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Old 04-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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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)?

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Is there anything I should do to a cut pipe before using a push to connect connector?


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

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

OP---what kind of pipe?
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no mike look at it better....not what kind of pipe .....its what the pipe....
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I trying to conserve on letters. I might need them later.
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Is there anything I should do to a cut pipe before using a push to connect connector?


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.
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Is there anything I should do to a cut pipe before using a push to connect connector?


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