okay to disassemble and reassemble compression fittings? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks > okay to disassemble and reassemble compression fittings?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
scottfro
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Vancouver, BC
Posts: 258


so i'm looking to setup a pickup tube that is similar to this guys
Picasa Web Albums - Kevin - Keggles for c...

but i'm wondering about cleaning. can a compression fitting be taken apart and put back together? i thought it crimped the metal a bit upon first assembly and would eventually be prone to leaking if it was taken apart and reassembled.

any thoughts?
__________________
Primary:

Secondary:

Bottled:
#30 Chocolate Porter
#27 Smoked Ale
#26 Hard Apple Cider (Champagne Yeast)
#25 Big Als' Blackberry Brew 2008
#15 Hard Apple Cyser

Kegged:
#31 Field Hand Hefeweizen

http://www.deterrabrewing.com/forum <-- Vancouver Homebrewing Network

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,330
Liked 1765 Times on 1122 Posts


Yes, they can be taken apart which is why they're used in this application. The nut and ferrule will stay on the tubing.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
kladue
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Turner, Oregon, Oregon most of the time now
Posts: 2,305
Liked 53 Times on 47 Posts


Once the fitting nut is tightened 7 - flats ( 1 - 1/6 rotation) from finger tight the ferrules will stay on the tubing when you take the fitting apart. After initial installation the nut can be tightened just snug with a wrench not the 7 - flats as that is a one time only method. The only caution is be careful not to cross thread the nut during reassembly or over tighten the nut the first time which will swell the tube and make disassembly and reassembly difficult.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
scottfro
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Vancouver, BC
Posts: 258

coo, just what i wanted to hear

now if i could just find some SS tubing in canada....might have to go with a SS racking cane
__________________
Primary:

Secondary:

Bottled:
#30 Chocolate Porter
#27 Smoked Ale
#26 Hard Apple Cider (Champagne Yeast)
#25 Big Als' Blackberry Brew 2008
#15 Hard Apple Cyser

Kegged:
#31 Field Hand Hefeweizen

http://www.deterrabrewing.com/forum <-- Vancouver Homebrewing Network

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
compression fittings Rico6115 Equipment/Sanitation 14 08-06-2014 02:33 AM
Need some help finding the right compression tube fittings. EvilGnome6 Chillers & Stir Plates 1 07-08-2009 01:09 PM
Compression fittings on an immersion chiller - having a problem snailsongs Chillers & Stir Plates 4 05-31-2009 04:17 PM
Compression Fittings Help Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-13-2009 03:14 PM
do these fittings match? (pipe to compression) nathan DIY Projects 3 11-14-2008 11:43 PM


Forum Jump