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Old August 14, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Yay I got my Bitspower fittings today

They look amazing. The compression fittings have quite the weight to them as well. The normal fittings are dark-nickel plated thouh you can't really tell the difference in the pictures. They are only slightly darker compared to the shiny silver compression fittings. They would probably look darker if they weren't polished so much...

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Anyways, going to be a busy day for me I guess. Going to totally drain and clean my loop. Last time when I had my leak I only semi-drained it and some black stuff came out in the water, so I think it needs a proper cleaning.

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Old August 14, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Bitspower makes amazing stuff...!

I just ordered a boatload of things from them :
- compression fittings (3/8ID 5/8OD)
- the new rotational 90degree fittings (black chrome)
- the new black chrome T fitting
- the new male-to-male adapters
- the crystal series T and L fittings

Can't wait to receive my order and rebuild my WC setup (going dual loops)....

By the way, Bitspower will be coming out with 7/16ID 5/8OD compression fittings !!! This will be great for people using 3/8ID tubing, since you'll get extra tightness
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Those are pretty!
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They're bloody expensive, but they look beautiful, and they're actually top notch from a performance perspective as well. They (as well as their duller DD counterparts) have a wider than average internal diameter as well. Their 1/2" compressions are 10mm ID, while the fat boy barbs are 11mm, and the G3/8 barbs are a full 12mm all the way through.
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Sure are very pirty!!.. But are pricy too. But I like the way the barbs bumps on it (sorry forgot the word lol), keeps the tubing in place and no chance of letting the tubings loose.
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Well got em installed. Those compression fittings grab the tubing really quite tight. Killed my fingers putting them on. The tubing was already pretty tight just on the barb and after putting that compression piece over, I don't think my tubing is going anywhere.

Even though they were expensive, you get what you pay for. They seem to be really nice barbs with a beautiful finish. I also have a reservior from Bitspower which is of amazing quality too.

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Looking good!

You're using a BP reservoir? How did you find it bled for you? Any unusual turbulence/splashing noises while the system is running?
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Looking good!

You're using a BP reservoir? How did you find it bled for you? Any unusual turbulence/splashing noises while the system is running?
Ya its the BP res. Bleeds pretty easily if my case is lying on it's front.

However I have the res "upside" down so it probably isn't working totally how it should but it does the job. It does make the odd noise every now and then but nothing consistent. Again I think that's due to the fact that mines upside down and the pump is getting the water from the "top" port on the res which is the bottom for me. Hope that makes sense...
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Yeah, I know what you mean. You'd be amazed how many bay reservoirs don't do to keep the air out of the system, so it's always nice to hear when one actually works.
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Yeah, I know what you mean. You'd be amazed how many bay reservoirs don't do to keep the air out of the system, so it's always nice to hear when one actually works.
Didn't know that was a "common" problem. Guess I made the right choice then dropping like $50 (USD) on a reservoir just cause it looked nice

Oh I do have one issue with it though, maybe you'll know how to fix it...
Basically air gets trapped just outside of the o-ring where there's still plastic before the fluid. The picture pretty much explains it. Now when I got the res the screws were extremely loose so thus I tightened them until they were snug, but now I'm thinking that maybe they need to be loose so fluid actually gets into that space rather than air bubbles but not loose enough to allow fluid to escape.

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