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post #1 of 5
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I just discovered a small leak in one of my barbs. it seemed to be from a loose fit on the barb. i have some questions to better protect myself as this killed my videocard, or atleast shocked it as its working again thank god.
Anyway im using 1/2 in barbs with 1/2 id x 5/8 od tubing(from home depot) and using zip ties. Now im prob going to by some clamps instead of tip ties however id like to know would compression fittings be safer? I dont care for the looks at the moment just dont want to find anymore leaks. So 2 questions,

-Clamps or compression fittings
And
-Diff size tubing?

Also any other suggestions would be awesome. Im currently redoing my leaktest with the pc off and pump running.


PS, tapatalk for your forums is not working.
post #2 of 5
Hose clamps are tried and tested as being great, think about them being used in cars for how long.

Compression fittings are also extremely reliable, I have been using them with no issue, but do worry if I have done them tight enough (or to tight).

I would vote for hose clamps, but they look alot more industrial.
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by sarge88 View Post

I just discovered a small leak in one of my barbs. it seemed to be from a loose fit on the barb. i have some questions to better protect myself as this killed my videocard, or atleast shocked it as its working again thank god.
Anyway im using 1/2 in barbs with 1/2 id x 5/8 od tubing(from home depot) and using zip ties. Now im prob going to by some clamps instead of tip ties however id like to know would compression fittings be safer? I dont care for the looks at the moment just dont want to find anymore leaks. So 2 questions,
-Clamps or compression fittings
And
-Diff size tubing?
Also any other suggestions would be awesome. Im currently redoing my leaktest with the pc off and pump running.
PS, tapatalk for your forums is not working.

Generally, you want your tubing's ID to be slightly smaller than the diameter of your barbs. On the other side of this, if you are using compression fittiings you want the diamters to match up.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by aquaticapex View Post

Generally, you want your tubing's ID to be slightly smaller than the diameter of your barbs. On the other side of this, if you are using compression fittiings you want the diamters to match up.

i figured as much but i hear that there extremely hard to get on and off. which isnt an issue at all just dont want to break a component trying to remove them lol.

@ginger
thats what i thought and why il prob be buying several clamps...
post #5 of 5
Get alligator clips, that's what I got and they work fine. Lucky on the card though, hope you get it figured out.
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