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Nopetrain to nope town with a bunch of nopes
Edited by benskate37 - 4/22/14 at 4:23pm
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That really sucks, I am sorry to hear about that. Once you realized the tubing was too big you should have stopped there and contacted the seller. if they sent a replacement rad I don't see why they wouldn't have sent you replacement tubing. You can't even be sure if the rad was leaking or if it was because of the tubing not fitting. Basically the sellers mistake was sending you the wrong tubing which is a big mistake. But the rest of the issues were caused by you. There is no way duct tape would create a water tight seal and I have never heard of anyone trying such a thing. What gave you that idea and why would you think it would work?

I also can't believe that you were going to use the duct tape as a long term solution. 2 weeks!!!!! That is absolutely crazy and you were asking for big trouble.

Man I can't stop editing my post thinking about what you did. In all the time I have been here I have never seen someone try something so crazy. I am really sorry it happened to you but it was a really bad decision.

You also say something very confusing.

"But then I realized that the tubing was too big for the fittings!? As a noob, I thought it was correct size, so I took duch tape around the fittings to make them not leak."

This is contradicting because if you thought the tube was the correct size then why did you feel the need to even use duct tape.

Were these barbs that didn't come with clamps or were they 2 piece compression fittings?
Edited by strong island 1 - 4/22/14 at 3:12pm
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First mistake was buying a cheap $150 water cooling kit from eBay. My kit in my sig all together cost me $332.XX. Water cooling is something you should never cheap out on. Now your going to have to spend even more to get this sorted when it would have been smart to spend the cash the first time.
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First mistake was buying a cheap $150 water cooling kit from eBay. My kit in my sig all together cost me $332.XX. Water cooling is something you should never cheap out on. Now your going to have to spend even more to get this sorted when it would have been smart to spend the cash the first time.

His first mistake was not stopping once he realized the tubes were too big. I mean how do we know what components he got for that money. They could have been really good. The only mistake the seller made was including wrong tubing. (which is a huge mistake) But if they replaced his rad they probably would have sent different tubing and then maybe the kit would have been a good one. Who knows what components they were. They probably weren't great but could be a good starter kit.
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100% user error. You knew the tubing wouldn't fit and used it anyway. I understand they sent you the wrong size to start with, but come on now you have no one to blame but yourself imo.
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While I feel for you.....




You really did bring it on yourself.
Why did you think duct tape would be watertight?



I don't even....
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Haha I know I was an idiot. But they had already sold 6 of that kit and had no complaints about it, so I thought it would be weird if the tubing was to big and nobody had complained. It came with theese things that would push the tubing and making it smaller so it would fit the fittings better, but it would still leak though. And I tested the watercooler outside the case with duct tape on the fittings and it worked with no absolutely no leaks. So I just put it in my sytem an it worked, I didn't see any problems at all! I was pretty tired and just called it the day. I myself knew that this wouldn't last forever and was thinking about contacting them soon or just buy a new tubing at the local shop. But after two weeks, just before I was suppose to replcse it, the tubing fell off.
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I had read everywhere that your watercooling system can leak even if you have the correct size, so how would I know it was not? It was only leaking two places! Thats why I didn't know it was the wrong size.
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Haha I know I was an idiot. But they had already sold 6 of that kit and had no complaints about it, so I thought it would be weird if the tubing was to big and nobody had complained. It came with theese things that would push the tubing and making it smaller so it would fit the fittings better, but it would still leak though. And I tested the watercooler outside the case with duct tape on the fittings and it worked with no absolutely no leaks. So I just put it in my sytem an it worked, I didn't see any problems at all! I was pretty tired and just called it the day. I myself knew that this wouldn't last forever and was thinking about contacting them soon or just buy a new tubing at the local shop. But after two weeks, just before I was suppose to replcse it, the tubing fell off.

did you use the clamps to hold the tubing on the barbs.
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