It had to happen eventually: I broke the capillary on our Gasbench sampling needle. The break is right in the middle, where it crosses the top of the autosampler head, so I can't use my usual strategy of shortening an end and pretending the flow rate is close enough.
The long-term solution is obviously to build more needles (or cough up $620 each to get them from Thermo), but do I have any options for temporary repairs? We do have some Press-Tight fittings (Restek 20446) and some epoxy... Am I a fool to consider it? If I do try, are there issues to consider besides leaks and dead volume in the connection?