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Can one use barbed fittings on one end and compression on he other end?

Simple question very straight forward is that farfetched or is that a no go? Or is it simply never tried cause no one has bothered trying?
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  1. Best answer
    Yeah you can definitely do that.
  2. Drew010 said:
    Yeah you can definitely do that.


    Oh wow you are fast thanks Drew10 haha! This is a huge relief and an even bigger help than you think. Thanks for a straight forward answer. I will take all precautions necessary into consideration. Thanks again bud!
  3. Perfectly fine, a compression fitting is really just a fancy (even more overpriced) barb fitting.
  4. The Kasafist said:
    Drew010 said:
    Yeah you can definitely do that.


    Oh wow you are fast thanks Drew10 haha! This is a huge relief and an even bigger help than you think. Thanks for a straight forward answer. I will take all precautions necessary into consideration. Thanks again bud!


    No problem! Just one thing, if you're using compression fittings, be sure to tighten them over the first inital month or so as some tubes are known to shrink (not sure exactly which ones though). Have fun putting your rig under water!
  5. Drew010 said:
    The Kasafist said:
    Drew010 said:
    Yeah you can definitely do that.


    Oh wow you are fast thanks Drew10 haha! This is a huge relief and an even bigger help than you think. Thanks for a straight forward answer. I will take all precautions necessary into consideration. Thanks again bud!


    No problem! Just one thing, if you're using compression fittings, be sure to tighten them over the first inital month or so as some tubes are known to shrink (not sure exactly which ones though). Have fun putting your rig under water!


    Haha thanks! Hey one more thing though should the clamps be the same size as the tubes or a size smaller?
    Example: I plan on using tubing thats 3/8" ID and 1/2" OD
  6. Then for barbs you would use a 3/8" barb and a 1/2" clamp. For compression fittings you just match the two sizes.
  7. Drew010 said:
    Then for barbs you would use a 3/8" barb and a 1/2" clamp. For compression fittings you just match the two sizes.


    When it comes to barbs I use 1 size up for them (ie 1/2 inch barbs with 3/8 id tubing) more secure and will never leak.
  8. ok I can see the argument for barbs over compression for price but that does not mean that one should not get some angled fittings I like 3-way 90's that way it covers all the angles

    http://imageshack.us/a/img839/5256/wip002.th.jpg

    without fittings

    http://imageshack.us/a/img833/418/done001.th.jpg

    And with the fittings as you can see there is a major improvement
  9. Sorry I've been real busy. Thanks for the heads up peeps I will have lots to consider and I am taking all advice into consideration! :bounce:
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