Originally Posted by delmarrey
If you're willing to hard plumb you could use SS tube or refrigeration
copper tube. The fittings should be a bit less and the tube a lot less. You just have to get the bends right.
BTW- Teflon tape is generally for tapered threads (pipe) to prevent galling and add to the seal. Straight thread fittings use a lip seal of some sort, the threads are to just draw it tight, not seal.
I would love to hard-plumb, but there's no way I could get it through all the bends in one piece, I would need to do it in a bunch of pieces. :\ Interesting that copper would also work though, I would have thought it too thin. Are we talking just flared connections or sweated/soldered? Or either/or?
As for the teflon tape - the threads are all NPT which is tapered. So I'm assuming by your note above that teflon is OK. Again, quite suprizing that teflon tape is OK in a high pressure environment
. I'm very happy to hear that instead of "go out and buy Magic Permatex Gasketing Sealant