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Old 08-13-2019, 03:55 PM   #10
Chuck Sea/Tac
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Default Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

You can buy flare Gaskets already made from your local refrigeration supply house. If you’re making it by compressing a flat washer you’re already compressing the copper. The reason for the flare gasket is because the copper is already been compressed, so putting in a new uncompressed gasket gives you some tightening room and will seal. This is to save you a little bit a time from reflaring the copper the original fitting.
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