Connecting to Alkathene piping

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    The cold feed in my bungalow is black alkathene pipe, with copper spurs off to different appliances. I need to replace everyting in the bathroom. My question is what sort of compression fittings do u use to connect to this type of pipe. the existing ones appear to be 3/4in, seem very old. Do u use ordinary 22mm connectors with 3/4 olives, if so how do u make sure u get a good tight fit. Any suggestions would be apprecited
     
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    "kuterlite" make a range of brass fittings for Alkathene pipe, but you would be better getting the "Philmac" fittings.

    Size will be ½" Class C or D, look on the pipe and it will be marked, green writing for class C, blue for D.
     
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    I have measured the diameter of the pipe, which is balck rigid, and it is 22mm, can i use speedfit pushfit fittings on this, i have tried it on a spare piece and it seems to fit snugly and securely. Will it leak?, Have found the fittings u ahve mentioned, the speed fit would be a cheaper and neater solution if thay work
     
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    If the pipe is black alkathene as you said, then NO speed fit will not do
     
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