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What type fittings are these?
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:25:49 AM »
The ones on either end of the sight glass holding it in place.

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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 11:29:31 AM »
They appear to be stainless compression fittings found in plumbing
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 11:33:39 AM »
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.
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 11:52:34 AM »
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.
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 01:22:20 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
 
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 01:28:16 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

Thanks. If you get around to it, can you post a pic?
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 01:41:40 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

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

You mean like this?
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 02:12:55 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

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

You mean like this?


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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 05:04:15 PM »
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
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 06:03:04 PM »
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 06:54:55 PM »
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.
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 05:39:24 AM »
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.
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Re: What type fittings are these?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 05:42:44 AM »
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*.
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