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I just got some 45 degree angle adapters but the thing is when I screw them tight, they are facing the complete opposite way that they need to be! Is it okay to have them a little loose to achieve the angle I want or will they than just leak?
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Don't worry about it! Because of the O-ring, you really really really really really don't need to make it so tight. You won't suffer a leaking
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If they are off by much at all, you'll have to loosen them quite a bit to get the right angle. You might be able to find spacers that would help. Otherwise, let this teach you that angle fittings should be rotary-type ones.
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If they are off by much at all, you'll have to loosen them quite a bit to get the right angle. You might be able to find spacers that would help. Otherwise, let this teach you that angle fittings should be rotary-type ones.
They're pretty much facing the exact opposite way.
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If they are off by much at all, you'll have to loosen them quite a bit to get the right angle. You might be able to find spacers that would help. Otherwise, let this teach you that angle fittings should be rotary-type ones.
"Otherwise, let this teach you that angle fittings should be rotary-type ones."

Wow, I have learned!!! Wish you could post this sentence before I bought my fittings!
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Yea, rotary or bust!
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i dont even know why they make non-rotary angled fittings lol, you'd be foolish to buy it lesson learned!
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i dont even know why they make non-rotary angled fittings lol, you'd be foolish to buy it lesson learned!
Didn't know they existed until now. What ever I only bought 2, so I'm out 15 dollars and just ordered 2 rotary fittings.
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Didn't know they existed until now. What ever I only bought 2, so I'm out 15 dollars and just ordered 2 rotary fittings.
They are pricey but worth the money since you can angle them any direction.
    
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They are pricey but worth the money since you can angle them any direction.
Yeah, I just ordered two and after shipping they came to like 27 dollars.
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