Originally Posted by BadDad62
Are the D links going to much pressure??
I added the Bitspower D-Plug fitting because B Neg was using one in the OP of this thread and pointed out the advantage to using one ...
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
[...] I use a Bitspower d plug on the end as I can just screw on side on then push the unit into place rather than screwing the whole thing on. [...].
I've pumped it up to 10 psi and it's held there for the last 6 hours or so with no leak down at all.
I just liked the idea that I could just screw in the half of the D Plug into any port and push my tube into it and have my gauge be able to lay down facing me, as opposed to what I was going to do which was just have the barb fitting on that end of the tube and screw the whole thing into the loop by turning the whole assembly gauge and all, which will work for sure and would have been ~$10 cheaper, but my gauge might end up upside down or backwards like that so that [gasp!] I might have had to lift it and/or turn it over to look at it [The horror!]. I figured I could also just use a rotary fitting to solve that, but it still would have cost just as much & didn't seem as advantageous as just being able to screw in the D Plug fitting and plug my gauge assy into that.
It's a good test of that fitting with no liquid involved. If it continues to hold my air pressure and never leaks down then I'll continue to use it. If it ever does give me a fit I'll remove it. No biggie, but seeing as B Neg is using one for this purpose and has defended D Plugs before as not being leak prone in the Watercooling Club thread I don't really expect it to be an issue.