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Just a rare oddity in the manufacturing process unfortunately. Yes, our rotary fittings are generally a bit "looser" than some others out there, but I personally, haven't found that this necessarily equates to leaking. To me it makes my life easier as the rotary is a lot more functional than a super stiff fitting, but I can see why some would be concerned.

Ok thats good as im going to use EK fittings for my Kinetic Energy build, but it would be nice to have the rotary a little bit stiffer as it does help.
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What was the problem with these fittings, design or materials or just the odd bad fitment in the manufacturing process.

Just a rare oddity in the manufacturing process unfortunately. Yes, our rotary fittings are generally a bit "looser" than some others out there, but I personally, haven't found that this necessarily equates to leaking. To me it makes my life easier as the rotary is a lot more functional than a super stiff fitting, but I can see why some would be concerned.

Agreed. I've seen rotaries that I thought to myself "why even make and offer a rotary, if you cannot twist them to the direction they need to go while they are installed on a block/accessory?", cause they were that stiff. If you can't twist the rotary without twisting the mounting thread further in or backing them out of the thread, then it becomes more labor intensive setting them, installing them, removing them and fine tuning the angle and reinstalling them. KL was bad for that so I got rid of them and ET rotaries were hit or miss in my experience. mellowsmiley.gif

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Opened up the block on my TX, and I'm having the hardest time trying to get the oring to stay in place (the huge ring between the plates)
    
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Opened up the block on my TX, and I'm having the hardest time trying to get the oring to stay in place (the huge ring between the plates)

Silicon grease would solve that my brotha. thumb.gif

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I have a few too that I got directly from EK that are great. The ones from microcenter were very bad. They could have been molested by potential buyers although. I saw bitspower seals their fittings in their bags with heat over the plastic. Maybe EK should look into this too for storefront fitting sales.
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Silicon grease would solve that my brotha. thumb.gif

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Is there any other type of "chemical" that I can use that's safe to use with the silicone and nickel?
    
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I have a few too that I got directly from EK that are great. The ones from microcenter were very bad. They could have been molested by potential buyers although. I saw bitspower seals their fittings in their bags with heat over the plastic. Maybe EK should look into this too for storefront fitting sales.

 

Really? Bad as in scratched, beat up, yanked on etc?

 

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Opened up the block on my TX, and I'm having the hardest time trying to get the oring to stay in place (the huge ring between the plates)

 

Use plugs! 

 

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Use plugs! 
Not the oring on the terminal. The oring actually between the acetal and nickel.
    
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Not the oring on the terminal. The oring actually between the acetal and nickel.

Same thing. Small weights spread over the length of the O-ring will help, as will lube.
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Same thing. Small weights spread over the length of the O-ring will help, as will lube.
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Use plugs! 
lol I thought you were just saying that as a joke haha. Well now I just feel stupid smile.gif

Here's what I got now. I hope it works. I really don't feel like driving to the hardware store now lol



So stupid question: how can I leak test it out of the loop? Just add some tubing and water?
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