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I have an IR SS5L5. We have developed a leak at discharge tube

I have an IR SS5L5. We have developed a leak at the fittings where the discharge tube assmbly goes into the head. Is there a seal at this joint that could be failing?

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SOunds like your compression fittings have failed on the copper line. I recommend changing over to a stainless steel braided flexable line. Try they have the stainless hoses.

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