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Working on my loader. Needed to replace a blown line on the loader and one of the fittings was seized in the T between the two cylinders to the bucket. So i installed three new hoses and a new T. Being Sunday tractor supply was my only option. The whole system is 3/8 pipe thread. The only T in the store was 1/2" so i installed reducing bushings on all sides of the T. No matter how tight i get them it oozes where the bushings meet the T. Are the fittings from TS junk?

There are other fittings existing fittings on this leg that appear to be similar to black pipe fittings. In the process of re-tightening the bushings
Into the T some of these s other fittings worked loose and they DONT ooze not matter how loose they seam.
 

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I've had mixed results with Tractor supply fittings..

Are you sure they're npt? There's like three main types of threads...

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So I spent $50 on fittings at TS and a couple hours on Sunday to do a half a$$ job. Spent $34 on one fitting today and 20 mins time to do it the right way...... Must be out of spec fittings at TS maybe?
 
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