Chrome Plated Copper with Pushfit fittings

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by swhalley, 14 Oct 2005.

  1. swhalley

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    Anybody used CP copper pipe with plastic pushfit fittings - is it a good idea?
     
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    No it wouldn't be a good idea unless you clean off the chrome where the fitting is going or the water pressure will push it off and cause a bit of a panic.
     
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    definitely not a good idea. even when pipe ends are roughened fittings can blow off
     
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    Must use compression.
     
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    Chrome Plated Copper with Pushfit fittings........ DONT MIX

    I have seen one blow off in a loft which then brought down two ceilings and caused a flood of Rod Stewart impersonators giving their rendition of 'We are Sailing'!!!

    Use compression fittings instead
     
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    If it's just a job for yourself, go one stage better get rid of the chrome.

    Vanity should never take presedence over safety, chrome pipes to joints are like eels to inexperienced fishermen.!
     
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    From John Guest (speedfit) Website:

    Connection to Chrome-Plated Copper Pipe

    Speedfit fittings can be connected onto chromium plated copper pipe if the chromium plating is completely removed to the full depth of the fitting. To ensure maximum grip, the fitting of a collet clip is recommended.

    It is not possible to connect Speedfit fittings to stainless steel pipe.

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    REF: http://www.johnguest.com/linkpages/SPFinstADV.html
     
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