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Old 07-05-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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Hi , some compression joiners have a copper olive , some a nylon one some rubber , which is better , ta......

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The brass ferrule is for copper pipe, nylon is for plastic pipe, rubber not recommended.

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Thanks for reply , had an emergency job , had to put on pipe caps , dribled with metal ferules , had a few rubber ones and ( walla ) , caps on tight no leaks , now gotta work out how to proceed tommorow.
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Brass ferrules require more tightening pressure to finally seal tightly. I often grease the fitting with plumbers grease to allow things to tighten easier.
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Hello, why shouldn't we use rubber???
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Hi! Please tell me why we shouldn't use rubber????
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Rubber tends to harden and crack over time. In some places they work just fine, in some I prefer not to use them.

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