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Date:  6-10-2013
Number of Hours:  4.00
Manual Reference:  ch 9
Brief Description:  Brakes lines and fittings

The brake lines and fittings were installed today. I wrapped the brake lines in 3/8" wire conduit as a channel for them to run from brakes to MC's and in the event that they will need replacing, it will be as simple as disconnecting them and pulling them out of the conduit. 1 long braided teflon line and 2 fittings. Simple. Of course I used Permatex thread sealant on all fittings prior to install. One thing that I wish someone could invent would be a fitting/housing that could be torqued to a specific limit and guarantee results. All I was told by my IA was to make it "real snug." That's a FEEL thing and I don't like "feel" things in Aviation. Either way, I will be making several taxi tests and checking the lines religiously prior to flight so for now all I can do is trust my "snugginess" :)
I did, however, verify the amount of threads that were left exposed as well as the stiffness in order to come to a conclusion. The last fitting was in the right brake caliper housing and that one was tightened more than the others so we'll see if the others hold and if not then I know I can crank em 1 more turn.
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