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swiftech res rev 2 help

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LawShadow

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Jan 10, 2009
Hi all,

I was wondering if i could use 3/8 compression fittings on the swiftech micro reservoir REV 2? I have 10 x Enzotech 3/8 compression fittings see link:

http://www.enzotechnology.com/cfsid38od12.htm

The swiftech rev2 res has g1/4 threads the reason i ask this question is because the barb fittings that where supplied with the res have thicker rubber o-rings then those on the enzotech compression fittings. My first thought this should not be any problem the res has g1/4 threads. But just to be on the save side is it good to use the compression fittings? I mean whats the point of using compression fittings mainly for a good seal and looks if i cant use them and instead go with the not so good looking swiftech plastic barbs.

Could someone confirm there is no issue with the compression fittings on the res? PS i know 1/2 compression wont fit on the res because you cant screw them in the res thread to big of a diameter.

Thanks in advance
 
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LawShadow

LawShadow

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Change the o-ring out on the compression fitting. Use the o-ring that came with the plastic barb. That might work.

Thanks for the reply,

Hmm so i need to swap the o-rings, well il try that one out if the o-ring on the compression might give me leaks, thanks for the heads up.
 

Conumdrum

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LawShadow

LawShadow

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The Stech orings are thicker possibly, thats all. If it's still not enough, buy some male/female Bitspower adaptors for G1/4 threads. They have a small OD and will extend the compressions fine. You can buy fatter orings. If you lve in the middle of nowhere, McMaster Carr has everything for general stuff.

http://www.dangerden.com
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
http://www.jab-tech.com/
http://www.performance-pcs.com <<<<<<
http://www.frozencpu.com/

Thanks for the reply

I tried with the 3/8 compression fittings and it does not leak however i did not connect it to the pump. Is this a good measure? Because there where no pressure through the fittings from the pump. I only connected the compression fittings with some tubing add some destilled water and see if it leaks wich it did not, but then again the water was stationary without the pump pushing the water through, just a quick test. Please note that the res has G1/4 threads as well as the compression fittings.