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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:21 am 
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Kinetic_Genius wrote:
Hmmm.. How about online? I can't find any decent ones on ebay and Swagelok seems to charge a fortune for them, beside their 90 degree elbows look welded.. :?


Let me shed a little light on this. I deal with Swagelok here in Calgary. "The Main Man" there told me, and I quote, "Stainless steel elbows, couplers, etc don't have an official pressure rating because the testing facilities have never been able to produce enough pressure to cause them to fail". Even the 1/8" tubing and compression fittings are rated at 10,000 psi. Yes, you pay a little more for this, but in the long run, whatever you build will not fail. Not to mention the corrosion resistance factor.

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