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its in the sig.
it was leaking minorly for a few hours before i noticed it, luckily nothing was damaged,
the barb that goes into the pump in my pump part of the pump/res combo was leaking because the o ring on it was pressed outward, and even though i replaced it, it was doing it again, so i just used *teflon tape on it.
i had to remove 1 of my cpu-block cables to do this, after draining my whole loop of course, and now that barb is leaking, and the one that was leaking before is leaking somewhat as well,
its really pissing me off
i have homework and i leave for school in less than 8 hours,
oh ya i need sleep too
help? any quick fixes or tips?
Edited by phillyd - 2/19/12 at 9:31pm
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any help is wanted! please
Edited by phillyd - 2/19/12 at 9:30pm
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Do you have any teflon tape? (Probably a silly question but it doesn't hurt to ask). If so then wrap the barb threads with it for a few wraps and try it.

By grommet I assume you mean o-ring? Is it damaged in any way on either of the offending barbs? How tightly did you screw the barbs in initially? Too tight can damage the threads, especially on the pump/res combo since it's acrylic. Teflon tape is the only immediate solution I have without replacing parts..
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Which barb is it leaking from also. Bottom barb goes strait into Acrylic, The top middle barb goes into a metal fitting of sort on the RASA Pump. I hope it's not stripped, if it is then use more teflon tape and make sure you get a good seal. As tehsciz said check the o-rings to make sure there not damaged.
     
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Do you have any teflon tape? (Probably a silly question but it doesn't hurt to ask). If so then wrap the barb threads with it for a few wraps and try it.

By grommet I assume you mean o-ring? Is it damaged in any way on either of the offending barbs? How tightly did you screw the barbs in initially? Too tight can damage the threads, especially on the pump/res combo since it's acrylic. Teflon tape is the only immediate solution I have without replacing parts..
it was the one into the fitting, and its in the junction of the barb and fitting
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Which barb is it leaking from also. Bottom barb goes strait into Acrylic, The top middle barb goes into a metal fitting of sort on the RASA Pump. I hope it's not stripped, if it is then use more teflon tape and make sure you get a good seal. As tehsciz said check the o-rings to make sure there not damaged.

the first o ring was damaged, replaced it and am going to add more teflon tape now
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it was the one into the fitting, and its in the junction of the barb and fitting
the first o ring was damaged, replaced it and am going to add more teflon tape now

It's extremely important when adding teflon tape to NOT back the thread out for any reason whatsoever. Once you start screwing it in that is it - do not back it out or you'll have to rewrap it and do it again.
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it was the one into the fitting, and its in the junction of the barb and fitting
the first o ring was damaged, replaced it and am going to add more teflon tape now

It's extremely important when adding teflon tape to NOT back the thread out for any reason whatsoever. Once you start screwing it in that is it - do not back it out or you'll have to rewrap it and do it again.

alright
its leaking at the same spot again (fixed the block leak)
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it appears that my overzealous application of teflon tape worked (covered the threads, o ring and bottom of the barb very thickly.
and now the pump is rattling like crazy, all the techniques ive tried before arent working (ive shaken it, flipped it...)
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Did any of the teflon tape get into the loop?
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Did any of the teflon tape get into the loop?

nope i made sure it was off the tip of the barb, as not to obstruct airflow, it just needed a moment to bleed.
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