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I picked up some hardware at .. the hardware store. I'm having some trouble getting these danged compression fittings to grab hold. There a guide or recommendations for getting these suckers to grab right?

Also, I'm installing these on a line that will have some play in it. I read it's not wise to move these suckers much; will that be a problem?
    
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I've never used them on WC'ing but I know for plumbing you want to cut your tubing as square as possible so it wont leak...If your doing a lot of it you might want to buy a tubing cutter...


...Using compression fittings

...KwikCut Advance Tube Cutter - Black
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I hate compression fittings with a passion - Ive never been able to do those right (in watercooling or fish tanks or really anything to do with water plumbing)

barb fittings and clamps ftw
    
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I've had trouble with them too. It is amazing how much water can flow when:
-You have really good water pressure in your house.
-You ran 1/2" tubing for your refrigerator/ICE machine
-You wiggle the line to check and it BLOWS!
-You find yourself scrambling on a wet floor back to the shutoff valve across the kitchen.



Never had good experience in the house and couldn't imagine I would in my PC either...lol....

Barbs work for me, particularly like 5/8" barbs and 7/16" ID tubing
    
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