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Flaring 5/16 Line
Posted by: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: February 20, 2020 02:42PM

When double/inverted flaring 5/16" line with one of those clamp and screw-down yoke type tools,* how much length do you leave protruding from the surface of the clamp? My 3/16" die has a nifty groove to line it up, but my 5/16" die don't.



*For the record, I'm using a Ridgid version, which is functionally similar, but vastly superior, to the AutoZone rental garbage.

Dylan
'62 95 Panel
Seattle, WA

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Re: Flaring 5/16 Line
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 20, 2020 03:06PM

On my Imperial double flaring tool (bear-trap with yoke and screw down like yours), the secondary operation buttons serve as a gauges. The button has a smaller cylinder that goes in the tube and an upper portion that bears the pressure from the tapered ram.

Select the correct button for the tubing size. Each button's upper portion has a certain height that equals the needed stick-out for the initial clamping of that tubing size.

You sit the button on upside-down on the bear-trap and adjust the pipe up and down until its stickout equals the height of the button.

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Re: Flaring 5/16 Line
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 20, 2020 03:52PM

Found an illustration...

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Flaring 5/16 Line
Posted by: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: February 20, 2020 04:42PM

Thanks for the info, Craig!

The shoulder on the 5/16" die is about 1/32" shorter than on the 3/16" one. Which seemed backward, but makes sense when you consider similar wall thickness and whatnot. Guess I'm overthinking it, as I only have one or two shots at it before I have to buy a new line.

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Re: Flaring 5/16 Line
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 21, 2020 04:51AM

I believe the shoulder on my 5/16 die is thicker than the 1/4", which is thicker than the 3/16.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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