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Thread: Flare fittings
07-22-2009, 10:58 PM #1
Curious about what you guys think. We see it more in refrigeration than AC, so do you guys use the sweat adapters, that is a flare nut premade that you sweat on, do you flare, or do you double-flare? I use the adaptors under certain circumstancesa) Too lazy to get the flare kit out or (b) tight spaces
I can't remember the last time I made a flare that was NOT a double flare. Don't trust a single flare..made by me anyway...
07-22-2009, 11:10 PM #2Professional Member
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use the yellow jacket tool.. never used a flaring block since.. only time a flare leaks for me just just tighten it abit.
ive seen the sweat on adapters (tubing with a flare on it) im sure it would be nice if you needed a flare but didn't have the room to make one
07-22-2009, 11:12 PM #3
i live by the yellow jacket flareblock which swivels while flaring and CLICKS when the flare is done. for me dummy proof add a little oil then tighten , job done. for really tight spots then maybe ya the sweat type or take my chances on the a normal type flareblock
07-22-2009, 11:21 PM #4
what is different about the yellow jacket?
07-22-2009, 11:38 PM #5
The best flaring tool had a fluted cone
But I forget the brand right now. Really excellent flares every time.
I always run a swaging bit in until it juuuust bells the copper. Then I switch to the flaring cone. The feel of the cone lever changes when the flare is right. It kind of 'gives' a little.
Flaring a dryer in eliminates cutting it out later.PHM
07-23-2009, 12:37 AM #6
Think thats the Imperial one that I use PHM
404 when I see the premade ones that's the first place I leak check
The Y/J head is offset and rolls around the pipe instead of compressing the whole surface at one time like the others.
07-23-2009, 11:46 AM #7Regular Guest
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Stupid question, what's a double flare?
I'll use the premade sweat-on flares if I'm close to a parts house and know I'll need one beforehand, otherwise I use a flaring block.
07-23-2009, 12:35 PM #8
the adapters have a really strong point that i like and that is the flare, its extra thick and factory machined , almost impossible to overtighten , great and reliable time saver plus neat work and as stated much more practical for small driers, regards stanKeep it simple to keep it cool!
07-23-2009, 02:28 PM #9
I make my own flares and also add those copper flare gaskets...anyone else like those things?
07-23-2009, 05:37 PM #10
07-23-2009, 06:56 PM #11
Double flares are when you use the double flare tool and it 'bowls"(is that a term?? haha) the copper in ward then you put the 45 degree flare cone over in it which makes the flare twice as thick, so basically the flare seat has 2 layers of copper instead of one. When done properly they make nice joints.
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07-23-2009, 10:48 PM #12
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