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anybody got any good suggestions for any pipe benders? I've been looking to redo some plumbing in my truck and don't want to pinch any lines. Also, how do compression fittings work? How do you make lines from scratch? Thanks for the help. Can't learn if you don't ask... :)
 

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You can learn if you search and read what has been discussed time and time again... :)
 

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If I am reading this correctly you are looking to do brakeline type plumbing. Correct? You will need a flare tool, and benders. Sorry I dont have any so no experience with which are good and bad.
 

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i've used the cheapo harbor freight hand tubing benders for both hard brake lines and hard fuel lines.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40393

thats the one i have at home. works fine.

i have used their cheapo flare tool too, and it works OK, but expect to be a bit frustrated with it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40878

this is the good one that my dad uses.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item...&group_ID=1338&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog
 

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Compression fittings use a band that goes around the end of the tubing. A female nut slides over the band. As the nut is tightened against the male portion of the connector, the band is compressed against the tube and the fitting, creating a seal. These can be used with aluminum hardline or flexable line for lower pressure applications.

The other choice is 37degree double flare stuff. It's what is commonly used for brake hardlines, and most other hardlines (gas) that use flared ends. The threaded nut portion is usually either SAE pipe or Metric pipe on later model or import stuff. Napa sells premade lengths of this type, and it's easily bent with a hand bender.
 
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