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Those kinda worry me on an mechanical gauge with no isolator setup...the compressions just seem much more reliable to me.  I had push fittings on my air bags and couldn't get them to stop leaking.  90lbs when I parked the truck at night...10lbs in the next morning. 

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3 minutes ago, Bullet said:

Those kinda worry me on an mechanical gauge with no isolator setup...

 

I'm the reverse I've had plenty of compression fittings and tubing fails in my past and not having a means of replacing the ferrel and getting the line hooked back up. End up heat the end of the tubing and crushing the plastic shut to get home a few times. Then find out the local stores don't have the right ferrel for your setup. End up changing fitting because of a change of ferrels. 

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1 minute ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Then find out the local stores don't have the right ferrel for your setup. End up changing fitting because of a change of ferrels. 

Yeah I've ran into that one before.  Not all ferrels will work in all compression fittings.  I was trying to piece one together out of the messy drawer at the hardware store and mismatched one brand fitting with another brand ferrel...not a good result.  I would have never known if the hardware store guy didn't explain that to me on the second trip.  The more you know... 

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6 hours ago, Bullet said:

Yeah I've ran into that one before.  Not all ferrels will work in all compression fittings.  I was trying to piece one together out of the messy drawer at the hardware store and mismatched one brand fitting with another brand ferrel...not a good result.  I would have never known if the hardware store guy didn't explain that to me on the second trip.  The more you know... 

 

Quick fix... If you have a flat/tapered ferrel. You can use a double taper ferrel. The trick is managing to file one side down flat. but not too much because to much filing will make it to the point you can compress the ferrel ino the tubing. Still can damage your tubing again doing this. 

 

This is why I fell in love with PTC fittings. I got all metal PTC fittings and so far 6 years and still going strong and leak free. I got the fitting from NAPA.

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3 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Quick fix... If you have a flat/tapered ferrel. You can use a double taper ferrel. The trick is managing to file one side down flat. but not too much because to much filing will make it to the point you can compress the ferrel ino the tubing. Still can damage your tubing again doing this. 

Mental note made on that...:thumbup2:

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