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Small leak from rotary fitting - Bin or repairable?

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Jay85, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Jay85

    Mobster

    Joined: May 22, 2010

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    Location: Sheffield

    So last night when tinkering with my current setup i noticed a leak coming from one of my rotary fittings. It's actually coming out from where it rotates in the middle.

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    Is there a way to repair these or just bin and buy a new one?


    Thanks
     
  2. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 24,056

    Location: Rutland

    Bin tbh.
     
  3. Jay85

    Mobster

    Joined: May 22, 2010

    Posts: 3,361

    Location: Sheffield

    Any better leak proof ones for flexi tubing you could recommend? I have had this particular fitting in my system for around 5-6 years so guessing the oring has perished.
     
  4. area51

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    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

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    Hi you can replace O ring.
    My one that is on in line to pump has dribbled sometime if been with tubes at odd angles etc but move it and push home fully and ok again as it is just an o ring that seals it
     
  5. Jay85

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    Any idea how to pull them apart? Because it rotates freely and doesn't seem to be any way to separate them?
     
  6. tamzzy

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    i would bin it and replace. if only for the peace of mind.
    even if you (could) fix it, it'll always be that niggling thought in the back of your mind...
     
  7. Jay85

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    Ive ordered some new ones, all my rotary fittings feel rough and don't look like they will seal properly! Replacing the lot for peace of mind like you said.

    Suppose its done its job for 6 years straight with no maintenance.
     
  8. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

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    I've had brand new rotarys leak. Avoid them in a loop as much as you can!

    That being said I've got 2 in mines as just no one other sane way of getting piping it.

    Going to swap to hard line when I replace mobo/cpu.
     
  9. Glanza

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    Location: South Yorkshire

    I've binned mine when it's happened in the past for the £4.50 they cost to replace.
     
  10. area51

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    Some of the ones in my box have tiny roll pins but must admit one you posted looks awkward but they put it to gether so must come apart!
     
  11. area51

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    Location: Down town gaza/Lah'darn

    Looking at it try removing o ring on G1/4 end then should unscrew once pull ring down onto 1/4 thread?
     
  12. tyler_jrb

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    Same with glanza. I’d just throw it away and get another for the price they cost.

    I’ve only ever had one leak and that was down to my own fault, far too tight of a bend with hardline which is much less forgiving on tight runs.