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All the parts came in today! biggrin.gif This will be a busy day.

Got anything to point out as per the process of setting the loop up? I don't want to make any mistakes.. redface.gif

Make sure everything is screwed in as tight as you can, but only with your fingers, don't use pliers or anything or you'll destroy the o-rings, also if anything uses an Allen key put the long end into the bolt and use one hand to tighten it, this will stop you from over tightening it.

Also be careful cutting the tubes I just started doing mine and it is surprisingly hard to get a straight cut and any deviations get exaggerated when you stretch the tube over the fitting, it might help to invest in tube cutters.

Also keep tubing lengths as short as you can, basically to keep it looking neat, don't have the tubing going all around your case just to go from the CPU to the GPU etc.

Lastly leak test

That's basically it
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Phew... After about 15 hours of work with a good friend of mine the loop is set up. I leak tested outside of the case, then made some changes (CPU block jetplate, tubing lengths and angles) and put it all inside the case. I worked the tubing exactly the way I wanted to and everything is going pretty smooth so far. I'm currently running the pump and the radiator fans through an old PSU which is out of the case, with everything else powered off. No leaks so far! wink.gif

The only thing troubling me is the fittings. I've got 6 EK PSC compression fittings for 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD tubing with some Primochill Advanced LRT of the same size. Even though I soaked the tubing in hot water and used a little bit of soap (carefully keeping it out of the loop) I couldn't tighten up the fittings fully. Here is how they look (pretty much all of them look the same):



Is this normal? Should I take the whole loop out (possible without unscrewing anything) and try to tighten them more? I'm not sure if I could do anything better though..
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Phew... After about 15 hours of work with a good friend of mine the loop is set up. I leak tested outside of the case, then made some changes (CPU block jetplate, tubing lengths and angles) and put it all inside the case. I worked the tubing exactly the way I wanted to and everything is going pretty smooth so far. I'm currently running the pump and the radiator fans through an old PSU which is out of the case, with everything else powered off. No leaks so far! wink.gif

The only thing troubling me is the fittings. I've got 6 EK PSC compression fittings for 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD tubing with some Primochill Advanced LRT of the same size. Even though I soaked the tubing in hot water and used a little bit of soap (carefully keeping it out of the loop) I couldn't tighten up the fittings fully. Here is how they look (pretty much all of them look the same):



Is this normal? Should I take the whole loop out (possible without unscrewing anything) and try to tighten them more? I'm not sure if I could do anything better though..

Some times the fitting can be slightly smaller then the actual tube. If you're suing Primochill Adv., i had the same issue with my enzotech compression fittings. Just gotta keep turning until the ring grabs the threads. I use a bit of silicone grease to help. With other tubes like LRT or Durelene, it was far easier. You don't need to thread the whole thing, as long as it grabs a few threads and compresses the tube, it should be good. With the Advance piece of tube I used, it was just a few turns (compared to LRT).
post #34 of 46
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Phew... After about 15 hours of work with a good friend of mine the loop is set up. I leak tested outside of the case, then made some changes (CPU block jetplate, tubing lengths and angles) and put it all inside the case. I worked the tubing exactly the way I wanted to and everything is going pretty smooth so far. I'm currently running the pump and the radiator fans through an old PSU which is out of the case, with everything else powered off. No leaks so far! wink.gif

The only thing troubling me is the fittings. I've got 6 EK PSC compression fittings for 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD tubing with some Primochill Advanced LRT of the same size. Even though I soaked the tubing in hot water and used a little bit of soap (carefully keeping it out of the loop) I couldn't tighten up the fittings fully. Here is how they look (pretty much all of them look the same):



Is this normal? Should I take the whole loop out (possible without unscrewing anything) and try to tighten them more? I'm not sure if I could do anything better though..

