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Old 06-25-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Quick question before we head out and buy all the parts.

Building an immersion chiller with 3/8" copper and instead of soldering fittings, we thought we could use flare nut fittings.

Does anyone see a downside to using flare nuts? Or would it be better to use compression fittings?


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Old 06-25-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Assuming of course you have a flare tool, flare fittings would be just fine. Curious why you don't want to solder them though?


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Assuming of course you have a flare tool, flare fittings would be just fine. Curious why you don't want to solder them though?
Lazy.

I have a flaring tool that I borrowed from a guy at work and it seems a ton easier.
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fair enough! I've always just soldered due to the cost of the fittings. The flare fittings will be about $3-5 each vs about .80 for a solder on fitting.
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