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Old 07-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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I'm using plastic Apollo fittings to join copper pipe. I have two questions:

1) What's the best way to connect a plastic Apollo tee to an existing line, since each connection has to bottom out in the fitting. I guess I can try to loosen some hangers to give enough play in the existing copper lines?

2) Because of the size of the Apollo fittings, I can't use the standard hangers. What is the best way to support pipe joined with Apollo fittings, particularly in areas where there are a lot of elbows? I'm finding that the whole thing is sagging, twisting, and rotating, and it's hard to continue work when things aren't straight.

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I'm not familiar with apollo fittings...... What is it?

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They are basically the same idea as Sharkbite fittings. They are plastic push-in fittings for use with PEX or copper, but because of their larger outer diameter, they do not allow the copper pipe to fit snug up against a surface, so I can't use the regular 1/2" copper pipe hangers.

Also, in congested areas with lots of elbows, I'm not sure what the best way is to secure the pipe so that it stays straight, since the self-weight tends to cause the pipes to rotate in the fittings.
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Maybe you should consider copper sweat or pex fittings and pipe

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There must be a common way to support copper pipes that use push-in compression fittings...
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There must be a common way to support copper pipes that use push-in compression fittings...
There are more supports and fastening systems than you can imagine. But you'll only find the common ones in the local DIY store.
Try fabricating a spacer to fill the gap, then perhaps a common support will work
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try these called j hooks
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pl...1#.UBM8r7QQuqs
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It's really impossible to tell you how to support your pipe without some kind of picture of the area in question.

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