I have had this problem with Koolance fittings and I don't think it is a big deal. Remember that Barbs will adequately secure your tubes and if your fittings cannot screw all the way down then it simply means that that the fitting/tube interface is very tight. If you have no leaks there is nothing to worry about. thumb.gif

Edit* It is worth mentioning that I have a Bitspower triple rotary fitting in my rig and one of its joints is VERY loose; it literally rattles and it has caused me no end of worry since I installed it 6 months ago. And yet there is no trace of a leak from it. However I plan to get rid of it as soon as possible!
Edited by PinzaC55 - 7/10/13 at 1:24pm
post #35 of 46
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Phew... After about 15 hours of work with a good friend of mine the loop is set up. I leak tested outside of the case, then made some changes (CPU block jetplate, tubing lengths and angles) and put it all inside the case. I worked the tubing exactly the way I wanted to and everything is going pretty smooth so far. I'm currently running the pump and the radiator fans through an old PSU which is out of the case, with everything else powered off. No leaks so far! wink.gif

The only thing troubling me is the fittings. I've got 6 EK PSC compression fittings for 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD tubing with some Primochill Advanced LRT of the same size. Even though I soaked the tubing in hot water and used a little bit of soap (carefully keeping it out of the loop) I couldn't tighten up the fittings fully. Here is how they look (pretty much all of them look the same):



Is this normal? Should I take the whole loop out (possible without unscrewing anything) and try to tighten them more? I'm not sure if I could do anything better though..

I have been useing ek fittings for some time and ther is only 2 ways to get it all the way down even wait for some time (3-6 mounth) or tight to so hard that you start to get blood on your hands
But if the take that with the 3-6 mounth then dont becos that is about time the get some new tubing in anyway
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll just let them be then.

I'll keep the loop running with everything else powered off for the night and tomorrow I'll make the final touches. Pics will follow! wink.gif
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll just let them be then.

I'll keep the loop running with everything else powered off for the night and tomorrow I'll make the final touches. Pics will follow! wink.gif

Yes You are not meant to be able to tighten them all the way down, if the ring reaches the bottom of the thread before it has the tube secured it can cause leaks, as long as they are screwed on so that they have enough thread it's holding to not inadvertently undo. My bitspower fittings are exactly the same, I was concerned I had the wrong sizes but a quick email to bits power confirmed that this is fine and meant to happen

so it's all good mate thumb.gif
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Yes You are not meant to be able to tighten them all the way down, if the ring reaches the bottom of the thread before it has the tube secured it can cause leaks, as long as they are screwed on so that they have enough thread it's holding to not inadvertently undo. My bitspower fittings are exactly the same, I was concerned I had the wrong sizes but a quick email to bits power confirmed that this is fine and meant to happen

so it's all good mate thumb.gif

This is really reassuring! Thanks a lot! thumb.gif
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The loop is finally set up and working really good. It's overclocking time baby! biggrin.gif

Currently running a Prime95 v27.9 custom blend, and at the 30 minute mark my max core temps are mid-to-high 70s. My current OC is 4.5GHz / 1.200V on my 3770K.

Will post some pics later.
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The only thing troubling me is the fittings. I've got 6 EK PSC compression fittings for 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD tubing with some Primochill Advanced LRT of the same size. Even though I soaked the tubing in hot water and used a little bit of soap (carefully keeping it out of the loop) I couldn't tighten up the fittings fully. Here is how they look (pretty much all of them look the same):



Is this normal? Should I take the whole loop out (possible without unscrewing anything) and try to tighten them more? I'm not sure if I could do anything better though..

Καλησπερα!

You are NOT supposed to tighten the compression fitting to its end on the tube part, otherwise you will tear apart/destroy your tube with leak as a consequnce! I just replaced my PC LRT PRO tube with new PC LRT ADVANCED and had no actual difficutly to slide the 7/16-5/8 tube on my 7/16-5/8 Bitspower fitting, but i suppose this has to do also with the fitting brand as well...

Enjoy your loop and do NOT fully tighten your compression fitting on the tube (a small gap must always be there).

Καλοριζικο... thumb.gif
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