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Old 11-21-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
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I have a leak in my water supply line, and going to replace the pipe and use compression fittings. Can I reuse compression fittings??? I have one already on one side of the pipe I'm fixing.
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I suppose you could re-use them if you could get the brass ring off, and re-install it on the pipe you're working on. However, I would advise just buying replacement rings (or the entire fitting)...It is too easy and inexpensive to risk it.

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I'm using compression fittings because I don't want to go thru the trouble of drying out the pipes and soldering..good idea?? Plus, I'm a begginner at soldering pipes..have a habit of dropping hot solder on my arms.
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Depends on where the line repairs are located. If it is under the house (crawlspace), it is not code to use compression. If it is in an area that is "sight accessible", it is permitted. The reason is that compression fittings can leak and if it is in an area where you can't see it, you may have major problems before you realize it. Reusing a compression fitting is difficult since removing the ring is next to impossible. You can buy new rings and nuts though. Just make sure you are buying the same brand.
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