape measure, both say the tubing is 3/8 ID 5/8 OD just like it is supposed to be


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post #36 of 76
Well something isn't right. It sounds like either the fittings or the tubing is the wrong size. What kind of tubing is it and where did you buy everything?

Try measuring the fittings, what do you get as the inner diameter measurement for the compression ring?
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post #38 of 76
Orings. I hate them.

Use teflon tape instead and you'll get a high pressure capable, leak free system.

A bit tricky to install, but once done, works like a bawse.
   
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Orings. I hate them.
Use teflon tape instead and you'll get a high pressure capable, leak free system.
A bit tricky to install, but once done, works like a bawse.

It has nothing to do with o-rings, please read the thread. The OP stated that when he uses worm-clamps there is no leak whatsoever, which means that the compression part doesn't make pressure over the tube that sits on the barb.
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It has nothing to do with o-rings, please read the thread. The OP stated that when he uses worm-clamps there is no leak whatsoever, which means that the compression part doesn't make pressure over the tube that sits on the barb.

Seems like I mis-read the posts (I actually had to google what a worm clamp is, english's not my primary language smile.gif).

Actually, a compression fitting should work if the tube reaches the inner barb. I wonder if the compression part diameter is right. The fit between the part that threads onto the fitting body should be snug with the tube, otherwise clamping pressure won't be enough and the fitting could leak.

By the way, those are some awkward fittings. Is the interior of the part that compresses the tube cone-shaped?
   
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