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Monsoon Compression Fitting Six Pack Review

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Combatus 20th June 2012, 11:09 Quote
Just thought I'd add to what Baz said - I simply used a different ratio in our CMS with an image size we haven't used before to best-fit some of the images. Ad-blockers probably haven't changed, it is in fact my fault!
steveo_mcg 20th June 2012, 11:41 Quote
Must be the office firewall, i've still got bit white-listed.
Unicorn 20th June 2012, 12:15 Quote
Disabling ABP in Firefox on that one page and refreshing the page loaded the images - thanks guys ;)
Spreadie 20th June 2012, 12:21 Quote
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Disabling ABP in Firefox on that one page and refreshing the page loaded the images - thanks guys ;)
You can add an exception filter in adblock for images.bit-tech.net and it'll ignore the the fact that the sizes are stated in the image title.
Unicorn 20th June 2012, 12:34 Quote
Which is exactly what I've done now ;) I have also added exceptions for the non intrusive ads on bit-tech.
hyperion 20th June 2012, 12:34 Quote
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The images are being blocked by AdBlock Plus (and similar ad blockers) because they're 300x250 with 300x250 in the filename - a common ad format. Turn off AdBlock Plus and the images will magically appear.

Sneaky :D
Paradigm Shifter 20th June 2012, 13:38 Quote
I'll admit that I've not bought high-end compression fittings - yet - but they've always had the hex keying on the base for a spanner... and I've never needed to tighten beyond 'finger tight' the actual compression head itself. Admittedly I'm pretty good at getting 'finger tight' for me too tight for any friends/colleagues to undo without a mole-grip, however. Not had a leak either.

These do look pretty nice, though.
Bloody_Pete 20th June 2012, 13:50 Quote
I don't understand why they come in 6's. Most people will use 8 or 10 fttings, so 6 is an annoying number...
Unicorn 20th June 2012, 14:03 Quote
I wondered at that too. I think 8 would have been a better number per pack (single block loop being pump, res, rad and block) but from a marketing point of view it's a winner because if someone needs 8 fittings, they might or probably will buy two sets of 6.
B3CK 20th June 2012, 14:22 Quote
I used two packs of these for one of customers. No leaks, easy to put on, but that wrench kills my hands. I was tempted to dip the handle in liquid rubber, but never got to the h/w store. Worked great even on a rad with recessed thread holes. A great buy for tight clearances.
Combatus 20th June 2012, 15:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bloody_Pete
I don't understand why they come in 6's. Most people will use 8 or 10 fttings, so 6 is an annoying number...

Good point. If you have a combined pump/res such as one of the fancy after-market tops for the DDC pump then you would only need six assuming a CPU only loop. They're also readily available separately so buying a few more isn't an issue - I guess everyone needs six, but not everyone needs eight or 10 :D Adding another two would push the price above £30 and most likely above $50 too which could have been anther reason but I agree that eight would make more sense.
Yorkie 20th June 2012, 15:20 Quote
Hmm Interesting
RichCreedy 20th June 2012, 15:38 Quote
i like the look of these, so if i get the water cooling bug i might have to get some
Waynio 20th June 2012, 16:25 Quote
I like them. :)
phuzz 20th June 2012, 19:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by B3CK
... that wrench kills my hands. I was tempted to dip the handle in liquid rubber, but never got to the h/w store
Duct tape :)
B3CK 21st June 2012, 03:26 Quote
The duct tape is all used up holding one of my co-workers seat in place in his truck :(
ssj12 21st June 2012, 04:21 Quote
image load fin on Mozilla Nightly 16a
The boy 4rm oz 22nd June 2012, 15:43 Quote
I'm having issues with pictures also, except the last one.

I just managed to get some samples into South Australia and now the business I work for will be stocking these fittings. They really are very cool. I first caught wind of them a few months ago but it always takes so long for stuff to filter down to Australia. I never really liked conventional compression fittings, everone was using them and to me they are just run of the mill now. I much prefer the look of 3/8" tygon stretched over a 1/2" barb.

As for the 6 packs most CPU only kits use 6 fittings only (assuming they have a pump/res combo) so they make a good upgrade for kit users. Plus it is much cheaper to buy 2x 6 packs if you need 12 fittings then it is to buy 12 fittings and a wrench individually (even cheaper than 1 pack and 6 individual fittings), plus you get 6 black O'rings and 6 O'rings matched to the colour of your fittings in each pack, pretty good value IMO. The compact size also makes it easier to ship and allows cheaper shipping options for consumers due to the compact size.
BG_Geno 7th July 2012, 02:04 Quote
Just some extra information in case anyone is interested. These actually now come in four sizes, 3/4 x 1/2 -- 3/8 x 58 -- 7/16 x 5/8 and 3/8 x 1/2. Also they feature all brass construction so are not anodized.
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