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post #31 of 64
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

Ones i got you use a coin to tighten them down they just dont seem to get as tight as barbs to mei had a few come back out of the fitting of my rads the compression stays tight on the tubing tho.

To add onto this it't not the base part of the fitting you have to worry about, this is easy to tighten with a coin as stated here. The sleeve of the compression fitting will chew up your fingers though to get them tight, I have even had a couple not want to start biting down on the threads so i had to really muscle it in there.
post #32 of 64
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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

To add onto this it't not the base part of the fitting you have to worry about, this is easy to tighten with a coin as stated here. The sleeve of the compression fitting will chew up your fingers though to get them tight, I have even had a couple not want to start biting down on the threads so i had to really muscle it in there.

So can you say that XSPC fittings aren't really recommended?
post #33 of 64
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

So can you say that XSPC fittings aren't really recommended?

I still like how they look and how cheap you get them, just be prepared to give your fingers a break during assembly is all.
post #34 of 64
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I still like how they look and how cheap you get them, just be prepared to give your fingers a break during assembly is all.

Ok. And there's no tool to use to tighten the sleeves without damaging them, right?
post #35 of 64
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Ok. And there's no tool to use to tighten the sleeves without damaging them, right?

I had to use a pliers on the 1 that was being really fussy but this did scuff up the cross hatched etching in the sleeve quite a bit, fortunately i used this fitting where it wasn't seen. As far as a tool to not damage the sleeves, no. not unless you find a pliers with a good layer of rubber on it to help tighten it down so it's not metal on metal. could use some old innertube material from a tire and superglue it on to a spare set of pliers, would be a bit of a ghetto rig but if it works it aint stupid is it? biggrin.gif
post #36 of 64
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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

I had to use a pliers on the 1 that was being really fussy but this did scuff up the cross hatched etching in the sleeve quite a bit, fortunately i used this fitting where it wasn't seen. As far as a tool to not damage the sleeves, no. not unless you find a pliers with a good layer of rubber on it to help tighten it down so it's not metal on metal. could use some old innertube material from a tire and superglue it on to a spare set of pliers, would be a bit of a ghetto rig but if it works it aint stupid is it? biggrin.gif

Yeah, makes sense! Other than XSPC's, are there any alternative fittings that are known to be good but not overpriced like BP's?
post #37 of 64
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Yeah, makes sense! Other than XSPC's, are there any alternative fittings that are known to be good but not overpriced like BP's?

From my research i did previously XSPC fittings were the cheapest by enough to make it worth while to get them.
post #38 of 64
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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post


From my research i did previously XSPC fittings were the cheapest by enough to make it worth while to get them.

 

I see. Do you have any experience on their rotary fittings? Any leaking on them?

post #39 of 64
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

I see. Do you have any experience on their rotary fittings? Any leaking on them?
i think i mentioned this to you elsewhere, but i had 2 xspc rotaries leak on me recently. Extremely slow leaks but still. I took them out of one build with no issues and put them in another a week later and they leaked. My next build i plan to make all my angled fittings out of F-F angled adapters and 5mm M-M extenders. I'm hoping that if i get enough extra fittings i can get them all where i want with no rotaries. Should only be 6$ each if i use barrow fittings
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post #40 of 64
What I did few times is I put gorilla tape over the pliers. This tape is thick and durable and is ridiculously sticky, so that's enough to tighten or unscrew a fitting without scratching it. After I was done it wasn't too difficult to remove the tape from the pliers.
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