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7/16 tubes on 3/8 barbs

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I have a D5 EX360 kit, which comes with 7/16 tubes.

I want to water cool the VRM of a Maximus 5 Formula, which already have a bybrid water block on it, but it has 3/8 barbs.

Would it be possible to slide 7/16 over the 3/8 if I put lots of duct tape on the 3/8 barbs?

Any reasons not to do that?

As always, thanks in advance smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Any reasons not to do that?

Yeah. It's gonna leak, no matter how much duct tape you use. smile.gif

E: You have 2 options that I can think of: buy some 3/8" tubing and 3/8" barbs and use that for your whole loop. Or, buy a small amount of 3/8" tubing and a couple of reducers so you can connect the 3/8" section to the rest of your 7/16" loop.
Edited by jhaze84 - 8/15/13 at 7:16pm
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Avoid this idea, it's cause for concern as the potential for leaks is huge. If the hybrid block, has threaded barbs, just order some proper 1/2" barbs, and stretch the 7/16" tubing over that.... otherwise, you could use adapters....

http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-x-3-8-in-Brass-Barb-Coupling-UC009LFA/202270567
Edited by H3||scr3am - 8/15/13 at 7:25pm
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