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Thermochill rad threading HELP!!

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  1. mandelore

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    Hi all, well my ThermoChill PA120.3 radiator arrived, however ive a serious problem...

    everywhere i look, even the technical data says it comes with 3/8" threading for barbs, and even the thermochill barbs that came were 3/8"

    HOWEVER, i ordered these 3/8" to 3/8" barbs and they are simply too small. the threading on the rad looks around 1/2"? :confused::confused:

    this makes no sense, am i missing something? how can it be 1/2" or close enuff when everywhere stats it to be 3/8", and even the thermochill barbs are 3/8". the thermochill barbs i got just dont fit, rattle and make no biting of the thread :banghead:

    any ideas?

    also, as far as i can tell there are no 1/2" threaded barbs from thermochill, just 3/8" to 3/8" and 3/8" to 1/2"
     
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    the threading is deffo around 1/2", as i can slide a 1/2" barb end into the rad fitting holes, its just strange that everywhere says it uses 3/8" bspp threading, so im stumped.... sent the shop an email so hopefully ill get some response 2moro
     
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    Hose barbs have 2 important measures:
    1. thread measure
    2. fitting size

    Thermochill has G3/8" BSPP threads.
    It seems you've mixed them up. You need a barb with G3/8" thread and hose fitting suitable for your tubing. Could be 1/2", 3/8" or w/e.

    Link to the barbs you have?
     
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    http://www.thecoolingshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/2507

    thats the barb i got, theres only one other thermochill barb there and thats the same 3/8" thread with just a 1/2" barb... surely thermochill barbs SHOULD fit thermochill rads, as it even states for use with thermochill radiators?

    on a side note, this rad is amusingly HUGE!!
     
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    Those linked barbs should work with PA120.
    Looks like the shop accidentally shipped the wrong barbs.
     
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