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Old 02-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #16
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How does the compression fitting work? I am not sure hoe to connect it to my existing plumbing.

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Old 02-25-2007, 01:15 PM   #17
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Cut the pipe, slip on nut and brass ring, then thighten up adaptor on it, the brass ring creates the seal.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:06 PM   #18
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If you haven't left yet - you may want to get an new shut off valve - it looks kind of close to the heater, and it may be difficult to to shape the flexible copper to fit. One side will be a compression fitting, the other side will have a male end on it.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:27 PM   #19
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Tribe fan-I think it will work. If I run into problems that will be plan B.

Here is a picture of my kit that I bought:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...6/DSCF0097.jpg

What are the silver pieces on the far right for? Is that what I connect to the heater with? As for the compression fitting should it be able to slip right off?
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The fitting on the right, (water heater nipples), are the nipples then screw into the water heater, make sure the these are orientated the correct ways, if you look into them, chances are there is small check valves inside, trun them up and down, make sure the ball is set to open to the flow of water, get it backwards and it will not allow water to flow.

Compression fitting will slip off until you tighten them up.
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Looks good
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Thanks Ron.

So apparently flex pipe has it's limits. I just snapped the piece off for my return line. Back to the store I go.
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Yea, you don't need to crank them super tight.
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Job complete. One of the compression fittings did not work, so we sweated the joint. Thanks to everyone for the help. Ron you get forum man of the year award in my book. Thanks a lot.

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