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G1/4 1/2" barb with 1/2" ID tubing

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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:09:33 AM

My xspc kit came with G1/4 1/2" barbs and 3/8" ID tubing. I am planning on buying new tubing but in the color I want they only have 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing. Is it safe to use this tubing? The inside diameter is slightly bigger so obviously it will be easier to get on or off but is it safe? Or should I also buy G1/4″ to 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD compression fitting?

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a c 190 K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:25:41 AM

That will be fine, the internal dianter<?? Diameter... is the same as the fitting @ 1/2",
so you'll have no worries, remember to clamp/cabletie for peace of mind :) 
Moto
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a c 177 K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:27:20 AM

Yep, 1/2" tubing surprisingly fits well on 1/2" barbs :) 

Whether you want to buy compression fittings is up to you. They perform exactly the same as Barb fittings except they look nicer, for a pretty penny more that is.
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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:30:41 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
That will be fine, the internal dianter<?? Diameter... is the same as the fitting @ 1/2",
so you'll have no worries, remember to clamp/cabletie for peace of mind :) 
Moto


Okay cool thanks for that. A bit of re-assurance is all I needed.

Another thing, can I put these two things together to create a drain port? I already have a T-line connector so that's no problem.

http://www.xs-pc.com/products/fittings/hose-fittings/g1...
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/fittings/hose-fittings/m2...
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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:43:44 AM

manofchalk said:
You should be able to make a drain port from those yes.

Though something like this might be a cheaper option since its only one piece.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14601/ex-tub-1040/Enz...


Yeah I was looking at that enzotech stop fitting but I live in south africa where water cooling parts are hard to come by. I will be ordering my stuff from this shop http://titan-ice.co.za/product_info.php?products_id=636... http://titan-ice.co.za/product_info.php?cPath=163_165&p... so I am very limited as to what I can get. I bought my original xspc water cooling stuff from Frozen CPU and just got a mate of mine to bring it in from the US.

But yeah, thanks, I will order my stuff soon :) 
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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 10:44:02 AM

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a c 190 K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 11:08:47 AM

No probs man, glad to help
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