compression fittings on soft tubing

Soldato
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After many years of not wanting to spend the money upgrading to compression fittings I bit the bullet earlier this year and changed all my fittings to xspc ones.


Now I want to add my gpu into the loop and a new res combo so need to remove several fittings/tubes (soft tubing) and change them around.

Is there an easy way to remove them from the tubing as I had to use a lot of force to do so when I fitted one in the wrong size tubing and had to correct it.
 
Man of Honour
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Hold the tubing directly above the collar and undo it the best you can. Even then you will get some fittings unscrewing themselves from the block/res/rad and will have to use a wrench on them. Always wrap the heads of the wrench in masking tape so it doesn't damage the compression fittings.
 
Soldato
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I should clarify
If managed to unscrew it one end/both ends
And fitting won't come off shove in boiling water
Softens the tubing up
Makes life a lot easier
Same thing works if you want to put tubing
Onto a fitting and its really tight
used to do it in order to fit 3/8 id 5/8 od tube
onto 3/4 quick disconnects

If its in situ in the case
And still connected at both ends
I have a tiny pair of mole grips with flat jaws
I clamp those on the tubing
And pushing downwards a bit
At the same time rotate the grips 90 degrees
clockwise/turn your hand right
Away from the fitting

Or just cut off
And deal with it outside the case
 
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