Originally Posted by cyberwave
are the supplied o-rings a tad too thin?
i've tried the lok-seal fittings on both EK and Bitspower's 45/90 deg angled adapters and the o-ring gets compressed only by a little before the fitting gets fully threaded in.
feels a little unsafe to use with adapters as i'm still able to loosen them with my bare fingers even tho they have been 'tightened'
You say this because you are used to the 60%+ compression rate of BP's and others. This compression rate is way out of specs.
A normal oring compression rate is 30%, which is exactly what we have spec'd. Talk to any mechancial engineer if you want confirmation.
I am afraid I have to strongly disagree with you here: you wouldn't be able to loosen the fittings with your bare fingers if they had been tightened per our recommendations, reprinted below for your convenience: