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Installing O-Rings On Fittings

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Ended up close to my local PC shop (Micro Center) and walked out with a few of the fitting I'm going to need for my future WC project.

After installing one of the o-rings, I caught myself wondering how others install theirs?

Here's what I did (don't laugh out loud):

First I rapped Scotch tape around the threads to keep from damaging the o-ring.



Slipped o-ring over tape and into place.



Pulled Scotch tape off.





I am interested in how you pros do it?
Edited by Sir Diesel - 10/30/13 at 7:56pm
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water and put the o-ring on tongue.gif
never seen anyone fancy up like you did! if it works it works!
  
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I would have figured some of you would have a special tool for this. I have worked in the O&G industry for many years and one of the first thing you learn is to never roll an o-ring over sharp threads.
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Originally Posted by Sir Diesel View Post

I would have figured some of you would have a special tool for this. I have worked in the O&G industry for many years and one of the first thing you learn is to never roll an o-ring over sharp threads.
In fact, this is a great topic, I am inclined to hear more about others.

This might shock you but I am sure more than 50% of the people in this community do that, OR they stretch the o-ring and place it over.

To be fair, if you take a microscope or a magnifying lens, I believe the thread does less than 5% damage to the o-ring.
I'm with you on it's not the best thing to do but I've never seen or heard anyone do otherwise when it came to watercooling rolleyes.gif
  
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Google images

o-ring installation tool
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why would you tell me to search an obvious tool that barely anyone here uses?

it's like me being snotty and replying

"Search overclock.net o-ring installation"
  
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post #7 of 8
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Sorry you took it the wrong way, I would have posted the link but I am in the garage on my iPad and I'm not smart enough to do it.

Edit: BTW, I did search the forum for "O-Ring Installation" before posting this thread. What I found were a lot of people having leaks for one reason or another. Improper installation? Who knows!
Edited by Sir Diesel - 10/31/13 at 11:04pm
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Sorry you took it the wrong way, I would have posted the link but I am in the garage on my iPad and I'm not smart enough to do it.

Edit: BTW, I did search the forum for "O-Ring Installation" before posting this thread. What I found were a lot of people having leaks for one reason or another. Improper installation? Who knows!
yeah man, that's why I posted before im curious to know who does what, so many people, so many builds, the tape around the thread you did was a quickfix ( me being silly I wouldn't use tape because I would think some form of dust,dirt, microbial antimatter will build up behind the o-ring and spawn satan out of my rig! lol )
  
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