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So I picked up some PrimoFlex LRT Clear tubing for my watercooling build. It is 3/8 ID, 5/8OD. With a wall thickness of 1/8.

I also picked up some Enzo compression fittings for the same ID and OD tubing that I purchased. http://jab-tech.com/Enzotechnology-Compression-Fitting-3-8-5-8-Matt-Black-pr-4689.html


I just received them in the mail, but It seems really hard to get the tubing onto the fitting, and then screwing it in. Is this because of the 1/8 wall? I can't find anywhere that says if this fitting supports 1/8 wall or not. Like one of the BP does.

Does anyone know if I should get different tubing or different compression fittings? Or should I be fine?


Thanks for the help!

Goku
post #2 of 14
The Enzo compression fittings should work with that tubing, if they shipped you the right ones.

How are you putting it on? It's not really too clear from your post.
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Um, I'm not sure how to answer your question of how I am putting them on. I put the tubing over the barb, and screw the "compression cap" on it.

I have never used compression fittings, so it may just be that its supposed to be this tight.
post #4 of 14
The compression ring should fit over the tubing pretty easily, however it will be pretty darn tight when screwing it. This is normal thumb.gif
 
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Yep, it should be tight, that way you know it's actually holding on to the tube.
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Sweet, thanks for the reassurance guys biggrin.gif
post #7 of 14
Warm the tubing up in a mug of boiling water. It should slide over with ease then.
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Originally Posted by |-Goku-| View Post

So I picked up some PrimoFlex LRT Clear tubing for my watercooling build. It is 3/8 ID, 5/8OD. With a wall thickness of 1/8.

I know this post isn't so helpful, but I hope you are aware that you have 2/8 or 1/4 wall thickness (5/8-3/8). You would only have 1/8 if you had 3/8ID and 1/2OD tubing or 1/2ID and 5/8OD tubing.
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I know this post isn't so helpful, but I hope you are aware that you have 2/8 or 1/4 wall thickness (5/8-3/8). You would only have 1/8 if you had 3/8ID and 1/2OD tubing or 1/2ID and 5/8OD tubing.

have to divide by two tongue.gif think radius vs diameter
 
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post #10 of 14
I have a similar question regarding compression fittings: Should you be able to screw the compression ring all the way down like it was with no tubing? With my fittings, I've never been able to get the last mm or so on any of them with tubing on the barb. This is mostly with Bitspower compression fittings, but also with the Koolance QDC's VL4N.
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