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Old July 11, 2008, 10:00 PM
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So I've nearly finished the case mod, got everything cut and most of the tubes connected, and I notice that the rad's inlet is extremely closer to a thick piece of metal. I put in my D-Tek 1/2" barb, and I've got no where near enough room for the tubing (read: 1cm). The only fix I can think of is ordering a 90 (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=Danger%20Den) and the DD stubby SLI fitting (Danger*Den*::*Tubing*&..., I don't know where I can get these in Canada, if anyone knows please share). Or, if anyone knows a place in Toronto (or online in Canada) where I can get a 90 that will be able to screw into the rad and will either have a 1/2" barb, or will have the threading for me to install my own barb (G1/4). If you've got any other ideas, please share them ASAP as I will most likely place the order for that 90 and that stubby SLI fitting from a shop in the USA on Sunday evening.

Here is a picture so you can see what exactly I'm having the problem with:





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Old July 11, 2008, 10:23 PM
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make another hole!

zip zip zip.

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Old July 11, 2008, 11:48 PM
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I'm considering just cutting a hole into the piece but its a support so I'm not sure whether thats the smartest thing to do. It is also really thick and I don't want to kill another Dremel (the first one had the motor burn out in a few days). If I decide to cut it, I'll probably just go to Home Depot and get some heavy duty tin snips and just cut a portion out. But if there is a way to do it without cutting it, I'd prefer that.
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Old July 12, 2008, 12:08 AM
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where is that line going to?

You could look at picking up a couple of 90 elbows which would allow you to get over it.

You'd kill a bit of flow but if it was going somewhere non-important it'd be fine.
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Old July 12, 2008, 08:15 AM
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The fluid is coming from the pump.
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Old July 12, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Get that soldering iron out ! twisted connections while fine are not aesthetic.

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As far as the whole barb issue :

Goto a plumbing supply shop . Look into either Watts or Fairview brass fittings.You'll find anything you need to do anything.

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Old July 18, 2008, 11:55 AM
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I've finally gotten the elbow from a local plumbing shop (Hudson @ Danforth and Brimley for anyone looking for an awesome shop in the area). It was still a few mm too tall to be threaded in so I filed it down a little and it worked perfectly. I'm now connecting the last tube and then I shall fill the loop and take some pictures. I can't wait!
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Old July 18, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Once again I've run into another problem in that corner and I'm hoping someone might have a solution. The 90 I got fits and everything, but to have it completely tight it would have to face in the complete opposite direction so it would be useless. I've used Teflon tape to seal it, and to seal the barb to it. The barb seals perfectly fine but the 90 has to be a bit short of being snug to face the right direction. Is there any way to seal the elbow onto the radiator? I've included a picture so you know exactly what I'm working with.

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Try Jb weld :) but i warn you its a permanant soulution
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