Joining Brass fittings

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    What's the best thread lock / sealing for joining these to make a manifold?

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    What fitting are you joining them with?
     
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    These between each, to make a 5 way system.
     
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    Cool, PTFE or Loctite 55
     
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    As they are compression fittings......Why not a short piece of copper ??
     
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    Is 22mm going to fit that socket which is presumably 3/4"
     
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    If it must be those two T pieces then 2 olives, 2 nuts and a short length of copper (ie the manufacturers approved fittings) Anything else is a botch. If you want them tight together the best leak-proof botch might be a brass coupling with no sealant and then silver soldering the joints to seal them.
     
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    The locktite is really only any good if you can torque up the joint while it sets - these, being parallel threads will only torque up when they bottom out.

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    Ptfe tape and heldite itl never leak.Bob
     
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