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Title: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 10, 2013, 06:25:49 PM
The ones on either end of the sight glass holding it in place.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/11/3eja6ybu.jpg)
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: duboman on July 10, 2013, 06:29:31 PM
They appear to be stainless compression fittings found in plumbing
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 10, 2013, 06:33:39 PM
They appear to be stainless compression fittings found in plumbing

That's what I was thinking, but trying to figure out what the tubing material for the sight glass is and how to get a good seal.
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: dak0415 on July 10, 2013, 06:52:34 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: Jimmy K on July 10, 2013, 08:22:20 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com)
 
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 10, 2013, 08:28:16 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com)

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: morticaixavier on July 10, 2013, 08:41:40 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com)

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?

You mean like this?
(http://www.bidstart.com/makethumbdetails.php?pic=http://images.stampwants.com/i3swk.img&w=364&mx=Y)
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: Jimmy K on July 10, 2013, 08:42:58 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com/)

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?
It is this one.
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=194 (http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=194)
 
Nice blurry pic here.
https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675788946867835554?pid=5675788946867835554&oid=104891953223854271066 (https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675788946867835554?pid=5675788946867835554&oid=104891953223854271066)

Edit: Another one. Still doesn't show you how it's constructed.
https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675789035934291154?pid=5675789035934291154&oid=104891953223854271066
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 10, 2013, 09:12:40 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com/)

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?
It is this one.
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=194 (http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=194)
 
Nice blurry pic here.
https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675788946867835554?pid=5675788946867835554&oid=104891953223854271066 (https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675788946867835554?pid=5675788946867835554&oid=104891953223854271066)

Edit: Another one. Still doesn't show you how it's constructed.
https://plus.google.com/photos/104891953223854271066/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/104891953223854271066/albums/5675788879184625729/5675789035934291154?pid=5675789035934291154&oid=104891953223854271066

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Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 10, 2013, 09:12:55 PM
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com (http://www.bargainfittings.com)

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?

You mean like this?
(http://www.bidstart.com/makethumbdetails.php?pic=http://images.stampwants.com/i3swk.img&w=364&mx=Y)

Lmao
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: duboman on July 11, 2013, 12:04:15 AM
It almost looks like they are using 2 fittings, the first uses the gaskets to seal around the site glass and the second sleeves from the first to the second with a standard and an piece of stainless tubing is used to connect the 2 fittings
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: Three on July 11, 2013, 01:03:04 AM


You mean like this?
(http://www.bidstart.com/makethumbdetails.php?pic=http://images.stampwants.com/i3swk.img&w=364&mx=Y)

Funny.....
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 11, 2013, 01:54:55 AM
Thanks for all the input. I ordered some polycarbonate tubing and compression fittings from Wayne at bargainfittings.com. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: redbeerman on July 11, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
I guess it depends on where you are using it in your system, but polycarbonate is only good to 200oF.  Borosilicate glass would be a better choice.
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: In The Sand on July 11, 2013, 12:42:44 PM
I guess it depends on where you are using it in your system, but polycarbonate is only good to 200oF.  Borosilicate glass would be a better choice.

It's going after the chiller and O2 injection, so it should be around 60-70*.
Title: Re: What type fittings are these?
Post by: redbeerman on July 11, 2013, 04:52:20 PM
Cool!  No pun intended. ;)