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My fittings are EK (EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 Nickel) along with their Pump (EK-DCP 4.0)
    
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My fittings are EK (EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 Nickel) along with their Pump (EK-DCP 4.0)
I have those fittings as well, where is the hose connected anyway? the one that got disconnected.
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Pressure built up in the line and it popped off. Most likely due to not properly installing the tube to the fitting. The screw-on part of the fitting shouldn't come loose, even with vibration.
post #14 of 19
sometimes when you put the compression fittings on the tubbing moves back on the barb and was you screw down the collar you end up with a hose that is almost ready to pop off
add the pressure of the pump with a sealed system (once you top off the res) and it could come off. had it almost happen to me with my first compression fittings, you have to be carefull
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It was the inlet to the pump that's why i think the vibration must of done it. I double checked everything was tight when i first filled it, but yeah vibration must of made it come loose.
    
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It was the inlet to the pump that's why i think the vibration must of done it. I double checked everything was tight when i first filled it, but yeah vibration must of made it come loose.
seems like it yeh, how's your components? hope they didnt get wet
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post #17 of 19
And yet again, ye olde barbs are the best solution.

They sure not look "ub3r l33t", but if you get them nickel plated and search enough, you'd be amazed on how do they look.

I have them all over my loop, less than 1€ each barb, 1/4G 8mm ID.


They never come loose, as the tube tends to "shape" itself to the barb, making the fit almost symbiotic.



Good news you didn't blow anything
   
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post #18 of 19
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seems like it yeh, how's your components? hope they didnt get wet
Nothing lucky enough i have a 800D and the pump is sitting over the 140MM Fan on bottom shelf, so went straight through the holes and the filter at the bottom so really lucky this time.
    
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post #19 of 19
Tubing may not have been on all the way or your fittings weren't on tight enough.

Unless your pump vibrates like a washing machine, it shouldn't have loosened compression fittings so easily, unless you didn't tighten them enough.

At least you lucked out and didn't fry anything.
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