Mixing chrome and brass compression fittings

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  1. mike004

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    I had a burst pipe last month and fitted a 300 mm flexible connector as a temporary fix.
    I have now replaced this with a length of copper pipe (see pic). Everything is watertight, but thinking back, I may have broken some good plumbing guidelines.

    * Is it OK to reuse the existing olive? Instead of cutting it off with a hacksaw and using a new olive, I wrapped some PTFE tape round the old olive and remade the joint.

    * Is it OK to use chrome and brass together for a compression joing? I used the chrome nut from the flexible connector with a male brass connector.
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    Can't see a problem.

    Ptfe round the original olive is ok.

    Just looks a bit odd.

    Andy.
     
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    You mean the chrome nut on a brass connector?
    It's up in the loft, so I'm not worried about it looking pretty.
    I was thinking that maybe chrome and brass have different expansion properties, and that mixing fittings was a definite no no.
     
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    The chrome is plated onto brass, scrape it a bit and you'll see brass underneath
     
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    They are only chrome plated.
     
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