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I've got some Bitspower Compression fittings 1/2" ID 3/4" OD and matching tubing. The one I'm working with currently is not a rotary.

I've connected the tubing flush, but attempting to tighten the fitting, I can't get it to actually grab the thread and tighten at all. When the tube is off, it tightens just fine. I'm by no means a weak person, and giving as much downforce as possible but it just spins, not grabbing the thread.

Am I doing something wrong?
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That is a compression fitting that has a built in ferrul, you really can't go wrong unless you cross thread it and strip the first thead while trying to tighten. Try sticking the end of the tubing in a cup of very hot water, remove quickly blot dry and try to connect while tubing is softened but don't over tighten you may need to remove it again.
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You didn't buy tubing from a hardware store did you?
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No, it's PrimoFlex. I did figure out the issue though. The tube had a slight curve going into the fitting, just had to pull on the tube from the side to present a straighter profile while tightening it.
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Ah ok.

Primo fits BP fittings like that glove on OJ, tight.
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