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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by somebadlemonade View Post
hand tight plus quarter turn works for plumbing but that's also with a lot stronger parts
i wouldn't do the quarter turn with acrylic parts, since they like to crack when they are put under compressive stress, maybe eighth of a turn part finger tight

i know from diy plumbing, over tightening makes things leak, if you have gorilla hands hand tight works fine, i won't even begin to speculate about the actual torque value though that would be more useful

I've worked on plumbing, automotive (unless specific torque is required), and anything that deals with tightening things. I've never had it fail on me. I'm going on 3 years with my WC setup. No leaks or cracks on the acrylic top on the cpu block or the rad.


Just get a wrench and use 1 finger to tighten the fitting until it's tight. It's as simple as that. Once it stops moving with moderate force, it's tight. I'm kinda boggled that people don't know what tight is even though they feel what's tight every day. How are your shoes fitting? How's your adjustable hat fit? Do you use a death grip on your steering wheel?
Edited by Rangerscott - 4/19/11 at 7:03pm
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post #22 of 28
just saying for the sake of clarity, hand tight is just to arbitrary a term to define how tight things need to be

and the method you said to use 1 finger, wouldn't that make it finger tight, not hand tight. . .

just pulling your leg since you seemed to single out my post, but i do agree with you, just snug it down till it doesn't wiggle than a quarter turn with a small wrench so you don't over torque it, and ruin the threads, meaning you'd either have to replace the part os drill and tap a new port for a bigger fitting(adapter)
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post #23 of 28
I must say hand tighten is very painful... After hand tighten 10 compression fittings, some of my skins can be seen on the cap !!!
post #24 of 28
teflon tape?
Sorry, I'm not into this water cooling stuff.
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post #25 of 28
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How are your shoes fitting? How's your adjustable hat fit? Do you use a death grip on your steering wheel?
If my limbs aren't turning purple, it ain't tight enough!
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post #26 of 28
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Also how is a regular barb the same connection as a compression fitting? yes they both do the same job but in different ways so i'd hardly class them as the same connection.
The part that goes into the rad or block is essentially the same on all fittings.
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post #27 of 28
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teflon tape?
Sorry, I'm not into this water cooling stuff.
It's a special material used in construction plumbing. (Gas and water) It's not necessary with wc loops as they are designed for the usage of o rings. I'm personally using a little in my loop as my pump top had 3/8" fittings and I had to run to home depot for 3/8 to 1/4" brass reducers. I didn't have any extra o rings at the time, so I just slapped some teflon tape on the threads to maintain a nice tight fit.

Edit: It's for making a leak resistant union between metal fittings is what I meant to say.
Edited by HAF_wit - 4/19/11 at 11:28pm
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:/ I made a comment because of dad use to be a plumber. Hand tighten then take a wrench and tighten a quarter turn (or just past hand tight where it is snug but not too tight). Also I understand about the O rings.
 
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