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How tight should I make the barbs on my system? Is hand tightening sufficient or do I need to crank them tighter with a wrench?
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IIRC, hand tighten, then a little twist with a wrench.
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tighten them by hand and maybe just give a SLIGHT tug on the barbs aftewards. Very slight tug. You do too much and you'll break something or bust an o-ring.
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Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
How tight should I make the barbs on my system? Is hand tightening sufficient or do I need to crank them tighter with a wrench?
For myself, I wrap the threads with teflon tape then hand screw them in until they are snug (not tight), then give them a quarter-turn with a wrench. Has worked without issue on metal and acetal blocks.
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I have mine hand tight and haven't had a leak yet. (2 months for qualification sake)
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I use compression fittings, but the style of the threading is the same. Hand tight is fine.
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