How to Position SAE Tube Fittings
Use this guide to orient the compression end of tube fittings in a specific direction. Simply follow the steps listed below:
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- Lubricate the o-ring with a lubricant that is compatible with the o-ring material and system fluid.
- Back the locknut out.
- Finger tighten the tube fitting into the straight thread boss until the metal backup washer makes contact with the face of the boss.
- Position the fitting by backing it out until the compression tube fitting end is in the desired direction. Take care to turn the tube fitting no more than one turn while backing out.
- Hold the fitting in the desired direction and wrench tighten the locknut until the washer makes contact with the face of the boss.