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Difference between rotary compression and compression

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i just think rotary gives you more space than just compression fittings,

am i right cause i think i'll be better of with rotary compression fittings than just compression fittings cause it gives me more head space.

what are you guys thnk?
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I am going to nOOb out and say, what is a rotary compression fitting (OK I know what a compression fitting is) and how do they differ? Pics or link if possible.

OK,good show +rep for explaination

For me, the cost of compression fittings simply is not overcome by the obvious better good looks offered by compression fittings so I have used them very little.

My next project that is slowly comming together will use two compression quick disconnects. I will have two rigs that sit next to each other and all the WC gear will be in one with only the hoses for the cpu block and cpu block will be in the second. I will be getting some custom standoffs back from the machine shop on the 3rd so perhaps I post pics as it will be at a point some conclusions can be drawn.
Edited by PCCstudent - 2/26/11 at 10:42am
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rotary fittings allow limited rotation to make it easier to use once you have it snug in the G 1/4" hole - i will track down some pic.

the part just above the green O-ring rotates in a 360 degree arc but the internal O-ring can be a bit fragile so i limit the rotation to only what i need

the big part on the right side is the typical compression fitting part

the rotation makes it easier to fit to a tube coming in at an angle - particularly nice around the pump intake

i guess in summary the rotary compression is just a compression fitting on one end that the other end has a G 1/4" and and internal O-ring that allows rotation

link to pic is http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimabl3id1od2.html

hope that helps; good luck

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rotary just spins and adds a fair amount to the price lol
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