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post #21 of 34
Jeez you are insane with that set up, but it's nice.
post #22 of 34
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I didn't know that for sure but was pretty sure but he insisted. If it's unsalvageable he said he'd pay for it.

Should I undo all the fittings and put them back on by hand? Or is the damage already done? Will this overtightning mess up all my barbs and blocks? As in it's already all cracked/susceptible easily to cracking.
we told you in the xspc thread not to tighten them very much like maybe a half a turn with a wrench. Id say you broke somthing loose around the barb area by overtightening them.
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This is WHY i am scared of trying full custom water cooling and i always wanted to but there comes a huge risk. I wish they can make things easier for us.
Most leaks are user error from what I have seen, including this instance.
    
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we told you in the xspc thread not to tighten them very much like maybe a half a turn with a wrench. Id say you broke somthing loose around the barb area by overtightening them.
That was after they had already all been on.
post #25 of 34
Hi,

I always do mine hand tight.

But something have to be careful about is when applying
your tubing to your fittings is:

After installed one end, don't twist the tubing as to loosing the fitting
already attached on other end.
Especially on short runs where not as much tubing flex.
Been there, done that.

Just a thought.

Later
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I just turned it on an have paper towel around the area that was leaking and no leak now. What the hell? I saw it leak last night. Pump is running everything is working.


I have it folding now. So if it really was a leak wouldn't it be leaking now? It doesn't make sense to just all of a sudden start and stop it if really was leaking wouldn't it be constant?

So I'm guessing condensation? Maybe? It was just sort of dripping off little by little so either a tiny hairline or condensation? How do I prevent condensation on a loop?


Also if you were me would you if everything was working go back and redo all the barbs not so tight? Or just leave it alone as it is working.


Sorry guys please bare with me.
Edited by Live_free - 2/4/11 at 2:55pm
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shake the case around and see if that causes a leak.
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Yeah not getting the leak now.. this makes no sense...
post #29 of 34
How to make your loop not leak:

Don't over tighten barbs.
Buy worm drive clamps.
Buy tubing with 1/8in. thick hose walls.
Tighten worm drive clamps to where they are snug.

= No leaks.
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Yeah not getting the leak now.. this makes no sense...
Yea i agree it does not maybe you moved some tubing and it was kinked or somthing causing a leak at the rad.
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