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Old December 6, 2009, 08:53 PM
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1/4 turn after contact. Not 1/4 turn after you tighten by hand. I have all my fitings hand tightened without a wrench and they never leak. These are o-ring fittings after all.
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Old December 6, 2009, 08:56 PM
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I never use a wrench on my fittings, I find "snug" tight then just torque it with my hand. Never had a fitting leak. If you need more grip I just grab a "tea-towel".

Must be my "Kung-Fu" grip.



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Old December 7, 2009, 10:38 AM
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your kung fu is weak grover
but anyways...the quarter turn thing is a good idea
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Old December 7, 2009, 04:24 PM
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My kungfoo grip is better than your kungfoo grip.
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Old December 7, 2009, 04:31 PM
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My jujitsu grip is better than your kungfu grip?

Anyways back on topic, overtightening will likely expand the ring beyond the diameter of the threading, and the fitting will leak. I strictly follow the quarter wrench.
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