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Old 01-26-2016, 09:23 PM   #15
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Thanks for the help.

Got another "stupid question". I've assumed that when I turn vertical and penetrate the belly pan w/ the "final run" of tubing to each appliance, that I would use a 90 degree elbow fitting and then go all the way to the appliance connection point. Now that I'm about ready to install, I'm thinking, "if the rule is no fittings in enclosed places - like the belly pan - then how do you justify the end of the elbow with a flare nut sticking in the belly pan . . .

So I started thinking, I better check in w/ the experts (again, I'm starting from scratch so I don't have anything to look at).

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Old 01-26-2016, 11:27 PM   #16
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You don't use the elbow, but make a smooth bend in the pipe with one of the spring like tubing benders that you can get at a hardware store. Thats the way the original pipes were done, a bend in the pipe, not an elbow.

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For the 3/8" tubing you can also use an automotive tubing bender, which will give you a sharper bend than the springs will. An inexpensive one is sufficient.

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