[T3] AN fittings

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sun May 30 19:17:46 PDT 2021

Tape?  Where?
Id never get it together if I put tape around the nipple, and never get the
braid in if there were more than one layer of that, and that’s 
Not the sealing surface anyway.  These are tight tolerance connectors.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
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Behalf Of Jeff C
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [T3] AN fittings

My cousin, a plumber, told me to wrap tapered fittings with 6-8 full wraps
of tape.
I had been using 3-4, and I haven't had a leak since.
Jeff '67 Sqbk

On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 7:55 AM Keith Park <topnotch at nycap.rr.com> wrote:

> The one that failed was the tapered nipple, it was fine till it let 
> go, was still tight but the oil was dripping out where the hose 
> entered it.  I took it apart and didn't find any cracks in
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