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    compression fitting vs lockring



    Hello
    How a lockring pipe connection differs from a compression fitting one ? Why the first unconditionally suits refrigeration, but the latter mostly does not ? What makes the first one to be reliable while the principe of the both is the same ?



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    Re: compression fitting vs lockring

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    In my opinion the difference is in the permanent way a
    lock ring fitting works.

    It is applied and installed using a recognised method and
    if done correctly is a permanent connection never meant
    to be removed.

    A compression fitting although similar could be removed and
    refitted and the skill of the operator doing the job depends
    on the thing leaking or not.

    Rob

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    Re: compression fitting vs lockring

    Permanency of the connection is not the reason, however. Of course, Lockring is more convenient - and quicker done, but, the cost of the tool ...

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    Re: compression fitting vs lockring

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    Compared to a fully kitted out oxy-acetylene brazing kit (which is the correct way to connect),
    the tools required are comparable?

    Rob

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