Alright, basic tools and supplies.
- Glove(s) (with a plastic layering of sorts.)
- Steel Sleeving (TOS prohibits me from linking the e-bay where the item is sold I think. So google: STAINLESS STEEL OVERBRAID SLEEVING HOSE 19mm
-ROTARY Compression fittings (as you'll need to install the tubes once they are complete)
First things first, you'll want to deremel the inside of this ring. That's without damaging the threads, I screwed two up in the whole fit. So if possible, get a couple extra fittings so you have extra rings.
Once you have those done, tape the end of your sleeving, dremel one end to have a straightcut ( (or as straight as possible). The tape on ALL cuts will help avoid a little fraying, and you want to avoid as much of it as possible for a nice job.
Once you've cut the end off, take your measurements for the next cut. The next step is to enter your tubing into the sleeving (gloves come in handy as of this step). Stretch the sleeving tight over the tube and tape it down. Painters tape works rather poorly, duck tape leaves residue (that metal sleeving warms up with you fiddling about with it, bad with duck tape) electric tape isn't that bad but you can't see where you have to cut. So I resorted to a marker for the cut line and painters tape, if anyone has some good tape they know will work speak up!
Once it's cut to perfection (lol) push the tubing in about 3" to 4".
Take the sleeve and your fitting. Hold the sleeving to compress it a little (round if possible as the steel can deform if you apply too much pressure). It'll make it easier to get the rings on the sleeving and avoid some unwanted fraying.
Put BOTH compression fittings over the sleeving, as once one is on you WILL NOT be able to get the other ring over the tubing without fraying the sleeving. If you have an end that might fray or caught in the compression rings threads, start screwing/unscrewing the ring over the sleeving. It'll get over it better without causing as much fraying.
Now you want to put the compression fitting into the tube, pull the sleeving over to the edge of the tube (not over the fittings threads!!). Bring the ring to the fitting and crew the fitting into the ring. That way the sleeving doesn't move and you can tighten it down.
See that glove, it avoids PURPLE
fingers. Well it helps. That and the prickely end od the sleeving sometime startles you when it gets you good. Not fun.