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Firomatic/Filter/Tigerloop setup with all NPT okay?
Is the setup in the photo okay, especially with all the threaded fittings between the devices and no flares until the upstream side of the ball valve?
(Obviously I’d have to get a longer nipple for the ball valve. The ball valve is there because I would rather not use the Firomatic as the service shutoff, and I figure the hard pipe connections would mean less strain on the line when the valve is worked than if there were flares and 3/8 tubing on either side of it.)
I know in normal plumbing unions can help you get things both tight and oriented correctly because you can tighten stuff independently on each side of the union before connecting it, but are unions a no-no on oil lines? Any general plumbing tips for how to tighten all these in series without having, say, a filter upside down, or severely over tightening? Dumb newbie question maybe but every time I ask a dumb question on this forum I get amazing answers I never thought of.
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