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Old 08-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #21
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Ah, thanks, I had no idea folks used crimp rings on PEX (and now that I've looked there's a crap ton of those). I've always used the expansion rings with the fancy "gun"...

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We both learned something. I didn't know there were a half dozen ways to connect PEX.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #22
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Well, after tightening up the 2 MFL connections, things look to be stable so that is good. I guess I didn't know you could tighten those any tighter than just by hand. I figured it would crush the flared nylon washer inside.

Also, after they were tightened, the hose no longer moved on the barb. I think what was going on was that the barbed swivel nut was loose enough that the barbed end could rotate so it made it look like the hose was not tight. Once the MFL connection was tightened, the barbed end of the swivel nut was immobilized and now the hose can't turn.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:32 AM   #23
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Sweet! You should be golden now.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:35 AM   #24
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It must take quite a bit to crush one of those washers, because I've reefed all of my flare fittings on two multi-drop CO2 systems (4 way and 6 way) down pretty tight and they've held for years now.

If the hose barb piece can rotate inside the swivel nut, it's definitely not tight enough...

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #25
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I've cracked one of the washers! It's definitely possible. Like somebody else said, go finger tight on the MFL fittings, then barely snug them up with a wrench. 1/4 turn at the most. And have lots of extra washers on hand...

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:32 PM   #26
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Mine have integral washers. I didn't realize they even made them without them.

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Mine have integral washers. I didn't realize they even made them without them.
The corny disconnects come with integrated washers. Sankey couplers with MFL fittings don't.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #28
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Ah. Gotcha

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