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If it's because they're dried out, I don't doubt you could probably shoot Bitspower an email about it and they'd help you out. Probably with some Swedish Fish, you'd convince them. tongue.gif
Thank you so much for this link. This will now become standard practice for me.
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Thank you so much for this link. This will now become standard practice for me.

this. that was a great read
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can anyone in here tell me do the aquatuning push fit fittings allow you to only push them in? I mean can you push them in then unscrew it or do they only release by the grab ring. or does the nut spin separate from the top part.

ive got a really small bit of pipe going from a rad to the mosfet directly below it. cant see how im gonna push it in both ends.

fittings are due on Tuesday but ive bent all my pipes already & I left them abit longer till they arrive.

if they only push in I might have to do it some other way?

ill post a pic if you don't know what I mean?
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this is the pipe I mean?



wont be able to bend it at all?

will be painting the pipes aswell either black or chrome?
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Don't have the fittings but you hopefully should be able to place the fittings loosely on the pipe ends, insert them into the block & rad, tighten the fittings down and THEN lock them in with the ring. Trying to turn the fitting around the pipe after locking is just asking for it...
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Don't have the fittings but you hopefully should be able to place the fittings loosely on the pipe ends, insert them into the block & rad, tighten the fittings down and THEN lock them in with the ring. Trying to turn the fitting around the pipe after locking is just asking for it...

cheers I hope I can get this thing to fit somehow?

when you say lock them in? do you mean just pushing them in the grabring? aren't they just like speedfit/hep plumbing fittings?

will be a struggle for sure!

the rest should be pretty simple tbh.

what color do you think for the pipes chrome or black? all led's are blue & the ram cooler which isn't in the pic 'ocz xtc' is black with blue led fans?
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Wouldn't go chrome - you've got too much aluminum showing in your case; plus there's the extra cost of plating it vs. painting.



As for the lock-in - sorry was thinking of another type fitting I've used before, where the blue ring is pushed in to lock the pipe in place, then could be pulled back to release. Looked similar but when I checked AT's website they're not the same. Sorry my bad. doh.gif
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no worries? there not like compression fittings then.

I think ill probably go black? if I was gonna do chrome it would be radiator spray paint lol? not plated? maybe next time?

yeah case is a big let down tbh. could paint it but this is just a little test to see how it works out? gonna give this rig to my nephew for crimbo anyway.

im gonna be doing a total overhaul when ivy-E drops! new everything! should have about 3000 grand by then?

not making any mistakes on my next build? make sure I buy everything at same time & it all comes together properly!

next case will be a switch 810 or 900D or somet similar in size? deffo going black & chrome & I wont be doing mb blocks again!

I always mash up builds by buying in bits without thinking about all the details. I just need to try my hand at sleeving cables next I think?

gotta thank B NEG for his help in where to get fittings etc!

will post some pics & report on temps here when im done.

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don't know if anyone will be able to help me with this but anybody know where i could get 10mm OD copper tubing and fittings for it. I need a store in Australia because i don't really want to pay $60 shipping for $10-$15 worth of fittings from Aquatuning frown.gif
Any help at all would be appreciated.
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I've had this in my drawer for over a year now and decided to share it with you guys and asky ou for your thoughts. It was originally made for hard copper tube but can be used also with hard acrylic tubes. The sealing is performed with 2 rubber o-rings. First O-ring is in the inner fitting groove and the second o-ring is being compressed by the compression ring and making perfect sealing.
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