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How Do I Change Barbs on D-Tek Fuzion & DD 8800GTS Waterblocks?

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I purchased both of these waterblocks from frozencpu and for some reason they have 1/2" barbs in them when I opted for the 3/8" ID barb. How do i go about changing the barbs? They did send me the 3/8" ID barbs seperatley but I can't seem to get the 1/2" onces out! Do I have to send them back?
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have you tried a wrench
    
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I looked at the gts cooler and the barbs can be taken out with a wrench or cresent wrench
    
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they arent welded in there? using a wrench wont screw up the threading will it?
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no, they're not welded in there. Just use a wrench or a plyer
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Can you get 3/8" ID tubing ove a 1/2" barb?

Just curious because I know 7/16" ID will go over a 5/8" barb.
    
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Can you get 3/8" ID tubing ove a 1/2" barb?

Just curious because I know 7/16" ID will go over a 5/8" barb.
I knew 7/16" would go over a 1/2" (8/16") barb, but its a tight fit, but a 5/8" barb? that's a stretch 3/16" stretch lol. You might be able to get 3/8" over 1/2", but it might take a while
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post #8 of 8
worked for me...these are 5/8" T-fittings and that's tygon 7/16" ID....just a little pressure and determination..


I've been thinking of a 3/8" NB/SB loop, but figured 1/2" fittings could still work and match ID size well..
    
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