Chrome, hep and compression

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  1. Yorkshirebloke

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    Evening all, hope this finds you all well.
    Hopefully simple for you guys......
    I have a length of 15mm chrome plated copper pipe. 300mm long.
    One end will have a hep20 push fitting, the other will have a compression penny valve.
    Do I need to take the chrome off..... both ends, one end or not at all?

    Cheers all.
    Alex
     
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    Chrome plated copper will not hold in a push fit fitting. You would need to remove the chrome plating. A compression fitting will be fine on chrome plated copper.
     
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  4. Yorkshirebloke

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    Lovely, thanks for that! Makes life really easy, the hep fitting is beneath the floor boards so I can strip more than enough of the chrome under there.

    Any tips on the best way to strip it? Only thing I was going to try was a wire wheel on my bench grinder.

    Alex
     
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    It doesnt take much to remove the chrome , its a very thin coating. Take care not to mishape the tube !!
     
  6. Yorkshirebloke

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    Aye will do. With a brass wire wheel I figured it would just strip it like paint rather than grind it.
     
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  8. Yorkshirebloke

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    Good shout I've got some of that.
     
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