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    Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    I currently have my system cooled by a Swiftech MCR320-QP outside of my Lian Li case through the knockout holes in the top. However, If I need to remove anything (like the mobo tray) I need to completely disconnect everything to do so. Has anyone ever seen any self sealing connectors that I could use? I would need 3/8" NPT for the rad side, and the hose would be 7/16" masterkleer (or 1/2" compatible).

    Are they reasonably priced? I'd probably only be buying one pair of each fitting (male & female).

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    ub should be able to help thee

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    Uncle Bob? Where's he at..............

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    He was drunk in the MSI bar a few moments ago. You might pick him up off the floor.
    Last edited by liquidsoul; 02-27-2007 at 03:48 PM.

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    The fittings you are looking for are called quick-connect (sometimes quick disconnect) If you search your favorite watercooling vendor many of them now offer them. There are discussions about them in this forum...although they tend to be in various threads rather than a single thread about connectors.

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    No luck so far. I've searched all of my usual places, check the list of e-tailers in the sticky, and couldn't find much in a forum search...

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    Here is a link to some quick connects from a company I have ordered from at work: http://www.swagelok.com/search/find_...0000012/type-1 Swagelok fittings tend to be a little expensive but they are of high quality. Another manufacturer you might google is Parker Hanafin. You might also be able to find what you are looking for at your local aquarium supply store
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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    Do you know if both sides of those fittings seal? These would be inside the case, so obviously I need to minimize any water leakage.

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    Quote Originally Posted by t_ski View Post
    Do you know if both sides of those fittings seal? These would be inside the case, so obviously I need to minimize any water leakage.
    Yes you can buy quick connects that seal on both sides. You will just have to look at them in the product listing and see if they do since some do and some don't.
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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...ookie%5Ftest=1

    These are the ones I learned about from UB in another thread here.
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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    OK, thanks. I got another link from UB I'm checking out as well.

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    Quote Originally Posted by liquidsoul View Post
    He was drunk in the MSI bar a few moments ago. You might pick him up off the floor.
    Close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by t_ski View Post
    OK, thanks. I got another link from UB I'm checking out as well.
    Good deal, let us know how you made out. Those fittings I showed are IMHO, some of the best bang for the buck out there!
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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    OK, so I'm looking at Omega:

    http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=FTHFC12_38

    I need two bodies and two inserts. I'm looking at two bodies with 1/2" hose barbs on them:

    2 x FT-HFCD178-12 $9.94 ID 1/2", shutoff, 2.82" length

    And two inserts with 3/8" NPT thread on them (to screw right into the rad):

    2x FT-HFCD246-12 $7.67 3/8" NPT, shutoff, 1.76" length

    I know that both sides should be "shut-off" type to prevent leakage (not "straight-thru"). However, I notice the Flow chart they have in the PDF file, and how the flow reduces for dual shut-off's and the pressure drops off quite a bit, too. Is this going to be a problem with my setup?

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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    It hasn't been for mine and I wouldn't suggest using anythig els, otherwise what's the point if only one side shuts off?
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    Re: Looking for self-sealing connectors for water loop

    OK, I placed the order today for those connectors. Hopefully everything will work out OK. I'll keep you posted...

    Thanks again for your help guys!

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