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Compression Fitting Really Tight?

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I bought these fittings. When I put on my Primoflex Tubing, the fitting barely fits onto the tubing! The compression ring barely fit onto the tubing to then tighten down. Once I finally got it on I then pushed it forward onto the fitting, it took a lot of force! After I got the fitting over the barb I wasn't even able to screw the fitting down. I got maybe on turn on it, thats it.

So:
1) How far should I tighten it down?
2) Are all compression fittings like this?
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Hi, I've had similar problems with a set of fittings that I recently brought, though they were different from yours, but I recently purchased some XSPC compression fittings and they worked just fine. To answer your first question, the general rule of thumb is to tighten them as much as you can with your fingers then give them about another quarter turn with the aid of some pliers. Hope this helped smile.gif
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You just tight them with your hands as much as you can and thats it... Usually the barb will turn also thats when you stop..
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