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you're overthinking it.

use an extension fitting.
Even with extensions you will still see shift to one side or the other. If hes going for glass tubing then obviously he goes for aesthetic and quality
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you're overthinking it.

use an extension fitting. standard, watercooling tier 2 inch extension, screw in, bend back. move on with life.


I have no idea what a "watercooling tier 2 inch extension" is, you are basically talking a different language to me. I put together a water cooling computer 8 years ago for the first time (adult legos) and that is the extent of my knowledge about PC water cooling. If you could produce a picture of the part or a part # of what you are talking about I might have a better idea of what you're talking about.

Thanks for your help thus far, much appreciated.

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If they are new I would return and get replacement, ports should be straight. HL are the highest quality rads and this should be no exception, but defects happens.
Easier said than done, there are "no replacements", no Hardware Lab radiators to buy online, sold out "everywhere". It's either make this work or broke.
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Easier said than done, there are "no replacements", no Hardware Lab radiators to buy online, sold out "everywhere". It's either make this work or broke.
They might be gone now, but not forever, unless these particular rads has been discontinued and even then, HL has to have similar specs replacements if you within warranty period. I know If I was facing this I would rather wait until they are available and get the proper rads to make it right. Then again, If you on hurry and comes push to shove scupples making good suggestion

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Ok I bought the 1/4 BSP and it doesn't thread in all the way, it seems tapered, I need some suggestions and really want to make this work because I want a drain port on the side and I can't have a drain port with any other Hardware Labs radiator.
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Easier said than done, there are "no replacements", no Hardware Lab radiators to buy online, sold out "everywhere". It's either make this work or broke.
they are? I just got 4 SR2s in the mail this week. Guess it happened after Monday.

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https://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...nsion%20g1%204


NewUser - idk if you've looked out the window recently, but you kinda gotta work with whach'ya got right now.

Good luck getting them to respond to an RMA right now too, specially on something so frivolous.

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Ok I bought the 1/4 BSP and it doesn't thread in all the way, it seems tapered, I need some suggestions and really want to make this work because I want a drain port on the side and I can't have a drain port with any other Hardware Labs radiator.
Yes it is tapered but if you notice the fittings that are used only use maybe 3 threads.

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brooooo what're you doing.

no way that tapered thread is what you need.

where did you go? Home Depot? Would've been better off at a Boat Parts store (if you have one of those) or neighborhood Hardware (like ace)

https://shop.bitspower.com/index.php...roduct_id=1157

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brooooo what're you doing.

no way that tapered thread is what you need.

where did you go? Home Depot? Would've been better off at a Boat Parts store (if you have one of those) or neighborhood Hardware (like ace)

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Couldn't get more of a raw metal then this. I don't know if any anti corrosives will help to prevent from fast corrosion

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I got everything straightened out, it was easier than I thought it was going to be.

Thanks for all the assistance guys.
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