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I would really like to do copper tubing as my first watercooling project, but I have some questions.

How secure are the bitspower fittings? Some people have said that all it takes is accidentally bumping into the computer for the pipe to pop off the fitting.

Also, I was thinking of doing the following:

1- Use a compression fitting that requires ID of 7/16" and an OD of 5/8" such as this Monsoon Open Center Fitting
2- Buy copper tubing with an ID of at least 1/2" and an OD that is compatible with the 5/8" such as this one from Homedepot
3- Now, when you place the copper tubing in the barb, there will be 1/32" all round the the area between the copper tube and the barb.
4- Put O-rings in this area to seal off the space
5- Force the copper tube in over this barb with the O-ring
6- Screw down the compression for a tight and secure seal.

C47s are good for tenstile stress but not so good for lateral stress.

Your method you have described is no substitute for correct fittings.
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C47s are good for tenstile stress but not so good for lateral stress.

Your method you have described is no substitute for correct fittings.

what would you describe a correct substitute? How could we take fitting intended for rubber tubes and turn it into something that can be used for copper tubing?

also, is there anything we can do to the c47s to make them more secure and have a peace of mind? Like, is there anything we can tie to secure the copper pipe to it? I would prefer going the c47 route cause they're cheaper and look damn sexy, but I don't want to sacrifice security.
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C47s are good for tenstile stress but not so good for lateral stress.

Your method you have described is no substitute for correct fittings.

what would you describe a correct substitute? How could we take fitting intended for rubber tubes and turn it into something that can be used for copper tubing?

also, is there anything we can do to the c47s to make them more secure and have a peace of mind? Like, is there anything we can tie to secure the copper pipe to it? I would prefer going the c47 route cause they're cheaper and look damn sexy, but I don't want to sacrifice security.

Normal compressions cannot be converted and there is no substitute for the correct fittings.

How is a £4.50 c47 cheaper than a £1.70 push fit from aquatuning?
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Do these fittings fit The 10mm thick pipe

I'm just concerned about the wall thickness of the pipe, and what the fittings are made for.

Also, is it easy to disassemble the loop?
Edited by EPiiKK - 5/15/13 at 6:37am
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Normal compressions cannot be converted and there is no substitute for the correct fittings.

How is a £4.50 c47 cheaper than a £1.70 push fit from aquatuning?

my only concern with those push fittings is they're only 8 and 10mm. I'm assuming that is OD which means that the ID is going to be even smaller and require more pressure to move through the pipes.
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Have you checked mcmaster.com? I cant see them not shipping to CA and it will be cheaper than that.

Also just wanted to post some photos of recent copper work I did with a lot of help from this thread, thanks to everyone that helped including the OP.
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Nice build man! thumb.gif Loving the tight fit for sure biggrin.gif
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Normal compressions cannot be converted and there is no substitute for the correct fittings.

How is a £4.50 c47 cheaper than a £1.70 push fit from aquatuning?

my only concern with those push fittings is they're only 8 and 10mm. I'm assuming that is OD which means that the ID is going to be even smaller and require more pressure to move through the pipes.
Tubing ID plays little to no part in flow rates for PC WC loops,stay between 8mm and 13mm for best performance.
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Tubing ID plays little to no part in flow rates for PC WC loops,stay between 8mm and 13mm for best performance.

Hey NEG if I can get my Bitspower sponsorship should I take the C47's or just use the push fittings from aqua?
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Tubing ID plays little to no part in flow rates for PC WC loops,stay between 8mm and 13mm for best performance.

Hey NEG if I can get my Bitspower sponsorship should I take the C47's or just use the push fittings from aqua?
If they are free,then grab the BP fittings.
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So you'd still recommend the push fittings from Aqua over Bitspower C47, B Neg?
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