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Old 01 December 2015, 08:09   #1
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Will it turn or will it snap?

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As part of my winter jobs I want to tidy up the routing of the cables at the stern, this would involve turning the brass fitting in pic 1 through about 150 degrees clockwise. Three questions for the experts out there:

1 What chance have I of doing this without snapping it off?
2 What method of sealing would be used on hydraulics, PTFE or some kind of liquid compound that sets hard over time?
3 If I did snap it off how hard would it be to find a new one?

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Old 01 December 2015, 08:38   #2
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Hi Guys

As part of my winter jobs I want to tidy up the routing of the cables at the stern, this would involve turning the brass fitting in pic 1 through about 150 degrees clockwise. Three questions for the experts out there:

1 What chance have I of doing this without snapping it off?
2 What method of sealing would be used on hydraulics, PTFE or some kind of liquid compound that sets hard over time?
3 If I did snap it off how hard would it be to find a new one?

Thanks

Andy
andy hydraulic fittings dont need ptfe etc they are self seal give it some plus gas and give a good soak, parts should be easy pertex for one farm machinery people another most big towns have hydraulic hose supplies.you could end for end it or get a banjo fitting which will revolve through 360 degrees

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andy hydraulic fittings dont need ptfe etc they are self seal give it some plus gas and give a good soak, parts should be easy pertex for one farm machinery people another most big towns have hydraulic hose supplies.you could end for end it or get a banjo fitting which will revolve through 360 degrees

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As part of my winter jobs I want to tidy up the routing of the cables at the stern, this would involve turning the brass fitting in pic 1 through about 150 degrees clockwise. Three questions for the experts out there:



1 What chance have I of doing this without snapping it off?

2 What method of sealing would be used on hydraulics, PTFE or some kind of liquid compound that sets hard over time?

3 If I did snap it off how hard would it be to find a new one?



Thanks



Andy

You'll probably find that the "T" into the cylinder is a NPT (taper thread) & will need sealing (I'm assuming that this is the fitting you want to turn to alter the route of the hoses) DONT use PTFE tape, use a liquid compound. Heldite is my sealant of choice. Rather than just unscrewing it, try working it backwards & forwards until it starts to move. Try pouring a couple of kettles of boiling water over the block first.
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Turned it yesterday, easy peasy, no binding, grinding or creaking.

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good result Andy

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