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PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD

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reply to ttiiggy

Re: Gas lines and DIY

Technically the sealing mechanism in that fitting you showed is compression, but the trade name for it is a flare fitting. A compression fitting is the type that uses a crushable sleeve around the exterior of a pipe to create a seal:




Not trying to nitpick, just clearing things up.


ttiiggy
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join:2001-03-27
Bozeman, MT

said by PSWired:

Technically the sealing mechanism in that fitting you showed is compression, but the trade name for it is a flare fitting. A compression fitting is the type that uses a crushable sleeve around the exterior of a pipe to create a seal

Yes. True all that.

I was thinking about the technical compressing sealing and not the name of compression fitting.