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help with leaky #67 MM compression tee

Joseph_4
Joseph_4 Member Posts: 215
Hi.

Installed a new #67 It wasn't leaking and all was fine- then whole LWCO 67 got moved and started to leak from compression fitting into tee. removed redid a bunch of times. it still leaks. A tradesman told me in my local plumbing supply to turn the tee up and use regular 3/8 rough brass for a toilet or sink and create an upside down J. He said he has had this leak many times. is there anything wrong with this? heard to get a new L shaped 3/8 pipe on order is over 40 bucks!

Thanks

Joe

Comments

  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Make it work.

    Find pipe and fittings that are the same size (either 3/8 or 1/2"). That line is just an equalizer. 
  • Ron Jr._3
    Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
    I've used

    3/8 flare fittings and oil line to make the connection . In an absolute pinch we've soldered the compression fitting .
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,004
    yes a standard tee with a male by compression

    adapter, or as Ron said, a flare fitting (which is better) with standard tubing will work just fine..as Jstar said, it only has to equalize the pressure.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

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