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Oil leak fix?

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overpop
overpop Member Posts: 52
Just finished my install, fired right up and began hating the radiant floor! Only problem was a small leak at an oil joint. I may have done something wrong. I put a flex oil line to the burner. At the end of the filter canister there was a pre existing 3 inch long black pipe fitting. To that I added a cast 90, then I added the flex line. That's where it's leaking. What can I do to stop it? Did I use the wrong 90 to go to the (what appears to be chrome) flex?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,886
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    The flex lines I'm familiar with are designed to connect to brass flare fittings. Is this what you connected to, or did you screw the flex line fitting directly onto a piece of pipe?
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  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
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    Post a pic. The lines I use from Crown have a non-rotating 1/4" end and a reverse type flare/nut connection on the other end
  • overpop
    overpop Member Posts: 52
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    Did I say hating? I meant Heating!
  • overpop
    overpop Member Posts: 52
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    Yes brass occurred to me today while driving. And there is one end that rotates (that end doesnt leak) So, I will buy a brass fitting and give that a go. Thanks...