||10-19-2007 09:47 AM
Originally Posted by Marlin
... I would worry about copper crimps corroding away though.
in an underground environment IF the soil conditions were harsh. I've seen 50 year old copper come out looking like it were almost new....so local conditions could definitely have an impact on direct soil contact application. No soil contact, I wouldn't give it a second thought...proper application goes a long way to having a leak free install.
I second the sharbite fittings...I ONLY use them IF it's the only way out not buried in a wall. That said they are PERFECT for temporary applications. For example I pressure check every supply run by itself, I have a gauge and air fitting on a 1/2" and 3/4" T. It's great to pop one on, check. Remove with no damage, and check another line. With the T you can check 2 lines at once, or plug and use it for one. It works for me.