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Hi all,

I ordered Tygon R6012 Norprene Black tubing and 1 meter PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT (3/8 - 5/8) and Bitspower mat black compression fittings (3/8 - 5/8).

Putting the PrimoChill on the barb of the bitspower took some force (which is good imo) and tighten the nut as best as i can. Next i tried to pull of the tube i almost done it it take a lot of force to be able to get the tube out. Its even harder or impossible on a Koolance compression fitting. With that said on to the Tygon tubing.

Putting the Norprene on the bitspower took less force to put it on the barb and tightening the barb was easy in comparison with primochill i could go all the way till the "bottom".
Next i tried to pull the tubing since norprene is kind of elastic and it came off the force applied was "decent" you still need some force to pull it out, but you CAN pull it out. Other then that it is tight...i hope so....

Should i be concerned? I saw pictures of people using tygon norprene and compression.

The reason i went with Tygon R6012 norprene is for "ant-plastisizer" and the industrial looks.

Some say use barbs with hose clamps with norprene but i already have my bitspower compression fittings.

If you guys have experience with norprene or EK-Tube ZMT with compression fittings please share your thoughts or concerns (if you had actual experience with it)

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Cobra26 - 6/12/13 at 12:49pm
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Any one with Tygon Norprene or EK-Tube ZMT + compression fittings?
Yes, bunch of people with EK-KIT L120, -240 or -360. I can vouch for EK-CSQ Fitting 10/16mm & EK-Tube ZMT 10/16 tubing as well as for EK-CSQ Fitting 10/13mm and Tygon Norprene 10/13mm.

I heard that fittings from other vendors might not grab the rubber tubing enough but our fittings are made for these.
    
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Yes, bunch of people with EK-KIT L120, -240 or -360. I can vouch for EK-CSQ Fitting 10/16mm & EK-Tube ZMT 10/16 tubing as well as for EK-CSQ Fitting 10/13mm and Tygon Norprene 10/13mm.

I heard that fittings from other vendors might not grab the rubber tubing enough but our fittings are made for these.

Thanks for the reply,

Do you have by any means Bitspower compression fittings? And see if the EK-Tube ZMT has a tighter fit arround the bitspower barb as well as the nut and do the same with the Tygon Norprene which of the 2 tubing has a better fit? The EK-Tube ZMT = 16mm/10mm, while the Tygon R6012 Norprene = 15,9mm/9,6mm so the norprene has a "tighter" fit around the barb but the nut is fairly easy to screw in till the "bottom". Wasted to much d*mn money on fittings and tubing just to have a peace of mind...well i was wrong! Its to late to buy ek compression fittings. *Sigh*

The reason why i ask this if the EK-Tube ZMT has a better fit then my tygon norprene i will buy your tubing.
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Hi Cobra,

unfortunately I don't have any Bitspower fittings to help you out with this frown.gif I had some old 13/19mm (1/2" - 3/4") but this are no good for this diameter of tubing.

Regards,
Niko
    
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Hi Cobra,

unfortunately I don't have any Bitspower fittings to help you out with this frown.gif I had some old 13/19mm (1/2" - 3/4") but this are no good for this diameter of tubing.

Regards,
Niko

Thanks anyway for your information,

Im now leaning more and more on PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT i totally missed it since i thought it was very prone to plastisizer but that was the PRO LRT not the ADVANCED LRT since i read good things about it from users. I have one meter of it and i can tell its a very very tight fit on any compression fitting.
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