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Has anyone used these fittings here? I'm having some trouble getting the shroud part to latch onto the base with tubing around the barb. I'm using primochill LRT 1/2" ID 3/4" OD and the appropriate 1/2" ID 3/4" OD fitting, but its damn difficult to actually screw down the shroud. Anyone have some insight on a best way to do it besides brute force, which is not easy to do in small confines.
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post #2 of 9
try heating the tube a little first? those 1/2 ID 3/4 OD could be hella stiff to work with.
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I have ran into exact same problem with same fittings and tubing. I used brutal force to get it to spiral for starters then more force tightning. Dont see how you'l be able to reuse those fittings once connected and tightened though. Disconnecting i can only imagine how hard that will be. Big tubing, extra tight fittings. . I knew about the warm water but never tried it out myself. After my loop was done. . eventually. . . no leaks were found.

I think it's just how the tubing and compression fitting is. I wonder if its more the tubing or fitting.

Oh and watch out, i chipped some my colour using brute force. Use a cloth and a pliers or something other than that tool they give. If its really that hard then you have to use something else. My hand was sore 2 days straight from using what was supplied
Edited by SeekerZA - 3/14/13 at 3:14pm
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its an issue with those fitting an primochill tubing.. I had many issues with not being able to get the fitting to work properly with that exact tubing... I ended up moving over to bitspower compression fittings and a different tubing type without any issues.

my thread on the issue

http://www.overclock.net/t/1353839/moonson-fittings-issue/0_100
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Yup, I used them for the build in my sig. Had a hard time with it too because the compression ring was stuck to the Primochill tubing and was difficulty to turn. I just used brute force as well. Because of the limited space inside a miniITX case, it was extra hard since there was no room to use the tool, I just use my fingers. I'll stick with Bitspower compressions from now on. I bought the Monsoons because they came in a pack of 6 and were cheap.
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Yeah, warming the tubing helps, but it's still more difficult than it should be. I bought these hoping to not tear up my fingers during maintenance, no such luck.

I finally completed the connection only to discover a leak thanks to forgetting one o-ring. I just want to say this light port crap ain't worth it either. The LEDs are weak, and if I had not checked one of them it would have caused a leak due to a loose window. I should have just stayed with my bitspower fittings and been done with it.
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Yeah, warming the tubing helps, but it's still more difficult than it should be. I bought these hoping to not tear up my fingers during maintenance, no such luck.

I finally completed the connection only to discover a leak thanks to forgetting one o-ring. I just want to say this light port crap ain't worth it either. The LEDs are weak, and if I had not checked one of them it would have caused a leak due to a loose window. I should have just stayed with my bitspower fittings and been done with it.

whats funny to me is that i myself forgot 2 o-rings and it was in a tight spot. But taking tubing and fittings off. . ohno-smiley.gif was a MISSION! i like the fittings but really , was it meant to be that hard to put on. Both fitting and tubing are really good , if only it was just slightly bit easier or looser to work with. I'll stick to the fittings though and try different tools to work with.
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I had the same problem a lot of people on this thread have been having, namely that the Monsoon fittings don't play nice with my Primochill tubing. Where I have used the Monsoon fittings in my rig I actually don't have the compression ring screwed onto the barb, just pressed up against it because no amount of force/tube warming could get the ring's threads to catch and screw down. Luckily, four months in and no leaks in sight, so I think my ghetto solution is holding up.
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I finally finished the rebuild. All old parts, but it still does everything I need it to.
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