Originally Posted by outerrealm
If compression fittings are so deadly and illegal why does NAPA sell them? Wouldn't they be in quite a legal quagmire?
That is an excellent question. They are not intended for high pressure applications and are sold for lower pressure applications.
That being said, a lot of people use them and I have not seen one fail in my 40 years of working on cars. I have seen a lot of poorly done flares leak after a short time. here in New England we see a lot of rotted lines, especially on GM products. If they would just use stainless at the factories it would be a non issue.