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I'm so close to finishing my loop...BUT MY STUPID RES WON'T STOP LEAKING!! It's a micro res and I've tried using the dd high flow fittings with teflon tape and the stock ones with teflon tape. Both times I used the oring. The only difference I could see was that the stock ones leaked a lot less. I can see little droplets form under the barbs, but I don't know why it's leaking so much...
    
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Make sure they aren't on to tight, if they are tightened to much the o rings deform and they will leak.
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It could be leaking at the joint between the tubing and the barbs rather than from where the barbs screw into the res.
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Hmm...I just reinstalled the stock ones w/o teflon and it doesn't seem to be leaking... I'll see what happens.
    
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yeah, I have stock half inch barbs installed on my micro-res. I just hand tighten them as much as I can then use a wrench and turn 1/4 to half turn after that. I've never had anything any trouble with barbs leaking with that method. Good Luck!
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An offtopic question for while I wait for my loop to finish bleeding: How long did it take you guys to setup your first loop? I feel dumb cuz this has taken me a good week to do, although I haven't exactly been concentrating on it...
    
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post #7 of 24
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yeah, I have stock half inch barbs installed on my micro-res. I just hand tighten them as much as I can then use a wrench and turn 1/4 to half turn after that. I've never had anything any trouble with barbs leaking with that method. Good Luck!
thats because that is the correct way to tighten barbs.

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An offtopic question for while I wait for my loop to finish bleeding: How long did it take you guys to setup your first loop? I feel dumb cuz this has taken me a good week to do, although I haven't exactly been concentrating on it...
2 hours or so
    
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I always pull off my o-rings and use Permatex red RTV sealant on them, you have to screw them in and let it cure out for a couple of days before you use them...I hate o-rings, I always get them to tight or to loose...

I like these DD "FatBoys" they have a built in o-ring capture so you can snug them down tight, and they are a little larger ID..1/2" Fat Boy Barbs..

If you wrap the top 2/3's of your barb threads with teflon tape and get it real tight on up around the o-ring it will help keep the ring from deforming as badly also....
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An offtopic question for while I wait for my loop to finish bleeding: How long did it take you guys to setup your first loop? I feel dumb cuz this has taken me a good week to do, although I haven't exactly been concentrating on it...
Maybe an hour or so then about 20 min to bleed
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Maybe an hour or so then about 20 min to bleed
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wow... I think I am dumb then
OR maybe you're just really good!
or both?
    
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