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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 04:29 PM - Thread Starter
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Are there any compatibility issues with EK ZMT and compression fittings in general? like the seal not being tight enough, or being able to pull the tube right out of the fitting after compressing it tightly. I was googling this issue and came up with some results of people having problems and being able to pull the tube. I want to go with EK-ZMT and black sparkle Bitspower fittings for my next build but am worried they won't fit tightly mellowsmiley.gif
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 04:38 PM
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I've used Norprene, a very similar tubing material, with compression fittings without issue.
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I use EK ZMT with EK ACF compression fittings in some parts of my system. I have some very tight bends in there and never had any issues with it..
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I use EK ZMT with EK ACF compression fittings in some parts of my system. I have some very tight bends in there and never had any issues with it..

Do you know if it works the same way with Bitspower or XSPC fittings?
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I do not use Bitspower or XSPC fittings but Monsoon and Alphacool work fine..
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My ZMT is very tight with my EK, Bitspower and Barrow fittings ... if anything the comps are a little hard to get on.
If people have problems its most likely just simple tube size variation rather than a brand thing. Look long enough and you will see complaints of being too big or too small for all types of tube and fittings.

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My ZMT is very tight with my EK, Bitspower and Barrow fittings ... if anything the comps are a little hard to get on.
If people have problems its most likely just simple tube size variation rather than a brand thing. Look long enough and you will see complaints of being too big or too small for all types of tube and fittings.

Thanks, that's reassuring thumb.gif
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My ZMT is very tight with my EK, Bitspower and Barrow fittings ... if anything the comps are a little hard to get on.
If people have problems its most likely just simple tube size variation rather than a brand thing. Look long enough and you will see complaints of being too big or too small for all types of tube and fittings.

My EK fit on my ZMT, Monsoon Free Center is very tight, and I couldn't get my Chain Gun comps on last I tried.

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Thread from the dead but on my recent pack of ZMT I can’t get a few of my xspc fittings on. Tore up my hand pretty bad even with gloves. It’s really weird because the rig I put together a month ago with a different pack of ZMT and same xspc fittings went on easier. Was tight but still easier. This pack I don’t think I can get on even with old man strength

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Thread from the dead but on my recent pack of ZMT I can’t get a few of my xspc fittings on. Tore up my hand pretty bad even with gloves. It’s really weird because the rig I put together a month ago with a different pack of ZMT and same xspc fittings went on easier. Was tight but still easier. This pack I don’t think I can get on even with old man strength
Hi there

I think I have used XSPC 16/10mm fittings with EK ZMT and too I couldn't get them close properly or couldn't get them on

Yes with EK ZMT your hands will be crying afterwards when you will be closing the few fittings

Personally I use with EK ZMT Barrow 16/10mm Compression fittings and Bykski 16/10mm Compression fittings and both do work with EK ZMT

With EK ZMT this I experienced same, with one batch of EK ZMT its have been so much easier, next batch I just couldn't be able to close with same fittings but still my best fitting for EK ZMT is Barrow or Bykski there

Hope this helps

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