Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Stay far away from the ET male male rotaries Werm. I have one and it corroded. It may have been a factory defect in the finish. But I wasn't overly impressed by it.
Of course that could've been my fault for leaving my loop together after draining too. But I had other ET rotaries in my loop (45s) and not a single one of those corroded. So yeah I hafta say it was the quality and not user mistake that led to the corrosion.
Slight hint of rust between the barrels... :rolleys:
The threads are white due to silicon tape. I know for sure. But being a veteran silicon tape user I don't let it get into the flow chamber so the white stuff on the ends is corrosion and not left over remnants of tape.
So if you plan to do this type of setup, go with XSPC or better still go with BP if they have male male rotaries.
+Rep for the info however. Now I know which version of Tap I need to see if I can get it locally. Found a 6-32 tap at NAPA (of all places) and now I will see if they can get me the G1/4 tap I had been having a tough time having them source.
I'm more inclined to use them for long runs. I have quite a few spare BP fittings and after tapping the threads, the bp fittings were just as good as the XSPC. When i did my testing it was with other brands of fittings. Needs a bit more tweaking and i can get tube locally for cheap.
(the white scratches are external from storage; some polishing will take care of them)
edit: gonna run a little test sample on its own for kicks
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Not that im aware of,cracking is almost guaranteed. Fast Fate did it with properly machined/threaded parts and it pretty much all broke.
Speak to him about it.
I did mine by hand. I don't have a wrench for this g1/4 tap (won't fit 1/2 tapping wrench). I used a ratchet spanner for turning. Nothing has cracked though my initial tries with the BP fittings (short) look promising.
Originally Posted by Costas
Actually, probably the worst thing you can do is to thread the acrylic tube on the inside.
Acrylic is quite weak when being placed under expansion type stresses and will eventually fracture. It is way better when utilised in compression type applications.
It is the reason EK moved away from internally threaded res tubes to having their reservoirs threaded on the outside of the tube so when screwing their end caps on it places the acrylic under compression rather than expansion forces.
The id is just about there for a g1/4 tap to grab. I abondoned this project a while back due to the fittings I needed weren't to my liking. After going through my parts bin, I found a bunch of bp fittings i had lying around. I'm thinking of just doing some runs to tidy up and jazz my loop up a bit.
Originally Posted by derickwm
Fittings hoarder Edited by wermad - 11/14/15 at 3:22am