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Old May 18, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Default I bought a DD dual bay res and drilled a second intake hole not sure how to thread it

I bought the DD 2 5 1/4'res and because I have the stinger block which has two outputs I drilled another hole for intake but I am not sure how to make the threads for the barb.
Does anyone have any experience with acrylic and threading?
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Old May 18, 2009, 10:27 AM
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I would think that a regular tap and die set would do the job, but I suppose that is the hol eyou drilled is just about the right size, you might be able to heat up a fitting in vice grips and thread it in. (I'd much sooner use a tap and die set though.
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Old May 18, 2009, 11:41 AM
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second the tap and die, Canadian tire is your friend
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Old May 18, 2009, 12:04 PM
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second the tap and die, Canadian tire is your friend
unfortanately Canadian tire only sells the full set which I really don't need and most likely will not use except for this one tap. oh well I think that it isn't the price of the water cooling parts that is expensive, it is the time and the extras . so this means I am going to have to hold off for another while before I can get my water cooling up and running. I was all ready to pull every thing apart and put all the parts in and use an old PSU to test the loop for a few days for leaks . I even rebuild an older hp laptop with no hard drive so I could access the Internet via Live linux cd.
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Old May 18, 2009, 12:13 PM
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sorry if you where closer i could help. ya i would not want to but it if you'll never use it again.
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Buy it, use it, bring it back- Canadian tire IS your friend ;-)
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If you get a kit, make sure it has the right threading. I have yet to find a BSPP 1/4 tap outside of an industrial supply/specialty store. For thinner surfaces, an NPSM 1/4 tap should also work, but I haven't really noticed those being any more avaiable.
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Why didn't you used a Y to join both outlets? That's what I did on my Stinger... AFAIK, tapping in Acrylic is very tricky, and finding a tap set that has G1/4 with the proper diameter is even trickier... I'd seriously consider bonding a barb to the acrylic.
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Why didn't you used a Y to join both outlets? That's what I did on my Stinger... AFAIK, tapping in Acrylic is very tricky, and finding a tap set that has G1/4 with the proper diameter is even trickier... I'd seriously consider bonding a barb to the acrylic.
believe it or not I cannot find a y fitting anywhere in Abbotsford I even broke down and went to the NCIX site and they were ( and probably still) where out
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Damn...

Black Nylon 1/2 ID Y Splitter

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Black Nylon 3/8 ID Y Splitter

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Bitspower Shining Silver Y-Block With Triple IG1/4 - # BP-YB

The last one (metal) is the one I used.
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