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Hey guys, doing my first attempt at watercooling and was wondering how tight the barbs should be on the components?

Started putting some things together and got 1/2" barbs, some plastic and some metal... didn't want to over or under tighten them.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 8
They should be snug, but you don't want to over tighten them because they could crack whatever they're screwed into. Make sure to use metal hose clamps if you can as well to get a good seal.
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i do mine pretty tight.. but its hard to say how tight they are.
are you useing plummers tape on the threads? or rubber O'rings
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i do mine pretty tight.. but its hard to say how tight they are.
are you useing plummers tape on the threads? or rubber O'rings
Rubber O'rings
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post #5 of 8
I generally snug them up tight by hand then about a 1/4 turn past that with a wrench.
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If the barbs have o-ring retainers you can put some force on them, but the regular old types with o-rings can't take very much before the o-ring will start displacing if the block doesn't have a chamfer to hold it in place. That's usually not a whole bunch more than a really hard hand tightening.

This is why I like the o-ring retained barbs so much more...I like a little more force. I was never happy with the plastic swiftech barbs (MCW-60, MC-res, etc.), never could get them tight enough to keep from turning with confidence.
    
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Make sure you lubricate your o-rings. This helps prevent them from rolling or squishing out. General rule is to wet them with the working fluid prior to installing. Since water isn't very lubricating (although it's better than nothing), use your mixed coolant or your slickest additive (water wetter, pentosin, etc.).
    
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Make sure you lubricate your o-rings. This helps prevent them from rolling or squishing out. General rule is to wet them with the working fluid prior to installing. Since water isn't very lubricating (although it's better than nothing), use your mixed coolant or your slickest additive (water wetter, pentosin, etc.).
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