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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

In theory all you want to do is smoosh the tubing into the barb on the fitting to create a seal. That doesn't mean the ring has to go down all the way.

If it went down easily all the way I would be questioning the quality of the tubing, or the fittings. Or possibly my competency in ordering compatible stuff.

wink.gif I ask because with a clamp you tighten it and it gets a nice seal, you would assume that the compression would give a similar seal when fully down but i understand what you are pointing out

it gives it that seal at the top when it cant tighten and tightening it along the way over time just means its giving more of a seal or making up for the shrink of the tubing?
  
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post #12 of 13
I think its like... making up for the tube giving in over time.

I havent used any tube other than Primochill LRT, But I would assume some tubing is softer than others and vice versa as well, so there are experiences I have not yet had.
post #13 of 13
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Just thought I'd give an update on this situation.

I've switched out the 8 main fittings (reservoir, pump, cpu, radiator) in my build with Swiftech fittings, and left the Feser fittings on my drain line and Aquareo 5 only. I would have changed them on the Aquareo as well if it wasn't such a pain unplugging all the wires, etc, to redo that connection.

While I haven't had any leaks with the Feser fittings, and won't say that they are a poor product, I can say with certainty that I feel much more comfortable with the Swiftech fittings. With a design that allows them to be tightened with a wrench, they're much easier to use, and because of the sharper edge of the barb they feel much more secure. They're also considerably smaller and I like the look (though I now have a mix of black and chrome fittings - black ones were on sale!). Though they're more expensive than the Feser fittings, the Swiftech ones still aren't going to break the bank, and I highly recommend them - I prefer them even over the Bitspower fittings I've used in the past (which are designed very similarly to the Feser fittings, but have a slightly better build quality to them).
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