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Just starting to do some research and was looking to get a raystorm kit and some compression fittings.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34961

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34545

I know the kit comes with barbs, but I want to get compression fittings to be safe and don't really want clamps. Will this two work together? Then I just need a silver killcoil and distilled water? Should I also add an anti corrosive additive?

Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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those fittings will work fine with that tubing, idk about the additive, i just went with mayhem x1.
    
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I know the kit comes with barbs, but I want to get compression fittings to be safe and don't really want clamps. Will this two work together? Then I just need a silver killcoil and distilled water? Should I also add an anti corrosive additive?

To be honest, I do not think compression fittings are any safer than barbs. They just look better. Also, I personally do not use killcoil anymore and do not recommend them. I use distilled water and biocide.

It looks like the fittings you have selected will work fine with the kit.
     
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To be honest, I do not think compression fittings are any safer than barbs. They just look better. Also, I personally do not use killcoil anymore and do not recommend them. I use distilled water and biocide.

It looks like the fittings you have selected will work fine with the kit.

Do you use hose clamps? If so which do you recommend?
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Do you use hose clamps? If so which do you recommend?

I have used hose clamps in the past. In my opinion, there is nothing easier or more durable than a metal barb and hose clamp. My new build, I am going to start using compression fittings for better looks. I am slightly nervous about it also. I know I need to use more care and patience using compression fittings. Any fitting needs a good leak test. Then I would suggest checking for leaks daily for the first week. After the first week then just check it weekly to be safe than sorry. Only takes a few minutes with a flashlight to keep an eye out for a leak. Another thing to keep in mind, if you keep tinkering with the fittings in the loop you are more likely to cause a leak. smile.gif
     
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they will work. i honeslty just trashed a set of the moonsoon fittings. I had a lot of issues with them and just decided to go with proven Bitspower ones. I used to run 1/2 barbs with 7/16 tubing no clamps and never had a leak.
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I have used hose clamps in the past. In my opinion, there is nothing easier or more durable than a metal barb and hose clamp. My new build, I am going to start using compression fittings for better looks. I am slightly nervous about it also. I know I need to use more care and patience using compression fittings. Any fitting needs a good leak test. Then I would suggest checking for leaks daily for the first week. After the first week then just check it weekly to be safe than sorry. Only takes a few minutes with a flashlight to keep an eye out for a leak. Another thing to keep in mind, if you keep tinkering with the fittings in the loop you are more likely to cause a leak. smile.gif

as long as you tighten your compression fittings correctly they won't leak. Another plus side is if your like me and you change things a lot they are a lot easier to remove thumb.gif
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