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okay, so I got a watercooling setup for Christmas . But my tubing is 7/16th's and my fittings/barbs (whatever you want to call them) are 1/2inch. I know that it will work, as that is a recommended combination for beginner watercooling stuff, but when I'm trying to fit things together, it is REALLY tight, like, it will take a lot of elbow grease and swearing to get the tubing attached. Are there like any special methods or something that will make this easier?
    
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- Boil the ends of the tubing (expands it from heat)
- Stretch it with needle nose pliers
- Use water soluble lubricant (sex lube)
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
- Boil the ends of the tubing (expands it from heat)
- Stretch it with needle nose pliers
- Use water soluble lubricant (sex lube)
When I boil the tubing, does it have to be put on really quickly, so that the tubing wont cool and get smaller again, or do I have a minute or two? (I ask because the stove isn't in the same room as my "assembly area").
    
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It has to be pretty quick. Once it cools down, it tighten up again. That is why I personally used Durex or KY Jelly lube
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Well, since I don't have any of said "lube" lying around, I'll just boil it and try to be as quick as possible. And thanks for all the info, +rep.
    
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post #6 of 13
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Not so full that you can't carry it safely and then bring it to the tubing to be softened
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post #7 of 13
Heat gun would work to
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Quote:
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Well, since I don't have any of said "lube" lying around, I'll just boil it and try to be as quick as possible. And thanks for all the info, +rep.
Just buy it from HEB for like $5
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post #9 of 13
you dont even need boiling.
i just turned on my sink and let it get as hot as it would than ran it under that for like 20 seconds, than just pushed em right over the barbs no problem.
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Boiled hot water would work best, just make to be quick
    
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