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amateurplumber 04-04-2013 11:38 AM

Is there anything I should do to a cut pipe before using a push to connect connector?
 
Do I just cut the pipe and attach the connector, or should I clean the outside with emery paper first (and/or do something else)?

Thanks all!

joecaption 04-04-2013 06:57 PM

Ok, what's the pipe made of? What type "connector"?

oh'mike 04-05-2013 07:51 AM

Joe---I like your new signature line-------very helpful!

OP---what kind of pipe?

ben's plumbing 04-05-2013 07:56 AM

no mike look at it better....not what kind of pipe .....its what the pipe....:laughing::laughing::laughing:

joecaption 04-05-2013 08:23 AM

I trying to conserve on letters. I might need them later.:)

amateurplumber 04-05-2013 08:59 AM

Pipe is 3/4" copper. Connector is a John guest push to connect on one end and a falcon flex tube with fips connection on the other.

joecaption 04-05-2013 09:39 AM

Then your right just make sure there's no burrs, and a quick sanding with some emery paper.

jagans 04-05-2013 10:19 AM

If the pipe is perfectly clean, ream inside for full flow, very slightly chamfer outer edge so pipe slides into fitting. Do not sand outer side of pipe. Minute scratches in copper could be path for water. Seal is made between pipe and O-Ring. If you have to sand due to snots, use fine Emory, and only sand concentrically, not longitudinally.


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