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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 05:31 AM - Thread Starter
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How unscrew a compression fitting (i'm not kidding)?

I've been doing some test fitting of my first custom loop and i've found that i can screw the compression fitting collar by hand and have it nice and flush to the bottom part.  The trouble is any attempt to unscrew the collar just results in unscrewing the whole fitting from the radiator/block/whatever.  If both ends of the tube are connected it makes it impossible to remove without cutting the tube.



My only thought is to use a couple heavy duty pliers but i'm worried about this damaging the fitting.
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Hold the tube in place while you unscrew the fitting. I’ve had this issue with a few of my EK fittings, it’s really a PIA.

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Needle nose pliers to hold the bottom, even that becomes tricky working inside the case. A barb with a worm-drive hose clamp will solve all your problems but if you want it to look nice you'll have to struggle a bit


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Quote: Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
if you want it to look nice you'll have to struggle a bit
They probably still can't feel their fingers from getting all their fittings on that tight to begin with.
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sweet jesus, that's one cranked down compression.

You can use towels on the jaws of your pliers to prevent finish damage.

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You'll have to excuse my noobness but are you not meant to screw them on the whole way?
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Hi,
No just a poorly designed system
Obviously the bottom fitting should have a shoulder so one can grip it and the top should fit down on it

The cap has a horizontal line all the way around the cap just to show where the break should be lol
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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
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No just a poorly designed system
Obviously the bottom fitting should have a shoulder so one can grip it and the top should fit down on it

The cap has a horizontal line all the way around the cap just to show where the break should be lol
I apologize for being stupid but i'm not sure what horizontal line you mean?

The picture below is with the collar not screwed in at all, how far down should it go?

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Hi,
There's your break so what is the problem ?
As far down as it doesn't leak

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Quote: Originally Posted by Fluxmaven View Post
They probably still can't feel their fingers from getting all their fittings on that tight to begin with.
QFT, I always procrastinate loop maintenace due to the blinding pain my fingertips are after about 30 min of untightening and re tightening fittings


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