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Hey folks of OCN


I've got a question about barbs.
The rest of my budget will be used on new hoses, barbs, kill coil and a full cover 6870 block biggrin.gif

I will be using 7/16" Masterkleer Blue UV hose with 1/2" barbs.

The thing is, that i don't really know which barbs are good for use with no hose clamps.
Personally i picked out these: http://highflow.nl/aansluitingen/fittingen/bitspower/bitspower-g1-4-black-sparkle-1-2-fitting-real-hi-flow-bp-bswp-c01.html

Since these have 3 small, and 1 large ring I expect it to have a good tight seal.

Or will these be better?
http://highflow.nl/aansluitingen/fittingen/enzotech-fittings/13mm-1-2-enzotech-high-flow-fitting-g1-4-matt-black-bhf-g1-4-12.html

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 9
Just about any barb will work aslong as its the right thread and 1/2 inch you can use wire ties to make sure they dont slide off get the cheapest and stay away from the ones that are really small on the barb side.
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post #3 of 9
Yeah, any barb will work. Bitspower Black Sparkle's are of very high quality so I would go with these to be safe. They'll work perfectly. Don't worry about them not being tight enough, once the tubing has cooled and shrunk around the barb you won't be able to get it off.
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post #4 of 9
I agree with Bal3Wolf 1/2" barbs will work great
post #5 of 9
Im running 7/16 hoses with 1/2 barbs. Its a tight fit but just dunk the hose in hot water for 5-10 sec and it will slide in no problem. When it cools off it creates a tight seal and Im not even using clamps.
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post #6 of 9
I would go with the Bitspower as they are cheaper, but both will work fine.
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post #7 of 9
Either will work, i've been using those same Bitspower barbs for a couple years now with no issues with 7/16" tubing.
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post #8 of 9
I recommend the BP ones, the best results for clampless I've found are when there's the barb and then a smooth section for the hose to seal back to. The BP fittings have a slightly extra-wide barb, and then a smooth section at the base, so that when the tubing is fully on there it seals around the barb, but the smooth section too. That way if it gets bumped or anything there won't be any crease that forms around the barb area since it is also sealed to a section further back.

Enjoy the look, clampless has worked well for me, and eliminated the pinhole leaks I was getting in the seal with herbie clamps!
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Allright, so bitspower it will be biggrin.gif

thanks all of you, +rep to everyone wink.gif
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