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post #1 of 11
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HI All, got my new rad today (480). Quick question on the 1/2 inch fittings...They have o-rings on them. When installing do I need to use any type of thread sealer or are the o-rings sufficient. (Can't find any info on the DD site.)

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Some people do, but I didn't and have had no problems to date.
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post #3 of 11
O-rings are sufficent. You can use some Teflon tape (aka plumber's tape) if you want. Just make sure you don't get any of it in the loop.
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post #4 of 11
Teflon tape as well is recommended. Remember, if water is getting to the o-ring, there is a problem as it's going up all the thread. Also remember not to over-tighten them, as the o-ring will distort.
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post #5 of 11
dangerden's FatBoy fittings should do the trick for ya. their O-ring is countersunk into the barb, which prevents distorting when you tighten them. other than that, they have a nice big ID, and look absolutely delicious.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=34&page=1
post #6 of 11
I used teflon tape on mine for a more secure fit and it's been working well with my d-tek o-rings which are partially recessed on the barbs
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post #7 of 11
I'd either use the ones with a trapped o-ring or take the o-ring off and use Permatex instead...I'll leave you my PDF it tells step by step how to do it with Permatex....
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks for all the help....Just used the o-rings....no problems so far
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post #9 of 11
Good deal, glad they are working great.....You just have to be careful and not over-tighten them or under-tighten...And when you work in your case and have to move your tubing around to get to something be sure to watch those barbs and make sure they don't loosen up or anything and you should be fine....
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Good deal, glad they are working great.....You just have to be careful and not over-tighten them or under-tighten...

I generally hand tighten them, then go 1/4 turn with a wrench, too tight will spit the o-ring out, too loose, well, you get the idea.
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