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Has anyone tried just brazing the pipe? What's the worst that could happen?
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Has anyone tried just brazing the pipe? What's the worst that could happen?

Worse thing that could happen...you catch something near the tubing on fire, catch you off guard and burn your house down maybe more?

lol. In all likelihood just wasting a piece of tubing would be the worse case. You could discolor the metal depending on the heat and metal being used. Depending if you've done it before you could result in a poor quality, uneven bend.
 
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Depends on what you get exactly... I have parker fittings in mine and don't think they look bad, haha.
No, no, yours look fine.
I'm talking about the Swagelock fittings that use a ferrule that gets compressed to the tubing, not push to fit connections. smile.gif

Just not sure how this type would look compared to the push fit type. Although one thing for sure, when they're on, they're on - they are not going to leak. I've used them with hydrogen, argon, and on vacuum lines and they definitely hold. Hydrogen will get through any teeny tiny opening it can find.
Edited by mandrix - 2/13/13 at 5:22am
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Im pretty impressed with the look of the Koolance fittings.

t7UU8Y6.jpg
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No, no, yours look fine.
I'm talking about the Swagelock fittings that use a ferrule that gets compressed to the tubing, not push to fit connections. smile.gif

Just not sure how this type would look compared to the push fit type. Although one thing for sure, when they're on, they're on - they are not going to leak. I've used them with hydrogen, argon, and on vacuum lines and they definitely hold. Hydrogen will get through any teeny tiny opening it can find.

Idk.. i think the swagelok and parker compression fitting could look nice but you'd have to cut down the g1/4 thread because I think it is too long. But this is my opinion.
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Im pretty impressed with the look of the Koolance fittings.

t7UU8Y6.jpg

I originally wanted that because we only had imperial copper pipes readily available. But the fact that you had to change the olive everytime ticked me off. Push-fit for me. Do you have a picture of it on a block though? Just curious.
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Idk.. i think the swagelok and parker compression fitting could look nice but you'd have to cut down the g1/4 thread because I think it is too long. But this is my opinion.

Be careful if you're thinking of cutting thread. g1/4 thread is tapered, meaning its a smaller diamater at the end and gradually gets wider. If you cut the end off you may be unable to thread it into your blocks!
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I originally wanted that because we only had imperial copper pipes readily available. But the fact that you had to change the olive everytime ticked me off. Push-fit for me. Do you have a picture of it on a block though? Just curious.

Not yet but soon! Build is going on right now.
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Idk.. i think the swagelok and parker compression fitting could look nice but you'd have to cut down the g1/4 thread because I think it is too long. But this is my opinion.

Be careful if you're thinking of cutting thread. g1/4 thread is tapered, meaning its a smaller diamater at the end and gradually gets wider. If you cut the end off you may be unable to thread it into your blocks!

Not true, BSPP is what we use,BSPT is not used on WC gear.
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Be careful if you're thinking of cutting thread. g1/4 thread is tapered, meaning its a smaller diamater at the end and gradually gets wider. If you cut the end off you may be unable to thread it into your blocks!

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Not true, BSPP is what we use,BSPT is not used on WC gear.

BSPP/ G1/4 is straight or parallel and BSPT is tapered. like B Negative said we use BSPP.
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