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Old 09-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
When NAPA or another auto parts store sell you a fitting, they don't know what your use is going to be. You can purchase the exact same fitting in Home Depot or Lowe's and again, they have no idea where it's being used. Will they work - sure. Are they safe - maybe. But - that brake system might have as high as 1000 or more psig during an emergency stop. Do you want to rely on, probably, a compromised braking system?

These old threads just keep reappearing

Dave W
Because the same issues keep coming up.

The biggest problem with using compression fittings on a brake system (other than the fact they're dangerous) is insurance. If an accident occurs and your insurance company finds out compression fittings were used on the brake system you'll be SOL. Won't even matter if the brakes were the cause of the accident or not.


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