Originally Posted by lol12ek
Yeah OP is right. You don't actually need clamps, even if you had a clamp, since it was the wrong size tubing, you would likely still
have a leak. Tubing can NOT be easily pulled from a barb if it's of the correct size. Clamps are EXTRA protection that is typically not needed. This is with barbs only. With compression screws, you need to have the compression screw on, because the barbed part is so small, it's really easy to take off.
Worst advice i've read on this forum. I hope you don't give it often. Especially when the OP'ers very experience completely contradicts what you just said.
If anyone is prepared to listen to this rubbish - in a thread such as this - you deserve a leak.
"You don't need clamps"
"oh, my pc's leaked, a hose popped off"
"You don't need clamps!"
I'm sorry, but this is just pure idiocy. Why anyone would be so careless with their rigs (that they've likely spent a fair bit of cash on), is beyond me.
OP'er, glad your hardware is saved. Now i'd suggest using clamps next time or some other safety measure.Edited by Thingamajig - 5/4/12 at 7:41pm